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Fender had produced entry-level electric guitars before but had never modeled them after their popular line of Stratocasters and Telecasters.

All of that changed in 1982 when Fender introduced the Fender Squier series of guitars.

Designed back in 1954 by Leo Fender, the “stratocaster” has become ubiquitous among all electric guitar players across the world.

Almost everybody is familiar with the look of the Fender Squier Stratocaster and it has been played by some of the best guitarist in the world.

The Plus Series was a very good attempt to reclaim Fender USA's floundering reputation, as quality had drastically gone down hill under CBS's ownership. The Stratocaster was Leo Fender's second guitar design after the Telecaster around 1953, with actual production beginning in early 1954.

and was the highest end production model next to Fender's Custom Shop guitars. There was some transitional Strat Plus' in 1999 that were a mix of the new DX Strat series and the Plus Series.

You can tell by the serial number, which started with DN9XXXXX and they also had a chrome Fender logo on the headstock.

While some were sold as a "Plus" they were sort of a hybrid have Fender's new Noiseless pickups, yet retaining the locking tuners, roller nut and American bridge.

These went on to be the American Deluxe Strat Series. (Why you are at it, check out my wild and crazy Custom Strat Plus guitars!