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2014 60th Anniversary Fender American Standard Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by deve52, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. deve52

    deve52 Strat-Talk Member

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    Today I bought a 2014(60th Stratocaster Anniversary Series) Fender American Standard Stratocaster MN Olympic White.
    It has Chrome hardware. Why so?
    I've browsed this model and they all have gold hardware with plastic type tuning pegs.
    Were there multiple models made during this year?
     

  2. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    Because it’s not a genuine 60th Anniversary Strat?
     
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  3. stevel

    stevel Strat-Talker

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    There was a special edition made with gold hardware, different tuners and pickups. What you have is a garden variety American Standard with the anniversary neck plate. It's a fine instrument, just not the special edition.
     
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  4. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Strat-Talker

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    I believe all 2014 MIA strats come with the "60th Anniversary" neck plate, even the Standards.
     
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  5. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    Put some pictures up and we'll help you identify it.
     
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  6. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Pics would help. Is it the Olympic white with tortoise pickguard? That would be one of two limited edition AS Strats they did in 2014. Limited edition color, but still not the special edition commemorative model. Confused yet?

    ALL Strats had a "60th anniversary" neck plate in 2014, wether they were special editions or not. This leads to much confusion for some people who think they are buying a special edition, but it is actually a standard issue.
     

  7. deve52

    deve52 Strat-Talk Member

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    Yeah, I'll put up some pictures of it tomorrow. Thanks everyone for your interest and support - really appreciated.
     

  8. o6 oly white

    o6 oly white Strat-O-Master

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    The tort pickguard one is vintage white. Everything else is regular american standard.
     
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  9. stevel

    stevel Strat-Talker

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    To my knowledge, none of the Mexican models or the American Special had the commemorative neck plate. Only the American Standard and American Deluxe models plus the special editions had the commemorative neck plate.
     

  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I could be wrong, an the all part, but I know that all of the MIA's had them, and I have a MIM special edition for sale that has it.
     
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  11. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Strat-Talker

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    I have the vintage white with rw, still lookin' for the Aztec gold with maple ;)

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  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have the Mystic Aztec Gold with maple.

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  13. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Strat-Talker

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  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Plastic type tuning pegs on an American Standard Strat? Are you sure about this?

    By the way, you have selected italic font, for some reason.
     
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  15. deve52

    deve52 Strat-Talk Member

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  16. deve52

    deve52 Strat-Talk Member

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    Above are two screenshots of the exact 2014 Am. Std. Strat. Chrome hardware.
    I'm thinking maybe there were a limited number of gold hardware models.
    Personally, I prefer the chrome hardware. It looks brighter, fresher. The gold creates an unusual and somewhat unprepossessing effect on the whole guitar.
     
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  17. deve52

    deve52 Strat-Talk Member

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    WHITE PICKGUARD.
     

  18. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We're still waiting to see these "plastic type tuning pegs.".
     
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  19. deve52

    deve52 Strat-Talk Member

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    ITALIC is NICE! YES, PEARLOID PEGS.
     
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