Is there any documentation of the pre-production run Stratocasters from early/mide 1954? How many were actually made before the first production run in October and roughly how many are still accounted for today? We all know about David Gilmour's famous serial # 0001 Strat. Are there any other well-documented low serial number Strats? How many other early Strats were "custom" models? In The Stratocaster Chronicles book there is this strange quote from Beach Boy Carl Wilson: "I feel really fortunate because I have a Stratocaster, which was the first one Fender made; not the prototype, but the first production model. It's a wonderful guitar." What could he be talking about?