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One was finished in Torino Red and the other two in Pewter Grey Metallic.(Side note: all were used in the "Prince Trust Live Aid,” "Live in Montreux" and "Eric Clapton and friends Live 1986" DVDs from 1986.) Above you will see in the 1st picture George right after he was hired at Fender. Behind him to the left is John Page of Fender Custom Shop fame and now owner of John Page guitars.This way you know this is no hearsay, but the story told by the man who actually made the Strat Plus design In 1986, George Blanda was hired to get Fender’s Custom Shop up and running and was given the title, “Senior Design Engineer.” He was responsible for much of the design of the “new” American Standard Strats that were released that same year.As Fender started branching out with Signature model guitars, he ended up building three prototype models for Eric Clapton, using the new Lace Sensor pickups.) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).
George's personal history is brought out in more detail on this page when we discuss the mysterious BOB body on the very early Strat Plus guitars, but let's start with a introduction.
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.
I asked him about Jeff Beck and how he was connected with the Strat Plus advent.
I also wanted to see if he knew about the curious picture of Bruce Bolen, head of sales at Fender at the time, standing next to Dan Smith, holding what looked like a Here is what George Blanda had to say about that guitar: "Hey Xhefri, the yellow guitar shown is the instrument (one of one built by me) that has been identified and mis-identified as the Strat Plus prototype/Jeff Beck prototype.
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.