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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Fender Strat Plus / Plus Deluxe - '87-'98

archiestone
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El Californio

Oct 9th, 2018 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Discuss.
A 'modern' take on the Strat (for their time.) Roller nut, pop in trem, stock lace sensors, locking Sperzel or Schaller tuners. They seem to command pretty high prices on the used market... Anyone swear by them? Consider them highly collectible?

An informative page about them

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Oct 12th, 2018 09:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Archie, I'm a big fan of the Strat Plus and the Strat Plus Deluxe/Deluxe Ultra.

The Lace Sensor Gold PUs originally used in the guitars were excellent IMO. I was not real fond of the blue, silver, red PU package.

The Deluxe version with the Fender/Floyd Rose bridge is my favorite. I owned a Plus Deluxe Ultra in vintage white. A guy in Russia wanted it bad so I sold it for crazy money 10-12 years ago. I still miss the guitar however.

I've seen the value of these guitars rise consistently. They are certainly worth more than Am Standards of the same period. I really should grab another before they become too pricey. Collectable yes IMO.

archiestone
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El Californio

Oct 12th, 2018 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hammond101 - There's a Dlx beauty for sale w/in driving distance. Tempting but not cheap (thought I'm sure I could talk him down a bit) & I really don't need another Strat!

Link to local cl ad

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Oct 12th, 2018 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Arch, that guitar is identical to the one I sold to the Russian. I think the price is quite fair @ $800 although they'd most likely come down a bit as you say.

Those bridges go for $300 by them selves these days. They are that good. I have one on an Am DLx and a spare just in case.

BF66Prince

Texas Gulf Coast

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Oct 12th, 2018 05:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have 3 '90 Fender Strat Plus guitars.

I had 4,but sold it because I couldn't get along the that mini Floyd bridge it had that's like the one in that CL ad.

I have 2 that have the original Gold Lace sensors , and one that has the Blue,Silver,Red Sensors.

I like all of them , and I think they're amazing versatile guitars.

2 of mine, I bought for $800 each, and the other was a pawnshop score that i picked up for $325.

Here's some pics of my Strat Plus guitars.

3 Fender Strat Plus guitars

BF66Prince

Texas Gulf Coast

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Oct 12th, 2018 05:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's my other Strat Plus loaded with the Blue,Silver,Red Lace Sensor pickups.

'90 Fender Strat Plus

archiestone
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El Californio

Oct 13th, 2018 12:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, nice! Thanks for sharing those pics, BF66Prince.

JasonSD

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Jason San Diego
Dec 8th, 2018 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have 3 Strat Plus and 2 Strat Plus Deluxe models. I'm getting ready to go out but I'll try to post pics later.

I had another like 7 that I sold, and an Ultra that I sold. Love the Plus line of guitars.

Pinetree
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Dec 11th, 2018 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

My friend has a bunch of them, and I've worked on all of them.


They're quite nice, although for what he's doing most of the pickups have been replaced.

Just your run-of-the-mill Strat wiring.

(This message was last edited by Pinetree at 05:23 AM, Dec 12th, 2018)

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Dec 11th, 2018 10:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve owned a few over the years and I loved them all.

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Mike in Dallas

Tejas

Dec 16th, 2018 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

I just bought one last night at a local pawn shop. I pulled it apart a few hours later, it’s a candy apple red/maple 1988 plus. The original lace sensors have been replaced with newer gold lace sensors in the middle and neck and a hot gold in the bridge.

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Eastun' Carolina

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Jan 7th, 2019 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

My first Strat was a ‘98 Sunburst Plus. When I was selecting it in July ‘99 it had been in the shop over a year, and was marked down $100 less than the American Standards they had. All the Plus features for less, I thought, can’t beat it. I was home on leave from Japan and was picking up the guitar again after not playing for 7 years. My dad helped me put it on layaway and we both paid on it. In October of ‘99 he got it out and shipped it to me. I was so stoked! Over the years I thought I didn’t care for the Lace Sensors and took them out and later sold them. I also had other guitars and kind of forgot about it, and my dad had it for a few years. In 2013 he sent it back to me, and he died unexpectedly in May 2014. I made it my mission to restore it as close to stock as possible, although I used Lace Hot Golds this time. Replaced the TBX and all. That is “our” Strat, and I love that guitar. It is not a traditional Strat, but in nearly 20 years of ownership I’ve come to appreciate them, and would have another.

(This message was last edited by bluzcat at 10:02 PM, Jan 7th, 2019)

Mike in Dallas

Tejas

Feb 14th, 2019 09:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wouldn’t mind having a newer one to play with a little. The early ones were somewhat odd. Some had thread in trem arms, some had pop in arms, some had tremsetters and some didn’t. Then the serial number chaos. Plus everything that had been going on at fender that decade with CBS bringing in Dan Smith then the sale.

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Manchester, TN

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Feb 14th, 2019 09:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

My first Strat was an 88 (?) Deluxe something or other, with Gold Lace Sensor pickups, basically a Strat plus without the roller nut. Wish I had never sold that guitar, it was a good one!

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Eastun' Carolina

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Feb 21st, 2019 07:27 AM   Edit   Profile  

I found out much later that mine was drilled for a Tremsetter but didn’t come with one. I had one for a while but ended up removing it.

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Manchester, TN

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Feb 22nd, 2019 08:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

I still have a Tremsetter on my #1 Strat, that guitar is always in tune, I swear. When I was traveling, I'd take it with me and leave it in the car a lot of the time, no matter what the weather. It still stayed in tune.
This guitar (I purchased it used) was also drilled for a Tremsetter, when I went to install it, there was already a hole there.

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