Here's the thing: Fender has a data-base that has been created which contains a lot of historical information about various models of guitars.
Within the last year someone there entered into that data-base this misinformation: "At some unspecified time, an unspecified number of the Strat Plus guitars came out with a bone nut." Obviously this is not correct!
SO THIS IS A MISTAKE AT FENDER, one which has been told to several people who then later come back to me and say things like, "So you think you know more than Fender? A mistake in Fender's data-base is just that a mistake!
From 1986 till around the middle of 1993 record keeping was very poor.
Then in 1986 they started production on the new American Standard Stratocasters.
Finally, By the way, when Trevor finally patented his roller nut, he was living in Australia!
In the mid 1970s the "Thick Skin" high gloss all-polyester finish was introduced.
When the Corona plant was started up, only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were produced between late 1985 through 1986.When I started questioning this entry in the data-base at Fender, one employee emailed me and admitted, "Yes, this was something that I added because that is what I was told by people here.I believe that was confused with the Deluxe American Standard model and not in reference to the Strat Plus at that time." So there you have it.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.NOTE: On Face Book you can follow build threads, interact, ask questions, see current guitars and projects.