Good Luck and if you like it, buy it, they are great guitars. I think you may have an American Standard strat with a retro fitted S-1 switching system, or possibly a part-o-caster. You're right about the 60th anniversary thing. That it was made in low numbers, and then precedes a gap from mid-83 to 1987, when there were basically only the crappy version or Japanese Strats for sale, lends to its relative uniqueness and thus 'collectibility. However, the Standard and Elites mostly still used up the E3 serial numbers through 1984. You also don't have the original case which to collectors will make a difference in value. But it plays like butter and holds a tune very well.
Ideally, take off the pickguard and show us the cuts on the body and the electronics pickups, pots, switch, wiring. Abby hand wounds, ash body, nitro finish and period correct colors. My buddy's buddy works for Fender in Scottsdale and we stump him every now and then with specs of a Fender Strat that we found and he knows them inside and out. Came with Fender black case, all case candy,wrenches, tremelo bar and even the original 60th anniversary picks woo-hoo , and to top it off it's virtually unplayed. Should I even be looking at these for a Vintage Vibe Instrument? I just lucked out when I was researching the original question. Your guitar was made at the Fender Plant in Corona, California in 2000 or 2001. I have no idea of what the value of these guitars are, but honestly all they are are Stratocasters and to me the 60th annv means zilch.
Prices are all over the map on Ebay. I own one but have modified the pickups, as the original flat-pole pups were pretty dull. I can see a 25th or 50th anniversary, but the 60th like the 40th are plain and simple marketing tools. Anyway, everything else, including the pickups seems to be original. ?? Appraisals are written by George Gruhn and the Gruhn Guitars staff.
. Body is basswood, pickups are ceramic magnet. Fender inspection card - this should state the part number 116000700 together with the serial number of the guitar standard production line models will show different 'part numbers'. Good Luck and I hope your daughter enjoys the guitar. Another example; A guy wants to know what his 1972 Olds Cutlass is worth. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. I'm just loving this Strat.
Not to be confused with the '83 Strat, in which the bottom tone knob was replaced with an input jack. Also I never realized that Fender's factory was back up and running in 1985 until I saw that post of a reissue sorry, I don't remember if it was a '57 or '62 the person was showing off with a November 1985 neck date. I used to dream and dream about owning a Stratocaster, as depicted in that catalog. . It's not that you stand corrected, there are so so so many different variants of Stratocaster's from Fender, I don't think that any one person could ever know all the variables.
. Many sellers now try to pass off standard production line American Series Stratocasters manufactured in 2006 as 'limited edition 60th Anniversary models' merely on the strength of the '60th' button. What do you think of the value of this strat? Not as collectible as an earlier Strat but a really nice guitar for sure. You also don't have the original case which to collectors will make a difference in value. If you can read correctly mine is an Original Contour. Anyhow, with the 1985 sale to management led ownership, the Fullerton factory was closed down, and Fender didn't have a factory. Really nice guitar, in very good condition.
Any other changes you know about. Very nicely setup and the intonation is virtually perfect. Neck plate - 60th Anniversary commemorative plate. I was thinking the ash would be lighter. I'd like to figure out the model number. By all the dents and scatches I would say it's that old. Is a 60th anniversary Strat still a 60th anniversary Strat without the silver case? Well, it looks like the saddles and string trees have been swapped.
If you are considering at all selling it online and shipping it. Bridge of Sighs is one of the songs on the set-list. That appears to me to be a E3 type neck on an American Standard body. We can also advise you on the best way to pack it for shipping, etc. The pots were made in early 82 according to the potcodes. I'm happy with the guitar anyway, so I think I made a good trade. This my opinion and only my opinion, it probably is not worth as much as if it did have the correct case, but it's probably still worth a decent amount of change.