Dating stratocaster serial
The value of Number One nearly tripled within months of its release, but I don't see Lenny being met with that kind of demand.
UPDATE: I hope you didn't buy one when they first went on sale.
The Charley replicas sold for 00, and are now selling for 00 if you can find one. Fender's Custom Shop employs some of the best craftsman in the business, and it is not unusual for their guitars to sell for thousands of dollars due to the number of hours spent handcrafting each guitar.
It is certainly not unusual for artwork to sell for ,000, and that's one way to look at this guitar.
These guitars have serial numbers, but they are NOT serialized 1 through 100.
Each guitar John Cruz makes, regardless what kind of guitar, gets the next serial number in line. I do not see it as different from any other product - where there is a demand, someone is going to fill it.
He mentioned to me that Jimmie was getting three of the guitars. Replicas of Stevie's Hamiltone have sold for up to 00, I'm told.
When I toured the Fender factory in California in 2001, there was discussion about a possible limited edition Custom Shop replica of Number One.