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    Vintage Strat hardware guide

    It's no shocking revelation to most Stratocaster fans that this guitar has undergone numerous changes over the years regarding hardware, body cavity routs, bridge configuration, and other less significant details. This can be bewildering to many folks who've not watched the guitar as it mutated from its original design and can be a genuine PITA when trying to buy replacement parts to restore or repair a vintage instrument, or to build a vintage-spec clone. The "learning curve" can prove to be very steep when sorting out the available components -- trust me, I paid a modest price for the privilege. As I began assembling and hot-rodding various Strat models I also made note of each part I purchased and began itemizing the official Fender part numbers. The following list inventories every part needed to keep a 1954 through 1970 Stratocaster performing at peak efficiency (less a body and a neck) or to build an all-new clone of same. I've listed only a few of the Fender pickup sets since there are so many different ones available. Likewise, Fender catalogs many more pickguards though these are generally used on the newer American Standard and Deluxe instruments. In those few instances where a Fender part (or part number) was not available, I have suggested suitable replacements from aftermarket sources. My hope is that this list will keep others from erroneously buying un-needed or unusable stuff.

    Best of luck




    TREMOLO BRIDGE KIT, CHROME – P/N 0992049000

    TREMOLO BRIDGE KIT, GOLD – P/N 0992049200

    HARDTAIL BRIDGE KIT, CHROME – P/N 0060068000

    HARDTAIL BRIDGE KIT, GOLD – P/N SB-0100-002*

    STRING FERRULES, NICKEL – P/N 0994918000

    STRING FERRULES, GOLD – P/N 0018876049

    BRIDGE COVER, CHROME – P/N 0992270100

    BRIDGE COVER, GOLD – P/N 0010223000

    BRIDGE SADDLE SET, NICKEL – P/N 0992051000

    HARDTAIL BRIDGE SCREW, NICKEL, SET OF 12, P/N 0015610049

    TREMOLO ARM, CHROME – P/N 0992039000

    TREMOLO ARM, GOLD – P/N 0992039200

    TREM MOUNTING SCREWS, NICKEL, SET OF 6 – P/N 0016170049

    TREM MOUNTING SCREWS, GOLD, SET OF 6 – P/N 0018787049

    ORIGINAL STRAP BUTTONS, NICKEL – P/N 0994915000

    ORIGINAL STRAP BUTTONS, GOLD – P/N AP-0670-002*

    STRING TREE, BUTTERFLY, NICKEL – P/N 0994910000

    STRING TREE, ROUND, NICKEL – P/N 0994912000

    NECK PLATE, CHROME, PLAIN – P/N 0991447100

    NECK PLATE, CHROME, “F” STYLE – P/N 0991448100

    NECK PLATE, CHROME, “CORONA” STYLE – P/N 0991446100

    NECK PLATE, GOLD, PLAIN – P/N 0991447200

    NECK MOUNTING SCREWS, NICKEL, SET OF 4 – P/N 0994948000

    NECK MOUNTING SCREWS, GOLD, SET OF 4 – P/N 0018785049

    SELECTOR SWITCH, 5-WAY – P/N 0991367000

    SELECTOR SWITCH, 3-WAY – P/N 0992041000

    VOLUME/TONE POT, 250K SPLIT-SHAFT – P/N 0990830000

    TBX TONE POT, 250K/1MEG SPLIT-SHAFT – P/N 0992052000

    NO-LOAD TONE POT, 250K -- P/N 0990832000

    PICKGUARD, MINT GREEN 3-PLY ’62 – P/N 0991343000

    PICKGUARD, WHITE PEARL 3-PLY ’62 – P/N 0991342000

    PICKGUARD, TORTOISE SHELL 4-PLY ’62 – P/N 0991344000

    PICKGUARD, WHITE 3-PLY ’62 – P/N 0992018000

    PICKGUARD, BLACK 3-PLY ’62 – P/N 0991345000

    PICKGUARD, WHITE SINGLE-PLY ’57 – P/N 0992017000

    PICKGUARD, BLACK 3-PLY ’57 – P/N 0991358000

    PICKGUARD, GOLD ANODIZED ’57, P/N 0992143000

    PICKGUARD, TORTOISE SHELL 4-PLY ’57, P/N 0991349000

    BACK PLATE, WHITE SINGLE-PLY, P/N 0991320000

    PICKGUARD SHIELD, ALUMINUM ’62 – P/N 0019699000

    PICKGUARD SHIELD, ALUMINUM ’57 – P/N 0019640000

    PICKGUARD SCREWS, OVAL HEAD, CHROME – P/N 0994923000

    PICKGUARD SCREWS, OVAL HEAD, GOLD – P/N 0994924000

    PICKGUARD SCREWS, OVAL HEAD, NICKEL – P/N GS-0001-001*

    PICKUP SCREWS, OVAL HEAD, GOLD – P/N GS-0064-005*

    PICKUP SCREWS, OVAL HEAD, NICKEL – P/N 0015776049

    KLUSON TUNERS, SINGLE-ROW, NICKEL – P/N SD9105MN

    KLUSON TUNERS, DOUBLE-ROW, NICKEL – P/N SD9105MNDR

    KLUSON TUNERS, SINGLE-ROW, GOLD – P/N SD9105MG

    SCHALLER TUNERS, CHROME, 70S FENDER – P/N 0990822100

    JACK FERRULE, CHROME – P/N 0991940100

    JACK FERRULE, GOLD – P/N 0991940200

    INPUT JACK, SWITCHCRAFT, CHROME – P/N WDE12 **

    INPUT JACK, SWITCHCRAFT, GOLD – P/N WDE12G **

    ACCESSORY KIT, AGED WHITE – P/N 0991368000

    ACCESSORY KIT, PARCHMENT – P/N 0991395000

    ACCESSORY KIT, WHITE – P/N 0991362000

    ACCESSORY KIT, BLACK – P/N 0991363000

    PICKUP SET, CS FAT 50'S – P/N 0992113000

    PICKUP SET, CS 54 – P/N 0992113000

    PICKUP SET, TEXAS SPECIAL – P/N 0992111000

    PICKUP SET, 57/62 – P/N 0992117000




    (* denotes ALLPARTS equivalent, no current FENDER part available)

    (** denotes WD equivalent, Fender P/N unknown)

    Note to mods: this can be a "sticky" if worthy and/or warranted.
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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    This should be a Sticky or something. Great work, PM!

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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    agreed - sticky-worthy. i would add CS 69's but beyond that its pretty robust. nice job!


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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    Excellent list, Thanks PM!

    I know it took me a while to find a gold vintage style hardtail for a RC clone I have in the works.

    This one:

    http://www.guitar-parts.com/products...ridge-Gold.htm

    says it is genuine Fender, but I haven't received it yet to be sure.

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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    Quote Originally Posted by DanD View Post
    Excellent list, Thanks PM!

    I know it took me a while to find a gold vintage style hardtail for a RC clone I have in the works.

    This one:

    http://www.guitar-parts.com/products...ridge-Gold.htm

    says it is genuine Fender, but I haven't received it yet to be sure.
    was it genuine fender and did it fit the vintage hardtail spacing? I just ordered one as well...


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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    I don't know.

    I was emailed (two weeks after the fact) that the bridge was on back order.

    I canceled the order at that point.

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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    Quote Originally Posted by sting7777 View Post
    agreed - sticky-worthy. i would add CS 69's but beyond that its pretty robust. nice job!
    Yeah, I like the CS 69 pickups!

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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    Quote Originally Posted by DanD View Post
    I don't know.

    I was emailed (two weeks after the fact) that the bridge was on back order.

    I canceled the order at that point.
    Those 'tards jerked me off over the same bridge as well. What I ended up doing was this: I ordered the gold vintage hardtail bridge assembly from Allparts. The plate is a drop-on replacement for the genuine Fender part. However, the generic saddles are the square cast style (as found on the early '70s and beyond Strat models, no "Fender-Fender" logo). I replaced these with gold MIA Fender saddles from a regular vintage trem bridge and was back on track with my project (it was my very first custom build).

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    Re: Vintage Strat hardware guide

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    I replaced these with gold MIA Fender saddles from a regular vintage trem bridge and was back on track with my project (it was my very first custom build).

    HTH
    Exactly what I ended up doing...


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