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    1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Does anyone know the story behind this model, built in the 1990s? They all seem to carry s/n FN2xxxxx whether its 1992, 1993, etc up until 1998 (I think). I heard somewhere that they were supposed to be exported but weren't (so what). Thank you in advance.

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Long ago in a small, faraway village, there was a place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit. When he arrived, he hounced happily up the stairs to the doorway of the house.
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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    I banned the spambot taozia025 but left the post intact because it was such a good story!

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

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    I banned the spambot taozia025 but left the post intact because it was such a good story!



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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Quote Originally Posted by avs3259 View Post
    Does anyone know the story behind this model, built in the 1990s? They all seem to carry s/n FN2xxxxx whether its 1992, 1993, etc up until 1998 (I think). I heard somewhere that they were supposed to be exported but weren't (so what). Thank you in advance.
    I've always been intrigued by these- I have a love hate thing with Floyds. Unfortunately, I don't really know anything about them.

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    If you hadn't banned him, cogs, the second part of the story was going to tell us that the door opened and the dog leapt in to find a 1998 Floyd Rose Classic Strat. He learned to play it and became the lead guitarist for the late Minnie Pearl.

    Now, we'll never hear the whole thing.
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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Quote Originally Posted by avs3259 View Post
    They all seem to carry s/n FN2xxxxx whether its 1992, 1993, etc up until 1998 (I think). I heard somewhere that they were supposed to be exported but weren't (so what).
    You are right. FN2 serial number was used from 1992 to 1998 on this guitar, the Floyd Rose Classic Stratocaster, and on the very first Floyd Rose Classic Stratocaster HSS, also called Strat Special HSS, that replaced the Flòyd Rose Classic Stratocaster.
    This guitar was included in the Floyd Rose Classic Series, but in 1996 catalog it was listed in the US Standard Series and in some moths of 1998 in the American Special Series. It was made for US and European market.

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    https://flic.kr/p/2pmxRrKPurchased my Fender Floyd Rose Classic Stratocaster new in 1995, P/N 1106002700 - Sunburst with Maple neck. [Serial number removed by myself, info from Fender Serial number lookup.
    1 FN20XXXX 1106002700 FR CLASSIC STRAT MN 3TS 04/1995
    Ordered on phone from Rockbottom in West Croydon, UK as they provided a decent price reduction. Setup by them after myself opening box in the shop [left them to get on with it as my playing very dodgy back then [some would say still is]]

    Never been in a shop since purchase [guitar not myself] so should be exactly as supplied new from Fender, in fact apart from being stored at parents house for awhile not outside my home unless with myself. Finally changed the original strap now though [in photo is original] as backing plastic on it started to disintegrate after around 24 years.

    And here she is 28 years later [all images my own and © ctxuk].
    https://flic.kr/p/2pmxRrK

    And an excerpt from the brochure from back then. [not my image copyright]
    https://flic.kr/p/2pmwoN3




    Would it still get purchased today if for sale new exactly as previous specifications and parts? You bet, in fact provided having the money to do so if they sold these again as original parts and specifications would purchase at least one more, maybe two. Never regretted this purchase.

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Quote Originally Posted by avs3259 View Post
    Does anyone know the story behind this model, built in the 1990s? They all seem to carry s/n FN2xxxxx whether its 1992, 1993, etc up until 1998 (I think). I heard somewhere that they were supposed to be exported but weren't (so what). Thank you in advance.
    You may find this helpful

    https://www.fuzzfaced.net/floyd-rose...atocaster.html

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Today whilst doing a search on another Fender guitar using their serial number lookup and comparing it's scratch plate electronics to my Floyd Rose Classic using my guitars serial number lookup also it was noticed by myself that there are discrepancies both at Fender and on Fuzzfaced if you do not look carefully.

    On Fuzzfaced there are two version of the Fender Floyd Rose Classic Stratocaster, but only if you read carefully and follow a link. The link is on the COMMENTS section and is hi-lighted in a brown colour of the model name.
    There is models -
    Fender Floyd Rose Classic Stratocaster
    110 - 6000 Rosewood
    110 - 6002 Maple

    Replaced by
    Fender Floyd Rose Classic HSS Stratocaster
    110 - 6500 - Rosewood
    110 - 6502 - Maple

    My own is the latter version in some ways only
    Differences are to the wiring, a TBX in tone 2 [lower] and the versions differ by what tone pot controls to each pickup.
    Suspect by wiring diagrams online at Fender the the Special 5 way pickup selector differs also, version one may be a 5 way Super switch P/N# 0992251000 [not in my guitar but shows in the service manual diagrams to be the fitted one].
    That said my guitar has changed in tone since a person stayed over for 2 nights sleeping in another room and was noticed the first occasion of playing it after they left.
    Fender switched from fitting Dimarzio Custom PAF Pro Humbucker to the bridge to a Fender DH-1 Humbucker too at some point.
    The single coils also changed from American Standards to American Strat Single Coils.

    On the headstock the original version displays Classic Floyd Rose Series and serial FN to reverse
    Heel plate may be stamped Corona instead of just Fender

    Mine seems to be at the point where they swapped between them with a mix of the parts fitted, fortunate to have the Dimarzio Humbucker though.

    Doing a search using Fender serial number lookup though using the correct serial to mine shows as the first version although the TBX which was fitted states it is not that version and the wiring differs. As to the special switch, no idea if what is in there is what was supposed to be although it has never been left anywhere except my own home or at my parents stored for a period of time. Unless it was interfered with by a house guest whilst myself sleeping in a differing room then it is as supplied, it bothers myself though it now sounds different since they stayed over for a couple of nights to the point have looked to see why.

    Version One

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/143361...posted-public/

    Replaced by

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/143361...posted-public/

    Fenders Serial Lookup on my guitar which also shows the issue of the missing TBX tone pot and the tone pot wiring differences. The Special 5 way switch which apparently is no longer available fitted to my guitar have no idea on but is not the Super Switch inside there.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/143361...posted-public/

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    Re: 1992-1998 Floyd Rose Classic Production

    Should have added the following information to the thread.

    Sold new two booklets come with the guitar
    Fender Specifications for guitars and basses booklet - which lists all models and their parts in brief
    Fender Owners Manual for guitars and basses booklet

    An image of the one supplied with my own guitar and it's hang tag is here linked below - It clearly states it's model and that it has a TBX Tone control fitted, information that does not readily appear elsewhere as the list the tone control as a normal version [which can be seen by reading the Controls section on this 2nd linked image].

    It should be noted also that contacting Fender USA [as done by myself on 3 occasions a few years ago following the persons stay at my home and subsequent guitar sound change] they do not supply the Service Manual for the 110 - 6000 Rosewood/110 - 6002 Maple only the 110 - 6500 - Rosewood/110 - 6502 - Maple Service Manual stating they are the same which clearly they are not. At the time of writing to them images of my scratch plate, the hang tags and my purchase receipts from the store which imported it into the UK were all provided to Fender so they were well aware the guitar was bought new by myself and asked about the differances between my scratchplate electronics and those on their Service Manuals.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/143361...posted-public/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/143361...posted-public/

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