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1954 stratocaster

troyad

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Anyone know the significance of the #2 in the trem cavity on this guitar? I've seen one other with a similar mark but have never been able to find any info.

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akstrat61

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I love the grain! How about a shot of the top?

I would also like to see what else is behind the springs. They would write body dates in the cavities in these Strats, example 2/54?
 
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Wilko

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Pencil dates in cavities are not uncommon. Mine has "5/60" IIRC.
 

sglp63

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Might be a batch number or something similar. As far as I am aware, the #s only seem to be found on early pre-full scale production '54 Strats.
 

troyad

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Yeah, I've always assumed they were doing some experimenting with different things. I thought it might be cool to know what exactly but I'm not sure that answer is out there anywhere.
 
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