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September 19, 2014

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George Gruhn poses with the first production model Fender Stratocaster guitar, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The sunburst-finish Strat bears the serial number 0100. Although some Strats have lower numbers that begin with 0001, Gruhn says they actually were manufactured later in that first year of production.

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George Gruhn poses with the first production model Fender Stratocaster guitar, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The sunburst-finish Strat bears the serial number 0100. Although some Strats have lower numbers that begin with 0001, Gruhn says they actually were manufactured later in that first year of production.