Dating your fender stratocaster

: JC044 was sold during the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Auction on June 24, 2004, for almost ,000.Given the factors involved in that sale, I thought it would be unlikely anyone could get that amount in a private sale.These guitars have serial numbers, but they are NOT serialized 1 through 100.

It is certainly not unusual for artwork to sell for ,000, and that's one way to look at this guitar.

In November 2003, Fender announced that 100 guitars would be made, priced at ,000 each, all made by John Cruz.

The guitar debuted at the winter NAMM show January 15-18, 2004.

However, by November 2005 the market for these guitars has risen to about ,000. Several recent e Bay auctions with asking prices of ,000 to ,000 were unsuccessful.

Guitar Center has offered these guitars for up to ,000 (believe to be sold), and as of 2010 I have seen others ask ,000 to ,000.