Dating fender pickups and pots
While some were sold as a "Plus" they were sort of a hybrid have Fender's new Noiseless pickups, yet retaining the locking tuners, roller nut and American bridge.
Finally, By the way, when Trevor finally patented his roller nut, he was living in Australia!
This would become historically known as the Jeff Beck/Strat Plus prototype.
George's personal history is brought out in more detail on this page when we discuss the mysterious BOB body on the very early Strat Plus guitars, but let's start with a introduction.
One was finished in Torino Red and the other two in Pewter Grey Metallic.
(Side note: all were used in the "Prince Trust Live Aid,” "Live in Montreux" and "Eric Clapton and friends Live 1986" DVDs from 1986.) Above you will see in the 1st picture George right after he was hired at Fender. Behind him to the left is John Page of Fender Custom Shop fame and now owner of John Page guitars.