Debatably the most popular electric guitar ever produced, the Stratocaster has been in production for nearly 60 years. Multiple pickup combinations make it suitable for any style of music while forward thinking design provides a comfortable playing experience in the studio or on stage. In 1979, Fender celebrated 25 production years of the Stratocaster with it's first "anniversary" edition. It was also the first Fender instrument to be issued in a limited quantity and featured the return of the popular 4-bolt neck design. The initial 500 or so instruments produced were finished in Pearl White. However, due to the instability of the finish and the checking that resulted, many were recalled and re-finished in Porsche Silver (though Fender refers to it as "25th Anniversary Stratocaster Silver"), the color that was used in the rest of the production run.