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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by jward, Nov 13, 2017.
I did in my post.
Its only radiused on 1 edge. there are so many other discrepancies - the bridge plate, the neck , the sunburst, the routing
The blacked in cutaways should have rung bells from the start.
Still, ..though it definitely isn't a genuine old piece of Fender's it could still be a rarity in its own right.
May not be worth much in the trade of "renowned" (& possibly vastly over rated at times) old players but if it holds its notes and feel good to play then you may still have a nice old guitar.
A vintage fake of sort which in itself I find interesting. There's someone out there who'd be very happy to grab it I'd imagine.
With a bit of work you could possibly turn it into a good player if the neck is in good nick.
So I would not just dismiss it as worthless on the basis of what's been established on this thread so far.
LOL< yes this IS a 64 Strat.
A $64 Strat.
If the OP's father was in the military in the Vietnam era (late 60s/early 70s) a lot of them brought back counterfeit Fenders from the Far East. It could be one from that era - which would be say just prior to the "lawsuit" era of Japanese guitars a bit later in the 1970s.
Just when you thought 'early retirement' was on the horizon eh!..
Oh no! He used the word "lawsuit"
Unless you know something I do not, 15k does not make a retirement, even in Honduras. Unless you are only planning on living 6 months.
Now that you know youre not rich... Thats a cool looking strat... It may not be a vintage gem, but it looks like one from the correct distance and for the correct audience, just play the **** out of it like you mean it and enjoy your gift. Swap those pups if you dont like the sound and rock on!
OP, if you like it and it plays and sound alright than it's a decent guitar. It's a bummer that someone tried to pass off a counterfeit (the head decal screams scam attempt), but there are no shortage of shysters out there. At the very least, you can practice lutherie with no worries if you get the bug....
Yes the block and the bridge itself also is too square.
Probably referring to the non-recessed ball ends. I must say I've never seen that before!
No way to recess them, it's sheet metal.
Not a Fender
Really..!!! and there was me thinking 15k was the magic amount. Oh well, back to the grindstone..
This guitar is a very nice example of the early 1980s Japanese/Korean Plywoodcaster. Bumped out for about £90 and often treated to a Fender decal, along with just about every other copy at the time, either by the store or by the enthusiastic(if financially challenged) owner.
Having said that, some of these guitars are very good players, I have a couple, one that was 10 years old before it sustained damage which upon inspection revealed the plywood body (Which is how I got it for £40 - the owner didn't want one of those crappy things, though he'd been very happy with it from new).
Pssst! Wanna buy a custom shop plectrum? Great investment. To you 14.9k.
How about the fact that it only has three holes drilled to except only 3 springs.
Other than it not being original Fender Strat, it's a good looking guitar! Play the chit out of it~!
I hope your Dad didn't get scammed.