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Fender Strat Standard MIM in sonic blue?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Eugenio Gonzalez, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Eugenio Gonzalez

    Eugenio Gonzalez Strat-Talk Member

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    I found a fender strat mim guitar, in sonic blue, and I've been looking for one for a long time. Doing some research found that there are in fact mim standards in that color. Atho it's not the classic player, which I believe is the most recent. This guitar is from 2008, has the serial number strating with MN83. I can post the whole serial number but I don't know if that's ok in this forum. Question is if this is a genuine fender strat, or someone switched the arm?

    Edit: Looked the serial number in the fender serials page and the guitar is from 1991-2006 .
     
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    Guitarmageddon Canada Strat-Talk Supporter

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    MN8 is not 2008, it's 1998...do you have photos? Welcome to the forum!

    We need to see photos to know if it's genuine or modified.....etc....
     
  3. Eugenio Gonzalez

    Eugenio Gonzalez Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you, yes indeed, just looked the serial and it's a 98. here are the pics.

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    Thanks for the awnser
     
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    The neck is from a 1998 Standard...the body might be but I don't remember that color....did the seller show any photos of the pickup routing? This MIGHT be a Squier Sonic Blue body.....I just want to confirm by the shape of the pickup and control routing.....
     
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    However else it turns out - that neck has a really tasty looking rosewood fingerboard.
     
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    Looks like it has a Fender noiseless N3 pickup in the neck and a seymour rail pickup in the bridge
     
  8. Eugenio Gonzalez

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    Just did some research in the fender's price catalogs of those years 97-98 and no sonic blue mexican standars... so I guess that it is a sonic blue squier body, it makes sense since it's in excelent condition for a "20 years" old guitar, don't you think?
     
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    Nice guitar!

    I’m obsessed with Sonic Blue Strats and just can’t get enough of them. It would be interesting to know how that one came to be but it doesn’t really matter if it plays well and you like it. You can always run the serial number on the fender site to get information about what that neck was originally joined to but it may not get you the colour or it may just be too old to be in the database.

    https://www.fender.com/product-registration/serial-search
     
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    I couldn't say...it could also be a high quality professional refinish...i'd have to see the body with the pickguard off....
     
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