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Help with identifying this strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Believer7713, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
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    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    I'm working on a 95 american stat for one of the pastors in my church and he really doesn't know much about it other than he might it new in early 1995. I would just like to give him a little more info about what this model really is.
    I know that it has a swimming pool route
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    as well as a 4 bolt micro tilt body but the neck doesn't have the micro tilt plate on the neck but rather a large andor end on the truss rod.
    The stamp on the heel of the neck indicated it was made November 12, 1994.
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    But there is another stamp that I can't decipher.
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    The stamps in the neck pocket indicate the body was made December 31, 1994 and the pieces were mated in February 1995.
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    Which matches the serial number.
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    I also know that it originally had Fender noiseless p'ups in it, and still does in the neck and middle.
    If anyone can give any input ade to what kinds of stat this is, it would be appreciated.
    Thanks oon advance.
     
  2. John C

    John C Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 17, 2012
    Kansas City
    Modified American Standard Strat - with Sperzel tuners added and whatever pickups are in the aftermarket (Allparts) pickguard.

    That is how the 4-bolt micro tilt is on the neck - just an oversized truss rod anchor, not that large disc like on the 3-bolt necks. The swimming pool rout was used on American Standards from their introduction until some time in 1999, so that is also typical of a mid-90s model.

    Electronics-wise it would have had 3 "American Standard" alnico V pickups with flat polepieces, and the lower (or second) tone pot would have been a TBX tone pot wired to the middle and bridge pickups - the TBX being a "stacked" pot (it's a normal 250k pot from "1" to "5" on the tone knob, there is a detent at "5" where it switches to a 1mg pot from "6" to "10".
     
  3. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
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    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Thank you fir the info. I know the Sperzels and the pickguard were swapped into it...this axe has been in storage for quite a while and 2 of the locking thumb wheels were seized and took a lot of coaxing to free up. They now work perfectly. The p'ups are Fender Noiseless p'ups in the neck and middle with a double rail mini humbucker (unknown brand) in the bridge. The tone pots are both 1 meg and the volume is a 500k...all CTS.
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    I do know that this was his #1back in the 90's when his band was one of the most booked bands in the local Christian Rock scene he in KC. The frets are so worn that it was barely payable so in in the middle of leveling and recrowning them now.
     
  4. John C

    John C Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 17, 2012
    Kansas City
    Interesting - the electronics are complete replacements then as the original would have had a 250k volume and a 250k tone pot (for the neck pickup) along with the TBX.

    I found the service manual for a 1998-2003 American Deluxe Strat - those were the years where Fender used the Vintage Noiseless pickups (the pickups this one has in the neck and middle). Fender used 1mg pots for the volume and for both tones, but the wiring diagram looks like the tone pots in this guitar. Here's the service manual pdf (check out page 2):

    https://p4.zdassets.com/hc/theme_assets/549136/200076499/010-1000_02B_SISD.pdf

    So it looks like it's basically a 1995 American Standard with the Sperzels added (Fender used Sperzels on the Strat Plus in 1987 but after that they mostly used locking tuners made for them by Schaller and only occasionally used Sperzels). I think he must have gotten the 2 Vintage Noiseless pickups and the 2 tone pots from a 1998-2003 American Deluxe Strat, but got the 500k volume pot separately (maybe the 500k worked best with the bridge 2-rail pickup). The sticker doesn't look familiar for the bridge pickup so I'm not sure who made it. I know that both Duncan and DiMarzio have had several variations on the 2-rail single-coil sized humbucker, and several other companies have had them over the years as well.

    Hope this helps a bit.
     
  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
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    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Thanks again for the info. I know that the Sperzels were added because I took the two seized ones off to free them up and saw the original two pin tuner guide pin holes on either side of the Sperzel hole. Once I get the frets dressed and polished and the setup done I will get some pics of the guitar posted.

    The info does help and I really appreciate it. Thanks again.
     
  6. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's a Duncan in the bridge, what are the letters?
     
  7. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    I will check when I get home from the office.
     
  8. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Here you go @Lonn
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  9. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    As I said I would, here are the pics of this strat completely back together. It needed a full fret leveling and recrowning as well a full setup. The neck was slightly back bowed and like I said earlier, two of the thumb wheels on the Sperzels were seized. Plus, I had to recut a couple of the nut slots to fir the 10's here wanted it set up with. Now, after the work, it plays and sounds like a champ.
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