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Is my Strat MiM 1995 a Squier?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Felix_Schmidt, Feb 19, 2017.

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  1. Felix_Schmidt

    Felix_Schmidt New Member!

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    Feb 19, 2017
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    Hello everybody.

    I purchased a 95 made in Mexico Fender Strat for 250 Euro.
    What i recognized now, is that the tuners and other mechanics seem to be cheap
    like the ones from the squier series.

    What I couldn't find are any marks of getting rid of the a squier logo or anything.

    So my question is now, if the built in mechanics were normal for a Fender Strat made in Mexico in 1995
    and is the price ok, that i have payed?

    It's my first guitar so I really appreciate the help! :)
     

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  2. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Montana
    Looks like Squier hardware to me? Probably a real Mexico made strat, though the Squier series tag has been removed from the top of the headstock.
     
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  3. Felix_Schmidt

    Felix_Schmidt New Member!

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  4. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Montana
    The headstock should look like this.

    IMG_1053.jpg
     
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  5. Ash-Man

    Ash-Man Senior Stratmaster

    My buddy had a squier with hardware just like this, had the exact same logo MIM with a tiny squier decal where the custom contour sticker goes on a normal strat, hate to be the bearer of bad news but it isn't looking good, his body was also ply.. great guitar just sucks that it was misrepresented if in fact it is a squier
     
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  6. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Montana
    Heres a good article on those LINK
     
  7. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    usa
    Yep looks like someone removed the squier series logo that was on the headstock
     
  8. Felix_Schmidt

    Felix_Schmidt New Member!

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    yeah its completely identical, just without the small "squier series" sticker
     
  9. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Montana
    Removing the "Squier" logo on those was quite common.
     
  10. Felix_Schmidt

    Felix_Schmidt New Member!

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    thanks everybody, even it is not best news...

    what would be a reasonable price for a guitar like that?
    The strat is barely played and still has the '95 strings on it.
    The rest of the guitar seems working and in good condition.

    many thanks!!
     
  11. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 16, 2013
    Montana
    @Felix_Schmidt found this one for sale on ebay
     
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  12. Felix_Schmidt

    Felix_Schmidt New Member!

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    compared to this my price should be ok :)
     
  13. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's a Traditional Series. Same as the Squier series but without the Squier logo.
     
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  14. Felix_Schmidt

    Felix_Schmidt New Member!

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    thats good to know. sadly it makes no difference. what would be your advice to change first regarding the hardware?
     
  15. CaineIsCarter

    CaineIsCarter Strat-Talk Member

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    Apr 9, 2014
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    If it's your first guitar, change nothing except the strings, have it professionally set up, and enjoy it :)
     
  16. DJGranite

    DJGranite Strat-Talker

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    Feb 12, 2012
    Maine
    As Lonn said, Looks like it is a
    Traditional series,
    The Squier Series had a single ply Pickguard, the Traditional had a 3 ply Pickguard is one of the easy ways to tell which was which.
    Fender guitar.
     
  17. Yogi

    Yogi Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yep the traditional and squier series were practically and even the Squier series is technically not a squier as it was listed with other Fenders in the catalog. These were basically mim standards with squier hardware and electronics.
     
  18. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

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    Apr 9, 2015
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    Some guy is selling one locally. It's still got the Squier logo on it but he's listing it as a MIM Standard and spinning a yarn about the infamous fire and all the parts being from Corona. Essentially, according to the seller he's selling a MIM Standard but you are getting an Am Standard and the reality is your getting a Squier.
     
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  19. Ash-Man

    Ash-Man Senior Stratmaster

    shame FMIC does in fact have such a colorful history, can't say how many opportunists I've seen weave a web of deception and lies similar to what you've said only for some schmuck to buy it and end up with "the best dang squier ever made, even was assembled in the custom shop" :D
     
  20. KONA

    KONA Strat-O-Master

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    I have 2 1995 MIMs and that is a Squier for sure