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MIM body identification

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Pippers595, May 16, 2018.

  1. Pippers595

    Pippers595 New Member!

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    Greetings all,

    Just in the process of acquiring a ‘99 MIM sunburst which I’m intending to do a relic project on (yes I understand that it will likely have a poly finish).

    Wondering if anyone may be able to help ID the wood species - I understand that some have veneer caps which wouldn’t be ideal - so wondering if anyone can help from some photos.

    I’ve not got it yet, if it turns out to be a nuisance it may go straight back on eBay.

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  2. Pippers595

    Pippers595 New Member!

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  3. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Texas
    im pretty sure that one has a veneer.
    good luck trying to relic poly.
     
  4. Pippers595

    Pippers595 New Member!

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    Yeah, it may just all come off!
    Trying to send another picture which shows more grain in the back but failing miserably.

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  5. Pippers595

    Pippers595 New Member!

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  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
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    It looks like veneer to me. It's dead easy to tell once you have the thing.
     
  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 19, 2014
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    What model is this? It seems to have vintage 2 7/32" wide spacing...is it a partscaster?

    Looks like veneer...your 2nd photo we can't see....
     
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  8. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jun 3, 2009
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    Most likely poplar underneath, and the visible portion appears to be a thin layer of maple (top).