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Stew Mac How to ID a 62 Strat

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by LHstrat, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. LHstrat

    LHstrat Strat-Talk Member

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    Interesting if somewhat light on details new vid ID'ing a 62 Strat. That truss rod looks very shiny to me.

     
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    Nice video, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Guy Named Sue

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    What's up with that line behind the bridge? Has a chunk of wood been plugged there before refinish or was that left from removing some sticker?
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    It's a shame the refin is so ugly. Otherwise, that's an outstandingly nice vintage Strat.
     
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    Was thinking the same, expected to see two screw holes plugged behind nut because of it but there were none... Hm
     
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    Just watched that video and was going to post to the guys here. I thought it was interesting coming from my brief knowledge on pre CBS. To spend big dough on a clean '62 I would think you would want to be confident it was legit. How far do forgers go to replicate a 62? What can't they fake? I would think that just parts of an older pre CBS would more commonly be faked not the whole guitar.
     
  8. Guy Named Sue

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    It's the small details they miss, small but important. But usually they screw it up majorly and use repro parts that are dead giveaway.

    But there are of course some people who are able to do builds from scratch and have done their homework.
     
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    That really looks to be a replacement - note the wear around it too. Something's gone on there at some point!
     
  10. Adam Wolfaardt

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    Looks like marks a screwdriver makes when setting the intonation
     
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    ???

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    Don't forget a neck is easily replaced... It takes four screws and a screwdriver.
     
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  13. Bazz Jass

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    Ummm....and a neck?
     
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    minor detail... :rolleyes:
     
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