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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

    Age:
    62
    21
    Aug 10, 2018
    europe
    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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  2. l88vette

    l88vette Strat-Talker

    233
    May 15, 2010
    US
    Nice video, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognita
    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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  4. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
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  5. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    It's a shame the refin is so ugly. Otherwise, that's an outstandingly nice vintage Strat.
     
  6. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognita
    Was thinking the same, expected to see two screw holes plugged behind nut because of it but there were none... Hm
     
  7. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-Talker

    244
    Aug 30, 2016
    arizona
    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

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognita
    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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  9. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    That really looks to be a replacement - note the wear around it too. Something's gone on there at some point!
     
  10. Adam Wolfaardt

    Adam Wolfaardt Strat-Talker

    Age:
    47
    403
    Jan 2, 2017
    France
    Looks like marks a screwdriver makes when setting the intonation
     
  11. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    ???

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    :eek:
     
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  12. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Don't forget a neck is easily replaced... It takes four screws and a screwdriver.
     
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  13. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    Ummm....and a neck?
     
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  14. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    minor detail... :rolleyes:
     
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