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Unknown stratocaster help? serial nr 0284

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Ockee, Apr 16, 2018.

Does any one know something about this Stratocaster look's likeGary more

  1. Original

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  2. Copy

  3. Is it a good guitar

  4. Is serial nr 0284 correct

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  5. Gary moor

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  6. Expensive

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  7. Sheep

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  1. Ockee

    Ockee Strat-Talk Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    IMG_20180312_125616.jpg IMG_20180312_125616.jpg IMG_20180312_125646.jpg IMG_20180312_125629.jpg Hello everybody!
    I really need help to identify my telecaster gary, harp or something ells.
    Send some pictures and really apriciate help.
    Serial nr is 0284
    Its locks like Gary Moore's fender but not really with all the marks etc.
    See the pictures and I'm a very happy man if anyone can help me out.
    Thanks in advance/
    Ockee IMG_20180312_125659.jpg IMG_20180312_125659.jpg IMG_20180312_125646.jpg

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    The brand name is 'GASP' - it's easier to read on the saddles...never saw it before and not much on the internet.....probably made by some Nordic company and built in Japan or Korea - when is hard to tell. Looks like a high quality guitar but hard to put a value on....I don't think any of it is truly made by's a high quality copy....
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  3. Uncle Fiesta

    Uncle Fiesta Senior Stratmaster

    Bit naughty really, shouldn't say 'STRATOCASTER' on it if it isn't one.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
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  4. Deebs3

    Deebs3 Strat-O-Master

    Jul 10, 2014
    Funny how they put TM next to Gasp, but still use stratocaster. . .
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  5. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Strat-Talker

    Mar 18, 2014
    Never seen or heard of one before, but it's pretty cool, and seems to be high quality. You don't see flat-head screws used much anymore.... A tip for you... it has split-lock vintage tuners. The way you string them is cut the string 5-6cm past the post and stick the end into that hole between the split, than wrap around the post.
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  6. hippychip

    hippychip Strat-Talk Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    You guys are just mean! I don't think I have ever seen a worse train wreck. Is there anything worth saving?

  7. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Gasp or sure when I saw the headstock. Stratocaster and the strings wound around the pegs wrongly.

    And then the cracks in the neck by the body.

  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    What a strange thing to say. Why do you think that it's beyond saving?

  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    I don't think it did, until somebody added it. It looks like an early 80s MIJ copy to me, especially the bridge. I'd say it's worth a bit of work, it the neck is ok.
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  10. Ockee

    Ockee Strat-Talk Member

    Apr 16, 2018

  11. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 6, 2016
    That elastic thing on the headstock just above the nut looks non-original to me. I'd be suspicious.
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  12. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 8, 2011
    Raleigh NC
    No idea what that is. Looks like a Strat somebody scraped the logo off of.
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  13. Stratman54

    Stratman54 Strat-Talker

    Jun 6, 2016
    Weaver AL
    The body shape looks odd too.
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  14. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    ? but if it sounds good it is good .
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  15. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    It's a Gasp.

    Says so on the headstock and stamped in the saddles.

    And speaking of Gasp, it's what I did when I saw the way the strings were mounted and wound. Cut the string at the second peg above the one you're mounting, bend it 90 degrees about a quarter to half inch long, insert into the center hole then wind.

    Also, Gasp at the cracks in the neck heel.
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  16. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Probably that's there to dampen the sympathetic (or harmonic) vibrations there.
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  17. Ockee

    Ockee Strat-Talk Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    My thought is that it is an old copy.
    The paint is original and old
    Lacquer. Wery interesting naught it sheep to

  18. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    Well, I used image search on Google to see if I could find out about those saddles. It turns out ...


    ... they're a typewriter! Who'd've thunk?

    I wish I could help. I suspect those saddles are going to be a key to finding out anything. The headstock decal could easily be created, but the saddles had to be manufactured (I would guess. I'm certainly no expert on the manufacture of saddles). I'm not turning up any info about GASP guitars anywhere.
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  19. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    Looks like the screws heads of the neck plate are in agony.
    It may have been a 50s style copy on which at some point, a pickguard swap took place, judging from the missing screws.
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  20. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    That was my first thought as well but the saddles are stamped gasp as well...I've never heard of them and can't find anything online.
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