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    How much do chips effect the value?

    oh come on. that isn't even noticeable unless you're looking directly for it. That is in amazing condition for being 33 years old! The Strat Plus is also one of the best Stratocasters ever made.
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    Question on Japan "K" series ST-62 Stratocaster

    You can easily tell from the grain if it's alder or basswood. If it's a burst, you can tell just by looking at the body. If it's a solid color, a picture of the neck cavity should show maybe even the back cavity.
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    Fender Strat Gig bag…..

    needle and thread. If you have a local dry cleaner/tailor they should be able to fix it for you for pretty cheap.
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    What has been your experience with used gear prices lately?

    Right and I think people felt artificially rich given how high the stock market and houses were priced. Now that those are both in decline as well, there's less unrealized profits to use buying up gear.
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    help / advice needed, woodworms in my new ultra luxe strat

    This. Did you buy new? It should be covered under warranty by Fender if so.
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    What has been your experience with used gear prices lately?

    Specifically for used gear? I have a bunch of saved links to eBay auction searches and I've noticed Strat prices tapered off a while ago and are now going down. I'm noticing used American Standards selling for closer to $900-$1000 as opposed to the $1100-$1200 they were going for a few months...
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    Did you ever get GAS for something you used to have no interest in?

    Yup. I wait it out for a few months. If I still want it, then I'll get it but the GAS usually goes away shortly especially when I look at how many guitars I already have that get no play time.
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    Fender Serial Number Lookup Provides All Specs

    Right. I suspect it only goes back so far to when they really started putting money into archiving specs. 2001 still seems early as the internet was still not as widespread as now, but, they seem to be adding more and more guitars with time.
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    Fender Serial Number Lookup Provides All Specs

    Why am I just learning about this now? In case anyone else doesn't know about this, I'm posting it. So, it turns out Fender's website has a serial number search app that gives you all the specs on the guitar - https://serialnumberlookup.fender.com/lookup/ Here is what you get when you search...
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    Help me find an adequate upgrade...please

    I received the guitars. It turns out the Slim C isn't so slim. It's pretty chunky even compared to my American Standard which has a "modern c" that is bigger than the c on the CV. I really like this neck so far.
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    Insurance value for 62 strat?

    Get it appraised. gruhn guitars comes to mind but lots of reputable vintage dealers do this.
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    American vs Mexican strats is it really a difference between them?

    Is there really a difference between a Chevy and a Cadillac?
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    Texas Specials VS Custom Shop 54 Pickups for MIJ Classic 50s

    Very interesting. Thanks for such a detailed post. It's very helpful.
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    Texas Specials VS Custom Shop 54 Pickups for MIJ Classic 50s

    They sure did. They've been making MIJ 50s strats with Texas Specials since about 2017. I have the fat 50s in my 2015 American Standard. They are nice. https://www.soundaffects.com/guitars-c93/electric-guitars-c95/fsr-japan-classic-50s-texas-special-stratocaster-old-candy-red-p5791


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