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    Mystery of the 26's

    In late 1996, Fender Custom Shop did a run of 30 guitars for Guitar Center that were shown at NAMM in January of 1997. So how can there be 2 guitars numbered "26 of 30" from the same run? Take a look at these and let me know if I'm missing something...
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    Fender 1996+7 Custom Shop 1958 Special Run Owners Club

    Okay guys, I know there are 30 of us! I have found 13 of these guitars on the internet, mostly those that were posted for sale. These are beautiful guitars and I know mine is a great player. How many strats, much less CS guitars, come from Fender with gold hardware, AAA flame maple necks and...
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    Pickguard Trial Templates?

    I've searched this forum and Googled it but came up short. What I'm looking for is a way to print different colored pickguards on a color printer and overlay them on a body I have to see what they might look like before deciding on which one to buy (yes, I have to see it to be sure). Does...
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    Does this strat setup look legit?

    Just got my 90's American Standard back from a local luthier shop that I've never tried before. It has a 2xHB pickguard from Warmoth that had crappy P/Us in it. I just wanted them to swap pups with a set I had and do a setup. I've never seen the setup I got back - especially the bridge. They...
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    NGD But...

    Some challenges dating this one. I have it narrowed down to American 87-97, mostly based on the neck plate, black springs, solid saddles and swimming pool routing. The neck pocket, however, is a mess. I've tried to compare to other neck pocket images but couldn't find anything that matches...
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    I can't believe I got this for $330 shipped!

    Incoming NGD - Am Std Fender strat. Okay, so it needs a refin but that is something I think I can do. It's from GC used, so if there's anything wrong more than the carving, I'm taking it back. I got a 90's strat last year but took it back and regretted it shortly afterward. They sold it by...
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    NGD (and help solve mystery)

    I know I have posted more questions than answers but that will change - just bear with me(!). I just purchased a used 1990? 1992? 1996? 1999? left-handed Fender Am Std for $500 shipped. It was advertised as a 1996, but when I plugged the S/N into the guitar dater project, it came back 1990...
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    NGD - Please Review

    I just received my first Fender American Std strat. Lefty. 2011. It's "used" but "unplayed". The part of the red tag that's used to send in the warranty is missing. No scratches, dents or other marks. Plays great. I do have a few questions maybe someone can answer (see pics). Is the...


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