[ASK] This is original or fake

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by cocok123, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. cocok123

    cocok123 New Member!

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    Hi guys, im from Indonesia.. :)

    i just want to asking to you guys, i want to buy this guitar but not from The Instrument Store or Fender Store, but from the Person, he used to have this guitar and he wants to sell his guitar (Fender Stratocaster Sunburst)

    Price: $120 just $120

    here's the pictures..

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    That's all :)
    hope you guys reply my thread/post

    and tell me, should i take this? or what?

    Thank you. *sorry for my english.


    Regards

    Cocok123.
     
  2. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

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    Cant see the pics
     
  3. ghostwolf

    ghostwolf Mod Admin

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    Opening the pics in a new tab gives this warning-

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  4. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Most Honored Senior Member

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    Its a fake, at least not a "real" Fender... The logo is all wrong, its obviously an illegal counterfeit waterslide decal.

    The guitar itself looks like a Squier Affinity. Black plastic insert at the truss rod adjust, Squier type die cast zinc block saddles, 10mm die cast tuners...

    Anyway, around here a Squier Affinity will typically sell between $50-$100. I don't know what prices are like in Indonesia, but this one should be priced lower than a typical used Affinity because of the defaced headstock.
     
  5. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    It is not a genuine Fender or Squier....the body shape is wrong.
     
  6. Zipperfoot

    Zipperfoot Senior Stratmaster

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    Sometimes I think people come on here and post pics of their fake guitars just to get a reaction and test the waters. If it can fool the Strat forum guys and gals, then maybe they think they have a chance of selling it as real.
     
  7. cocok123

    cocok123 New Member!

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    Thank you guys! :D :) thanks for reply my thread :) thanks alot :)

    I decided not to buy this thing! :)
     
  8. Michael919

    Michael919 Most Honored Senior Member

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    The immediate tell for me is the location of the pick guard screw under the middle pickup. On an 11 screw PG it should be almost under the upper switch screw. No need to look further.
     
  9. softwarejanitor

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    If that is true then hardly any of them are making much of an effort to get it right, as a very large percentage of the time there are multiple discrepancies and many of them would take some considerable effort to correct...