Fake Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by GeetarPwayer, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. GeetarPwayer

    GeetarPwayer Strat-Talk Member

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    Very cool. I worked there through high school and still miss that place. Benny the owner died last year and Philly lost a legend.
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Even the body looks wrong.

    Pickups might be fake too

    Unless it's $50, I'd get a real Fender
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    What price would you pay for a used squier bullet or affinity? thats about the ceiling if you wanna deal with unknown guitars like these....its might be a great deal if you want a cheap platform to do yourself a couple of mods but to carry the fender logo and asking certain amount of money is another thing...
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    If you like the guitar and it plays well, treat it as though it's a used Squier partscaster in value and negotiate a price. You can autopsy it and do the forensic identifications when it belongs to you.
     
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    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    @GeetarPwayer if you don’t mind your guitar not being a Fender, and you are in the market for something inexpensive , and better than. Squier for the same money, you should check out the Ibanez AZES31. It is a strat style guitar and has an interesting control layout they are $299.00 new Hardtail and single coils. It’s 50 more bucks if you want HSS and a trem.

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    msbrech Strat-Talk Member

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    I love that blue.
    Shame the seller isn't just looking to sell the body, or asking a much lower price. That could be a fun modding platform!
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    The body is the fakest part.

    Buy a $89 Glarry strat in trans blue or green, and you will get that same body, unscratched
     
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    If you are not ABSOLUTELY SURE DON'T BUY IT!
    If it's an impulse buy you will probably wonder about it for eternity and eventually regret it.
    There's lots of Strats out there. Find one you are sure of.
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    So, you’re actually considering buying a ‘suspicious’ Strat body? Just decide what it’s worth on the basis that it’s likely fake and make an offer.
     
  10. GeetarPwayer

    GeetarPwayer Strat-Talk Member

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    So it's funny you say that because I'm going to buy it anyway at this point just for the experiment of it. I'll share the autopsy with this forum and it might be interesting who knows. Thanks.
     
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    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    Really, are you getting a smoking deal on it or is it still at American standard pricing?
     
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