Help in identificating a Fender stratocaster?

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  1. Guitardude00

    Guitardude00 New Member!

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    I recently bought a Stratocaster from a friend that wasn't sure which specific model it is.

    It's mexican-made and the serial number dates to 2007/2008. The scratch plate colour is a little yellowish white.

    Does anyone have any ideas what the specific model could be? Tips would be massively appreciated. 16273084125467627921887267073001.jpg
     

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    Looks like a Classic '60s Series, in Lake Placid Blue – a fantastic, and beautiful guitar :thumb: !!
     
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    You're welcome! It is possible – but it might be original too? The colour on these pickguards is what they call 'Mint Green', so it certainly looks OK... which screws do you refer to? Is it the two screws either side of the switch? Or the actual screws that attach the pickguard to the body?
     
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    Welcome. Beautiful guitar! That series had a long 13 year run. I thought I was seeing a mint green pick guard in your pic even though you mentioned yellowish white.

    Photos and digital screens can throw off colors that will appear in real life very differently, so I didn't question it at first. Then I went to fuzzfaced. If it's the original, it's a mint green pg. A great match for that blue. Enjoy it!!

    https://www.fuzzfaced.net/60s-classic-player-stratocaster.html
     
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    Yeah I think it's actually mint green. I mean the two screws right next to the pickup switch. I think they might be just a little loose.
     
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    Thank you! Yeah I think mint green sounds right. I sure will!
     
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    A twist of the screwdriver will fix those. They don't need to be tight, just snug. It's a 10 second job. Welcome, too!
     
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    Yes, I think you are correct – see if you can tighten them a few turns! You see... these two screws are not actually screwed to the body... so I think everything is probably OK. I actually had the same guitar as this a couple of years ago – and it really was a fantastic guitar, and the colour – is just amazing!
     

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    Use some toothpicks in the holes and those screws will fit snug. Easy quick fix
     
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    Beautiful paint on that.
     
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    Wait! The Strat in the picture of @Guitardude00 is not the classic player model, which had a 2-point tremolo, but simply the classic stratocaster, that featured the 6-screw tremolo:

    https://www.fuzzfaced.net/60s-classic-stratocaster.html
     
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    Nice looking guitar