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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Rjy67, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. Rjy67

    Rjy67 New Member!

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    What year is this strat? Can anyone tell me please? 20160930_135730.jpg 20160930_135719.jpg 20160930_135658.jpg 20160930_135633.jpg
     

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  2. Tsjackson

    Tsjackson Senior Stratmaster

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    I’ve never seen a fender with those saddles, the 12th fret dot spacing looks unusual, the shape of the transition from fretboard to headstock behind the nut looks strange as well and there isn’t a single makers mark or serial number.
    I’d take it to bits, have a look but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not what it claims to be.

    good looking though, and looks good quality
     
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Whip the scratchplate off, see if there are any clues there. The neck looks very similar to a Classic Player 50s.
     
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  4. dvqc1

    dvqc1 Strat-Talker

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    Take the neck off and see if there are any stampings on the heel. If I'm being honest I find it strange that it doesn't have a serial number on it, it's like it was a replacement neck and they bought the water slides for the front and left the back alone. I used to have a MIJ Strat that had a bridge that looked like that and it was an 80's model if I remember correctly. It has a nice vintage look and if it plays well that is all that really matters.
     
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    dirocyn Most Honored Senior Member

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    That bridge is frickin weird. Kinda cool but definitely not Fender.

    Let's see what it looks like under the hood, maybe there will be some identifying marks inside. Stickers with part numbers, a stamp or patent number on the bridge...

    Don't be surprised if none of it is Fender. Where did this come from?
     
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  6. Rjy67

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    Here is more stuff I came across. Is any of it good? 20190928_232559.jpg IMG_20160822_003557.jpg 20190928_231925.jpg 20190928_231925.jpg 20190928_231851.jpg 20191011_000354.jpg 20161020_222756.jpg
     
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    What about any of this if you see anything that looks decent please let me know. IMG_20160822_003609.jpg IMG_20160822_003605.jpg IMG_20160821_072557.jpg IMG_20160822_003542.jpg image1.JPG
     
  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    To be totally honest....

    We would need incredibly detailed photos of EACH individual guitar or body, these photos you're showing tell us nothing......they could be all fake....

    The Strat you first asked about was probably not a factory Fender, it was made up of Fender or aftermarket parts and is therefore worth much less....
     
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    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    "stuff I came across"? Like; "You were just walking down the street, minding your own business, when you accidently fell into an open doorway and saw these things just sitting there"... ?

    I'm assuming you mean that someone is selling off some of their gear, although (if I were that person) I definitely wouldn't be letting perfect strangers inside my guitar room to photograph my entire collection.



    BTW, what's their address?




    ...I promise not to rob them...




    ...much...


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  10. Rjy67

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    All the bodies are from fender corona. Trash
    They take the necks off hit them with a hammer 3 times then throw them away.
     
  11. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Doesn't everybody?
     
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    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Somebody told you this, and you believe it???? It's not true

    I can spot at LEAST 2 bodies that are made in Mexico if they're legitimate.....
     
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    The saddles on the Strat in the first photo look kind of like Wilkinson saddles as found on the VSVG model, but the bridge plate doesn't have the Wilkinson logo and it has regular screw holes instead of the oval ones - so maybe it was a knock-off of the VSV/VSVG?

    [​IMG]
     
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    How else are you supposed to fix somethin' that ain't broke?
     
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    Dude that looks like a barrel of fun
     
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    That’s a lot of cool gear if it’s any of it is legit
     
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    Impulsive guppy Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Not if the CNC machine was on the fritz that particular morning.
     
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    It's all crap. Send it to me for safe disposal.
     
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    That sir is a candy store to my eyes.
     
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