[Help] Specifications of my Stratocaster Mexico

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by rafaeldk, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. rafaeldk

    rafaeldk New Member!

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    Hello everybody!

    First of all, I just joined this forum to see if someone could help me. My name is Rafael and I'm from Brazil. Sorry if i'm doing something wrong about the forum rules and sorry if I my english it's so rich. :)

    About 3 years ago I trade with my professor a Kurzweil SP88X for a Mexican Stratocaster 1998. It's a beautiful piece but not so well cared at the time. So, I took care of it and it's a great Strato but now I'm wanting to sell/trade for a semi-acoustic. So, I found the year of manufacture with the serial number (MN8582111 - 1998/1999), but I can't find any specification about the wood, pickups, bridges, etc...

    Someone could help me?! and around there you live, how much I could charge for it?!

    Heres some pic's of my babystrat :)

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    That's all, folks. Thanks for your attention.
     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Pickups would have ceramic bar magnets.

    Model Name: Standard Stratocaster®
    Model Number: 013-4600-(Color#) and 013-4602-(Color#)
    Series: Standard Series
    Body: Alder
    Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 013-4600) or Maple (p/n 013-4602), 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
    No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
    Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Machine Heads: Fender®/Ping® Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
    Pickguard: 3-Ply White
    Pickups: 3 Standard Single-Coil Strat® Pickups (Ceramic Magnets)
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
    Position 3. Middle Pickup
    Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
    Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Master Volume,
    Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
    Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
    Colors: (506) Black,
    (519) Sage Green Metallic,
    (529) Blue Agave,
    (532)* Brown Sunburst add $50.00,
    (575) Midnight Wine,
    (580) Arctic White,
    (Polyester Finish)
    Strings: Fender® Super Bullets® 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
    Unique Features: Vintage Styling
    Source: Mexico
    Accessories: None
    U.S. MSRP: $527.99
    INTRODUCED: 1/1991
    DISCONTINUED: 1/2006
    DISCONTINUED COLORS: (573) Midnight Blue, (1/2002 )
    (502) Lake Placid Blue (1/98 )
    (525) Crimson Red Metallic (1/98 )
    (509) Candy Apple Red (For Musician’s Friend Only in 10/1998 )
    (521) Natural (For Musician’s Friend Only in 3/1999 )
    WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Wrench #0038467000 (3/16” Hex)
    Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench #0050919000 (Hex 1.5mm)
    NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
     
  3. rafaeldk

    rafaeldk New Member!

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    OMG! thanks for the quickly answer! That's why not everyone can be a SENIOE Stratmaster. hahaha

    Just curious, where did you find that information? from a website or from your brain? :D
     
  4. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member

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    Rafael, this info is on the Fender website.

    By the way, the body could be poplar. These are a sandwich, a number of pieces/parts of alder or poplar, with a veneer usually of alder applied front and back.

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    As for what it is worth, it might go for $ 250 in the USA but in Brazil, you could get almost twice as much. Your asking price will be set by your location, or at least your region.
     
  5. rafaeldk

    rafaeldk New Member!

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    Boris,

    and theres is a way that I could define what wood is made of?!
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    yeah, I know that depends on the region... was more for curiosity. Here I believe I can get +- U$1000.
     
  6. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I just save info for future reference. I guess I'm a information freak.
     
  7. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member

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    Take the Strat apart, and shoot us a bunch of high res images of the neck pocket. We should be able to tell you by sight, between poplar and alder which wood species was used. The hue is very different.

    Having said that, it doesn't genuinely make any difference. Not even Eric Johnson would know or care, playing it, if the body was poplar or alder. But like Sjtalon says, we're just hogs for all kinds of information!! :D
     
  8. RichG

    RichG Strat-Talker

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    Raphaeldk..... Nice Strat. Looks great.

    Here in NY, it would sell for $200-$300 USD.

    Don't sell it, play it!
     
  9. Stormy Monday

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    where on the Fender site can you get this info? I thought I had to email Fender.
     
  10. Jack FFR1846

    Jack FFR1846 Senior Stratmaster

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    Body wood would be poplar until 2000. In a painted color, it's just as good. Alder and especially ash are nicer looking grain. The frets will be smaller vintage type, which some people (like me) like better than the larger, newer medium jumbo. Nice guitar and in a good color combo.
     
  11. geckomafia

    geckomafia Strat-Talker

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    I was wondering the same.
     
  12. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Fender site only has current spec.
     
  13. hardtail01

    hardtail01 Strat-O-Master

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    1998 would be poplar, as stated above. It looks like a nice instrument that you have there.
     
  14. rafaeldk

    rafaeldk New Member!

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    auch, to much labor for a not that relevant information... hahaha. If it doesn't matter, doesn't matter. I believe they are both good woods. anyway, I apprecate the information :D

    RichG and Jack FFR1846
    thanks for the cumpliments. I really like this guitar, but I'm searching for something more hard. It's very versatile, but I'd like to sound more dirty and sustained.

    Jack FFR1846
    I think the same about the frets. About the wood, do you think if I get it to the grain and left it on the natural color (+varnish) it wouldn't look good?!

    hardtail01
    thanks for the compliment!

    I'm not a virtuous guitarrist and've no shame to say that. I see you guys are curious about the sound, so I'll try to record something this week. Thanks for all responses and receptivity.
     
  15. Misfit

    Misfit Senior Stratmaster

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    That's a big risk. If it is poplar, it may be very unevenly colored and contain ugly knots.
    It's also very likely that it is made of 4 or 5 pieces (alder or poplar), with ugly joins.

    But then again, if it doesn't work you can always repaint it a solid color.
     
  16. nn89

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    Hey can you guys point me in the right direction? I'm going to be throwing a guitar together soon. The body's neck joint and the necks heel are both 57mm. Would a standard USA bridge and nut work for them? Or even a Mexi bridge and Mexi nut?
     
  17. sjtalon

    sjtalon Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    You would be better off starting a new thread.

    Just sayin'
     
  18. nn89

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    lol yeah. I'm new the site. i might end up having to. i just don't want to get into details too much.