Interested in a Strat that has unclear origin, need you guys expertise.

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by SavoirFaire, Feb 19, 2021 at 7:22 PM.

  1. JDug

    JDug Strat-Talker

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    Nailed it!
     
  2. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    This. The overly sympathetic people in this world (I'm one of them in real life) are suckers for stories like this one and always assume the best in others. But this guy's story makes no sense at all, and he's not deserving of the benefit of the doubt. IF it sounds awesome, its a $200 guitar, and that's being generous.
     
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    Well it's got a HSC, which is a lot more than I can say for a lot of MIAs, these days.
    If it plays really well, assuming the hard shell case comes with it, I wouldn't pay more than
    150$ to 200 for it.

    BUT, I have to agree, it's not a REAL anything...
     
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    Charlie wouldn't surf on that...
     
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    Methinks you may be jumping at shadows. Looks like two separate potential buyers are asking about the same guitar. This is Strat-Talk after all, so it's hardly fishy that they both posted here.
     
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    They both posted the pictures twice? Both new members? Neither one mention in the text being even slightly concerned by the hand lettered headstock?

    Dunno...could all be coincidence. Just don't pass the smell test for me. YSTMV

    I ain't jumpin at nothin..certainly not that bogus guitar.
     
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    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Even i can tell this guitar is as fake as jenna Jamesons nun career....
     
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    The other post mentions the handmade decal.
    Still, I agree it is weird.
    But then again that's what coincidences are.
     
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    As I said earlier the decal on my "Strat" looks more genuine even though I know it's fake.
    Who is selling this guitar and where are they. Can the OP post link to eBay/gumtree/craigslist etc. so we can judge what they are offering a little better.
     
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    A few decades ago I heard on the news about a guy who drew what he thought was a pretty convincing million-dollar bill and tried to pass it by buying a bunch of stereo equipment at a Wal-Mart. (You know, "just give me the change in cash.") Like a guy for whom a million dollars was walking-around money would be buying his own stereo equipment ... at a Wal-Mart.
     
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    I think we have judged this offering quite adequately and fairly.

    FAKE.

    next.
     
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    tim gueguen Strat-Talker

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    There have been some out and out scams of people trying to sell synths they didn't actually own with stolen pictures. One of my favs was some joker trying to sell a "Nigerian ARP 2500" on Craigslist in New York. He wanted seven grand. But the picture he used was of Jean Michel Jarre's RMI Harmonic Synthesizer and Digisequencer.
     
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    There's a a LOT of issues with this guitar- it's a fake. not even a good one. the bridge saddles are wrong, that neck is terrible. the body doesn't even look like it's proportioned properly. the string caddies are wrong, the tuners are wrong.... ugh.
     
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    What's unclear? It says Calif. USA, handwritten directly on the headstock, in sharpie or something! Totally checks out.
     
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    Now I'm just a drummer, but to all those who would not buy it or would set it on fire, etc. ---well maybe not. Certainly the asking price of $500 is way excessive given the definite non-Fenderality of the beast, but like Bo Didley once opined, you can't judge a book by looking at the cover. If the price were maybe $200, the relevant questions become how does it feel, how does it play, and how does it sound. Plus of course the added case. I'm no case expert and we don't get to see much, but even if it is not a real Fender, it looks to be in decent shape and is worth a few bucks. If it IS a real Fender case and 30 yrs old, well.....
    My guitar player has been using a no-name Strat for his open G stage guitar for about 5 yrs now and it is a great guitar. I payed $75 for it at a second hand store. Judge any guitar on its own merits, not necessarily by what's on the headstock.