Japanese shinanagans......

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by JimiisGod, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. JimiisGod

    JimiisGod Strat-Talker

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    There sure is a lot of Strats on Ebay right now from Japan and while I'm sure I would love to own a few, there is a lot of funky ads/sales right now. Case in point, check the missing bullet..... Generally a 73 Stratocaster would feature 3 bolt neck complete with bullet but in some of these pictures there seems to be a bullet and some not.........just an observation of the times.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=322054406765&globalID=EBAY-US
     
  2. PCollen

    PCollen Senior Stratmaster

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    Also, that high -e string looks like it is just about completely off the fret board in the upper fret area.
     
  3. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I think it's the lighting - it seems like there's a flash catching the bullet. But since you can't blow up the photos you can't be sure. Dodgy auction photos - even if the guitar turns out to be legit.
     
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    pwhite Strat-O-Master

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    I have a 88/89 MIJ I have been on the fence about selling for months now. I don't like it but it's so cool I just don't want to let it go. I literally think about it all the time.
     
  5. PiezoMan

    PiezoMan Strat-O-Master

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    Forget the bullet. That's not aged oly white. That looks like rattle can yellow.
     
  6. fezz parka

    fezz parka Duke of DILLIGAF Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Looks fine to me. :D

    Tuners have been swapped out. Other than than it looks fine. The full pic has the bullet there in the glare , it's just hard to see because the pic pretty much sucks. Best I could do:

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