LEGIT AVRI?

Shaggy70

Strat-Talk Member
May 18, 2021
11
Australia
Hi,

Need your help verifying this strat - has an AVRI neck plate.. and some other things check out - but Im not sure.
What do you think? Is it an AVRI?
 

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NummThumz

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 20, 2021
48
California
You probably want to see some pics of the internals and the neck/neck pocket to get a good sense. Though not exact, the 76XXX serial puts it somewhere in the mid to late 90s if legit.
 

John C

Most Honored Senior Member
Silver Member
Jul 17, 2012
7,992
Kansas City
Except the serial number starting with "V07" would indicate a 2007 model.

No, you can't read the serial numbers like that. There are some approximate ranges out there, but just approximations.

Now when the revised AV series came out in August 2012 they did start making the first 2 digits after the "V" be the year of manufacture, but not until then.
 

Intune

Senior Stratmaster
Jan 14, 2021
4,920
Edmonton, Alberta
Yup, those earlier avri series serial numbers didn’t work like that. I said 90’s based off the orange neck tint. I could be wrong without pulling the neck off so yeah that’s why I went with 90’s.
 

Shaggy70

Strat-Talk Member
May 18, 2021
11
Australia
Hi all..,
Have more pics of the guitar. What do you think.. look right?

Neck pocket is murky. No pencil date on neck heel but there is a stamp.
 

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Guitarchaeologist

Master Spuddler
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Dec 17, 2016
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Behind the 8 ball
Hi all..,
Have more pics of the guitar. What do you think.. look right?

Neck pocket is murky. No pencil date on neck heel but there is a stamp.
A 1997 '62 AV. Overall, the guitar looks good.
Pickguard and middle pot (newer version, but date is covered with solder) have been swapped out, and I think the switch may have also been changed (also newer version I believe).
 
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