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Please help! Is this mim strat fake?

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    Not sure about this one. Generally after 2008 the serials were on the back of the headstock but this looks real enough. I've been searching google and ebay pics and can't find another with the MX10 serial number on front. Odd.
     
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    thats what i thought? I wonder why the serial is on the front, never seen a "MX" serial on the front of a headstock. Just worried about getting burnt, as the prices are so high in AUS
     
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    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That is strange it looks absolutely fine except for the location of the serial number.
     
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    I dont really want to risk buying a fake, but like you say, everything else looks good?
     
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    What's all that strange writing on the back of the headstock in pic #5?
     
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    Were any 2010 strats made with that logo I know it changed to Black in 2010.
     
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    I have no idea, cant make it out, the pictures not clear enough :(
     
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    From what I can make out it goes something like this..

    The headstock shape of this guitar is
    the registered trademark of ~~~~~~
    Australia ~~y Limited and shall not be
    used without the ~~~~~~~~~~~

    Pretty sure on the above. Stuck it in Photoshop and cleaned it up the best I could.. :thumb:
     
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    Cool thanks :) still unsure why that text is there and why the serial is a 2010 one on the front?
     
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    Ask the seller. He/She may be the original owner. Never be afraid to ask direct questions, or fall in love with a guitar in a photo. Just an old head speaking.. :thumb:
     
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    The guitar is located at a pawn shop, so asking the previous seller might be rather hard :)
     
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    Actually the logo changed in 2008, shortly after the CVs were released that summer. 2010 is well after the logo change
     
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    Could be a Deluxe Roadhouse MIM. I think they had the old style logo until they changed to the big headstock sometime around 2012m
     
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    Bingo!
     
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    I'm starting to wonder @Yogi if that headstock has been cut down by the company who put the sticker on the back.. ???
     
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    Here is a video from 2012 and it still has the old logo so I think it's a safe bet
     
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    I don't think so, it looks stock to me. I'm pretty sure they used the old logo and small headstock for that long.
     
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