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Questioned on authenticity of an American Standard I am selling

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by shrekfingers, May 22, 2020 at 4:01 PM.

  1. shrekfingers

    shrekfingers Strat-O-Master

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    hey all,

    I am trying to sell an 2010 American Standard Strat I bought around 2011. I am trying to sell it and people are telling me it is fishy because of the Serial number and the location of country of origin are suspicious. The serial number starts with 10 meaning the end 2009 or 2010 before they switched over to putting US before the serial number. They say country of origin should be on the back with serial not on the front. I have never had to question the authenticity because I bought it from what I thought was a reputable person. I emailed Fender but thought some Fender expert here could enlighten or frighten me. TIA
     

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  2. Michael919

    Michael919 Senior Stratmaster

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    Just tell them to google images of 2010 American Standard Stratocasters and they will see for themselves that your guitar is 100% correct.

    Beautiful guitar, by the way. Hope you don't regret selling it later!
     
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  4. shrekfingers

    shrekfingers Strat-O-Master

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    Thanks for your reply, I have to fund some bills and have many others in the stable. This is the least played. I have googled pics but there are some made in 2010 that are showing US in front of serial on the back, maybe that is what throwing them off
     
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  5. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore

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    ...because they are hoping you might believe them and take lots less. Ignore those idiots!

    I agree with Michael919 above - beautiful Strat!
     
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  6. shrekfingers

    shrekfingers Strat-O-Master

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    Near Piqua...
     
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  7. shrekfingers

    shrekfingers Strat-O-Master

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    Yeah that's what i was thinking but has me puckered...
     
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  8. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore

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    See this thread... and specifically this post.

    :thumb:
     
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  9. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't ignore the fact that lots of people are stuck at home and on-edge. Trolling seems to be at an all-time high.

    Piqua is quite a poke -- I'm over near Canton.
     
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    Nice looking Strat.
     
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  11. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    My favorite DJ from WXRT in Chicago is from Piqua, OH.....Terri Hemmert....she was on 'XRT (93.1) for many many years until she retired, though she still does some sitting in at times and still has her "Breakfast With The Beatles" show....

    She speaks highly of the town....:thumb::thumb:

    best of luck on the sale...great looking guitar.
     
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    Paperback Rocker Can you feel the love tonight? Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Any real buyer will know better. Ignore them.
     
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    I'm waiting for a post from a new member: "Is this 2010 American Strat real?"


    :D:whistling:
     
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    Holy mackerel, has it ever been played? :D
     
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  16. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    It’s Ohio day. I’m an Ohioan also.
     
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    I had a similar reaction to seeing one of those 10 serial number Strats too, but a quick trip to Google cleared it right up. Seems a better place to start than emailing the seller implying it was a fake.
     
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  19. shrekfingers

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    True but you know Fakebook..I knew my old StrattStrat Talk forum would be my saving grace lol....
     
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  20. shrekfingers

    shrekfingers Strat-O-Master

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    Now now ...I was sure it was but when challenged I stumbled lol
     
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