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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by tr911, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. tr911

    tr911 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey strat lovers, I have a friend to just sent me pics of a strat with a S9 serial number and it has 2 humbuckers. I'm thinking it is either a parts castor or a piece together. I searched around and can not find a strat body in 1978, 1979, or 1980 with 2 humbuckers so I am reaching out to see what you guys and gals say.

    Also, the neck has a 4 screw back plate with no etching or design.
     
  2. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds like the neck has been added to a different body.

    Post so pictures when you get a chance.
     
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  3. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Partscaster, or heavily modified.
    Fender did not put humbuckers into the Strat body prior to the mid/late 80s.
    S9 was 1979, those were all S-S-S with black plastics.
    The body did not have the modern H-S-H pickup routing, so if it is the original body, it was routed for the humbuckers.

    Not an uncommon modification in the 80s. but these were just "used guitars" and nobody saw any "vintage" value in them at the time.
     
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  4. tr911

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    Pretty nice looking guitar..
     
  5. LordOfPudding

    LordOfPudding Strat-Talker

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    That doesn't look like a Fender neck, and the decal is fake. No way is that a real S9, sorry to say.
     
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    Yeah dont no whats going on the but not the right decal at all sorry
     
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    Still looks like a decent strat though it plays well and is on the cheap
     
  8. Mech

    Mech Strat-O-Master

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    Neck looks like '94-'95 Fujigen..with a few mods.
     
  9. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Definitely not a '79 Fender product. Dot inlays are wrong, US Fenders don't have the black plastic truss rod sleeve... That is a very typical Asian neck.
    Tuners are wrong, neck plate is wrong, no ground wire soldered to the trem claw

    '79 Fender headstocks look like this:

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  10. 3bolt79

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    Definitely not a real 79 fender. Hope your friend didn't pay too much.
     
  11. CB91710

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    Sadly, 2nd similar situation this week.
    The other one was a "US Standard" bought by a new player from a pawn shop... at best it's a very low end Squier (Affinity or Bullet) with a fraudulent decal.
     
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    There were S9 serial Squiers, so it could be one of them with a Fender decal added. The body might be something else, as I've never seen one in that colour.
     
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