This look legit ?

Hugh

Got Cluck ?
Jul 26, 2009
9,568
Louisville (KY)
I've never owned an mia strat. This one is right down the road from me.


Considering grabbing it if the seller will haggle a bit.

Tia
 

Guy Incognito

Senior Stratmaster
May 14, 2019
4,624
Here and now
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Chief101

Senior Stratmaster
Jan 14, 2012
1,188
Kentucky
Looks legit and nice. Decent price. Only obvious thing I see is what looks like some corrosion on the jack plate. Probably just needs a good cleaning.
 

Hugh

Got Cluck ?
Jul 26, 2009
9,568
Louisville (KY)
Thanks guys !

I assume the MIA Standards have a bit chunkier neck than the MIM Standards ?

Iirc the MIA has a wider nut.
 

Hugh

Got Cluck ?
Jul 26, 2009
9,568
Louisville (KY)
Fender site serial number lookup says it is exactly what it should be.

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No.Serial #Model #DescriptionDate
1Z81626630110400706AM STANDARD STRAT RW BLK10/2008
Good deal. I went there and saw the specs as well.


ITEM SHOWN: American Standard Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
MODEL #: 0110400706
CASE/GIB BAG: Molded SKB® Rectangular

Product Specs​

Body
Alder
Body Finish
Urethane
Body Shape
Stratocaster®
Bridge
2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
Bridge Pickup
Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Color
Black
Configuration
SSS
Controls
Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
Country Of Origin
US
Dimensions
6.00x17.50x43.00 IN
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Middle Pickup
Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Model Name
American Standard Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Black
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Pickup
Custom Shop Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Shape
Modern "C"
Number of Frets
22
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.685" (42.8 mm)
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
3-Ply Parchment
Pickup Configuration
SSS
Pickup Switching
5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Position Inlays
White Dot
Refinement Neck Material
Maple
Refinement Neck Shape
C Shape
Refinement Pickups
Custom Shop
Scale Length
25.5" (64.77 cm)
Series
American Standard
Special Electronics
No-Load Tone Control
String Nut
Synthetic Bone
Strings
Fender® USA Bullets® 3250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0733250403
Truss Rod Wrench
1/8" Hex (Allen)
Truss Rods
Bi-Flex™
Tuning Machines
Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
 
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DanielB

Strat-Talker
Sep 5, 2020
183
Detroit, MI
Fender site serial number lookup says it is exactly what it should be.

Search Results​

No.Serial #Model #DescriptionDate
1Z81626630110400706AM STANDARD STRAT RW BLK10/2008
Fender site serial number lookup says it is exactly what it should be.

Search Results​

No.Serial #Model #DescriptionDate
1Z81626630110400706AM STANDARD STRAT RW BLK10/2008
Thanks you saved me from having to refer him to the Fender site serial lookup, seems like I am referring someone to their site at least a couple times a week.
 

John C

Most Honored Senior Member
Silver Member
Jul 17, 2012
7,993
Kansas City
Looks good; as you say try to negotiate a bit.

Thanks guys !

I assume the MIA Standards have a bit chunkier neck than the MIM Standards ?

Iirc the MIA has a wider nut.

No; they are supposed to be the same neck shape - Fender's "Modern C" which is supposedly .820" at the first fret and .870" at the 12th fret. That being said in practice they vary so you may find that this particular American Standard is thicker than the MIMs you played, or it could be thinner. It's luck of the draw.
 

Hugh

Got Cluck ?
Jul 26, 2009
9,568
Louisville (KY)
One last question, does the stager on these fat 50's suit a wound 3rd set of strings ? I looked at Fender's description but it just notes "balanced".
 

John C

Most Honored Senior Member
Silver Member
Jul 17, 2012
7,993
Kansas City
One last question, does the stager on these fat 50's suit a wound 3rd set of strings ? I looked at Fender's description but it just notes "balanced".

Leave it to Fender to have the wrong spec sheet - a 2008 American Standard does not have Fat 50s pickups; it has "American Standard" alnico 5 pickups which have staggered-height polepieces. Fender didn't start using the Fat 50s on American Standards until 2012 (roughly March 2012).

Regardless of pickup type these shipped with typical .009 gauge strings; I wouldn't call them suited for a wound 3rd string.
 


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