Trying to find some info on a Stratocaster I purchased off craigslist

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  1. rockon1

    rockon1 Strat-O-Master

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    Weird. The saddles look more like Squier style cast jobs. Im probably the oddball but I prefer them
     
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  2. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    That they do and yes you are an odd ball ;)
     
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  3. Sustin96

    Sustin96 Strat-Talk Member

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    I'll take pics of them when I get home.
     
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  4. Sustin96

    Sustin96 Strat-Talk Member

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    The body is slightly transparent, you could see the wood grain through the paint in person from the alder body.
     
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    Here's a close up of the saddles
     

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  6. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Do you have a picture showing the underside of the original loaded pickguard so we can see the pickups from the other side?
     
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    Sustin96 Strat-Talk Member

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    I'll make sure to post the underside of both pickguards when I get home.
     
  8. CB91710

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

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    Ya, definitely a Partscaster.
    The body and neck do appear to be genuine MiM, so that's good, but the saddles are Asian.
     
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    Here's the original pickups
     

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    There's writing under the trem, intials or something.
     

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    Another photo
     

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

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    At least one of those is not original.
    Two are cheap ceramic, not uncommon on MiM models, but not original to the Deluxe Player... and the neck is Alnico.
    The soldering is horrible... that is not factory work.
     
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    I like the fact I can run the screws deeper than stamped. I'll shim the neck until I have the adjustment screws below the surface of the saddles and they still have plenty of thread left. The fact they a cast doesnt bother me...
     
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    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    Just of interest why do you do that?
     
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    Dont like the feel of the screws sticking out.