Unidentified Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by kcritchnau, Sep 15, 2021.

  1. chuckygm

    chuckygm Strat-Talk Member

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    Any pics of the back of the pick guard.

    honestly. 325? You’re fine even if they were dirty and underhanded. Once you get over the fact you were taken advantage of, you’ll be fine, that is.

    you can feel that way for a bit. It’s normal.
     
  2. Shoegoo

    Shoegoo Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    tooter007 Strat-Talk Member

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    jatremayne2 New Member!

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    Whitebeard Strat-Talk Member

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    If you can't get a refund. How does it sound? Play? Sounds good & plays good, intonates good and stays in tune then play/use it. If your a collector, chock it up to learning to be more thorough before you make a deal.
     
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    Tremdaddy Strat-Talk Member

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    Yikes!! Ya got taken, sorry.
     
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    Strato14 New Member!

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    Tuners look sooo much like my 95 MIM fender squires series strat which are original to the guitar.
     

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  8. drp146

    drp146 Strat-Talker

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    So, is it actually a Squier that has fake serial number and decals? I'm curious if that was all that was done on that guitar.
     
  9. ScottB2112

    ScottB2112 Strat-Talk Member

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    100% Chinese forgery. A bad one at that.
     
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  10. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    We can all agree it’s a fake since the 1st page. Let the guy swallow it and move on.
     
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    msbrech Strat-Talker

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    First thing I noticed was it had no skunk stripe on the back of the neck!
     
  12. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Neither do legit Fenders with rosewood fretboards made before the 1980s, and vintage spec Fenders with rosewood boards. There is no need for a skunk stripe when the neck is not a solid piece of wood requiring the truss rod to be installed from the back.

    However, this guitar is still totally fake.
     
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    Oldboy Senior Stratmaster

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    Yes. This guitar is exactly how it left the factory, a total fake made to deceive uneducated buyers.
     
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  14. Exhead

    Exhead Strat-Tinkerer Gold Supporting Member

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    It's amazing at first glance how much I miss then read the comments and go back and see the things people point out. Thanks for the education folks. Sorry for your bad deal.
     
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    Guy Named Sue Censored

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    I think that's good that they are done like that, I don't think animal products should be used when making instruments. Leave those poor skunks free to live their life I say.
     
  16. msbrech

    msbrech Strat-Talker

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    And this is why I love this site! I didn't know that. I knew early Fenders with rosewood fretboards didn't have the skunk stripe, but I didn't know that continued until the 80s.
     
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  17. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Not a decent price at all... A brand new Squier is around $200 and is actually what it claims to be.
    This is not.

    Mexican and some Asian necks have the plastic truss rod bushing.
    Those tuners and bridge saddles are standard generic Asian import items... I think the tuners are like $12 for a set.

    If you can get your money back, do so, because you got scammed.
     
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  18. Slartybartfast

    Slartybartfast Strat-Talker

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    No idea what it actually is but not an American guitar. I've never seen a MIM with those tuners. There were very short lived periods when Squires had those (late 80's) but even the cheapest ones got Gotohs or Gotoh style before and after that. Hard to say. Serious doubts about the decals (logo or serial number) being real.
     
  19. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Ya, those have never been used on US or MiM models.
     
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  20. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Glarry sells complete Strat-Like-Objects for $80
    There is plenty of overhead in cheap counterfeit items.

    Lower end models, including Epiphone, sell much easier, because the typical buyer of the lower end models is not as knowledgeable of the details of the "real thing", or not even aware of the HUGE counterfeit industry.

    People who buy counterfeit "Chibson" copies of the Les Paul know exactly what they are buying... they are buying a $300 Chinese copy because they want the name on the headstock and don't want to spend $2k+ for a legit Gibson.

    The problem is when they sell... or when they die, or their storage unit is seized.... THEY know what it is, and they may even sell it accordingly.... but there will be 100 people lined up to buy the $100 fake fully intending to flip it as the real deal.


    There are probably more fake Epiphone guitars on the market than there are fake high-end models, simple because they can and do sell quickly, and law enforcement is less likely to get involved (or put any resources into resolving) a crime that is a misdemeanor petty theft.
     
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