USA Custom Shop Strat

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  1. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    That is correct for a shop built CS guitar....there would be a builders sig on the headstock if it was completed by only one builder.....but you gotta admit...it is cool having the 3 signatures on the base of the neck....

    Congrats on the guitar....it is a very cool looking guitar....
     
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  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    Does it have a V neck like a Clapton? Vintage sized frets?

    Probably just a CS with lace pickups and the TBX mid boost thingamajig.

    Probably a custom order.

    Looks legit.
     
  3. franblanc

    franblanc Strat-Talk Member

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    That's a fancy strat. Mucho Bonita as they say in County Kerry. The Mid Tone Boost Kit on the printed circuit board is an early version. The later ones have yellow polyester capacitors.
     
  4. bf1024

    bf1024 Strat-Talk Member

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    Call the Fender Custom Shop here:
    Phone number: 1.800.856.9801 fendercustomshop.com
    I thought I found a great deal on a custom shop Stratocaster earlier this year. I put a small downpayment on it, took pictures, contacted Custom Shop. They got right back to me and asked me to send pics. I did, and they immediately confirmed it "was not one of theirs". They have the info and serial #'s of every guitar that ever came out of the Custom Shop and can tell you all about your axe. By the way, I was refunded my deposit, so custom shop saved me from making a thousand dollar mistake.
     
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  5. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Thats fender customer service
    Records only go back to 1993, so will be little help in this situation
    Glad they saved you from buying a fake
     
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  6. Sapster

    Sapster Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes I spoke with Fender and unfortunately records are not available for pre 1993 instruments.
    Fender stated I could arrange with them to have the guitar taken to an 'approved' custom shop dealer who can authenticate and then request Fender Custom Shop to possibly issue a new COA.
    However, I took the guitar today to Guitar Village in Farnham Uk who confirmed it's for real and an exceptional strat.
     
  7. Sapster

    Sapster Strat-Talk Member

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    The guitar has a V neck and is apparently a 56/57 strat.
     
  8. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    If I had the dough, I'd pay your price. Bit outta my league though...nice score!
     
  9. Sapster

    Sapster Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks Baelzebub.