What is this mysterious stratocaster???

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  1. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    I was hoping to see a builders name or date stamp to help verify the neck.

    The frets on your neck look alot larger than that time period also.
     
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    Ok just got those numbers on the side of the volume pot right?.....here they are

    013446 250K Z 19-8210
     
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    Yeah I'm wondering if the neck is just something added later for some reason? The previous owner possibly?
     
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    I just got the pot numbers and posted them on another comment but I'll put them here too just in case...
    013446 250K Z 19-8210
     
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    Based on pot codes, thank you @Mr Dunlop looks like it was assembled in the spring of 1982
     
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    My old 82 had the z 19 code

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  7. Mr Dunlop

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    The bridge pickup looks like the X-1 which was used on The Strat, Lead, and Dan Smith Strats

    Pot codes are 82. The body and electronics are legit

    I has hoping the neck had a date or builder name.

    Post some close ups of the headstock (decal and serial)
     
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    I added a response about the pot codes but for some reason it's not showing up..but yes here they are...

    013446 250K Z 19-8210
     
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    Will do! Hold on one sec
     
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    Oh wait, sorry yes they did...strike that
     
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    IMG_4571.JPG IMG_4570.JPG IMG_4569.JPG It does almost look like a sticker and then a finish over that but I don't know if thats how they were/are made? @Mr Dunlop
     
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    There is a "fishiness" about this one that I can't quite put my finger on...
     
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    Is that an extra/abandoned screw hole between the string trees?
     
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    Looks like an extra screw in between the string trees.
    Also looks like the headstock has a truss rod plug to access a truss rod nut.
    That is really odd because the neck heel has a truss rod nut also.
     
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    E-Neck.JPG

    This is from my original first-edition American Standard Strat that I bought back in '85 or '86. The "MADE IN U.S.A." looks similar, but not the same. Maybe it's the walnut color, or something else.

    If this thing is genuine, it's indeed a weird bird. Prototype, one off, or what, I don't know. If it's a prototype, why go to the trouble of giving it a serial number?
     
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    Didn't we have a similar guitar come up maybe 2-3 years ago?
     
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    013446 is a Fender part# for 250K audio pots with split shaft, still in use.
    Obviously a 1982 date code.
    I couldn't find any reference for an EIA mfg code of "19" or "Z 19".
    These appear to be some of the last US made pots.
     
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    Would anyone have any idea as to what it might roughly be worth in either of the scenarios? As a....

    1. Weird one-off prototype?
    2. "The STRAT" with a weird neck replacement?
     
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    What do you think this might be an indication of? Or where might you see this elsewhere and for what reason? @Mr Dunlop
     
  20. Mr Dunlop

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    Is that what I am seeing 2 truss rod nuts? You can put an allen wrench in the headstock area also?
    Normally fender truss rods are anchored at one end and only have one nut. I havent seen a fender with a 2 way adjustable rod.
     
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