What is this strat???

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  1. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    What is this??? Neck looks kinda legit from the front, but almost never see block inlays. I’m sure the pickguard/pickups are aftermarket, but it comes with a legit USA case. Anyone seen anything like this? I haven’t.

    I wanted to go look at it for more info, seller says he already has someone supposed to buy it today.

    Definitely looks interesting
     
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    Fender Mexico 'Deluxe Series' Big Block Stratocaster

    https://www.topguitars.info/fender-deluxe-big-block-stratocaster-guitar-review/

    I found it in 10 seconds by googling 'deluxe series strat block inlay'

    How much is it?

    Model Number 013-4200-(306)
    Series Deluxe Series
    Colors (306) Black,
    (Polyurethane Finish)
    Body Alder
    Neck Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish)
    Fingerboard Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
    No. of Frets 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
    Pickups 1 Enforcer Humbucking Pickup (Bridge),
    2 Enforcer Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Pickups (Mid/Neck)
    Controls Master Volume,
    Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
    Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
    Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade, Special Switching:
    Position 1. Full Bridge Humbucker (No Tone Control)
    Position 2. Front Coil of Bridge Pickup and Middle Pickup (Lead Tone Control)
    Position 3. Middle Pickup (Lead Tone Control)
    Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickups (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
    Position 5. Neck Pickup (Rhythm Tone Control)
    Bridge Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
    Machine Heads Fender/Ping Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Hardware Chrome
    Pickguard 1-Ply Chrome
    Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
    Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
    Unique Features Matching Painted Head Cap,
    Chrome Pickguard,
    Knurled Chrome Control Knobs,
    Chrome Switch Tip,
    White Pearloid Block Inlays on an Unbound Neck
    Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
    Accessories None
    This musical instruments offer includes Case Deluxe Gig Bag
    Introduced 7/2005
     
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  3. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hi, @nickmsmith -Buddy

    I think that may be an MIM FSR model called "Big Block Strat".
     
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  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    I wanted to go look at it
    200 bucks
     
  5. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    OFFER 300 go get it!!! It's worth like 400-500 or a bit more with that case!!!!

    of course he has other people looking at it, but you might snag it if you offer him 100 more and entice him....
     
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  6. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    Yep offered 250 and seeing what he says!
     
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    The-Kid Dr. Stratster Vendor Member

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    This looks pretty killer even at 300$ if anything but heres hoping for that lower price!

    Good luck OP!
     
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  8. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    Thanks!! I offered 300 to try to get him to bail on the original buyer. If he takes 200 from the other guy, I guess it’s the seller’s loss!
     
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    Yeah, but he’s doing the right thing?
     
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  10. nickmsmith

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    Figured it’s worth a shot. I’ll leave the moral dilemmas up to him/her
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yep, his choice I s’pose, all’s fair as they say.
     
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  12. bsman

    bsman Strat-O-Master

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    First person at the door with cash gets it. That's always been the rules in every private transaction. I can't count the number of times someone has said "hold that, I'll get it from you at x time" and then flakes. No dilemma at all.
     
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  13. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    THIS. I wouldn't wait for a reply. I'd just show up with the cash.
     
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    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    They sold it to the first person. Never got a chance to show up anywhere unfortunately. Told them I was off work and able to meet ASAP. Oh well, didn’t need the guitar, but it looked cool.

    i was already working on a black strat with matching headstock anyway.

    they lost an extra hundred bucks, I lost nothing. All good.
     
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  15. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Senior Stratmaster

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    Keep an eye out. If the guy who bought it knows what he got, he might just flip it.
     
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    ChubbyIrishman New Member!

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    There she be! Excellent condition and plays wonderfully. I simply got lucky for once I guess.
    2005 Big Block Strat.jpg
     
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    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    You were quick on the draw. Good find!
     
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  18. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    If you want to make an easy hundred bucks, I’ll buy it off of you! ;)