Yngwie Malmsteen strat

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  1. 1313

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    I’m trying to sell my Strat with at the very least an Yngwie neck, it’s just not a good fit for me with the scallops, but recently I’ve become worried it might not be authentic and I want to make sure before I sell it to anyone so I don’t overcharge or mislead them. Can anyone determine for me? Thanks.
     

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  2. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    doesn't look too good from here
     
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  3. Hydr0

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    pick ups look wrong to start
     
  4. Martin Mim

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    Shape of headstock looks odd where tuners meet the nut. Let's wait for the experts' opinions.
     
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  5. J4ME5

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    I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news – but if I'm not mistaken, your suspicions appear to be well founded:

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  6. Dreamdancer

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    Those frets for example are def not dunlop 6000....
     
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  7. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hi, @1313

    Welcome! That may be fake YJM Strat. The serial is for American Special.
     
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  8. SpeedKing

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    I'm in agreement I'm afraid.

    Doesn't look like either a Fender neck or body to me. The headstock shape is wrong as is the decal and the body just doesn't have the right contours. The most obvious giveaway is at the neck pocket.
     
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  9. Chmason85

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    Hate to say it but it’s definitely fake
     
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  10. Chmason85

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    The neck really gave it away to me before anything else, so much wrong
     
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  11. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the forum anyhow.
     
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  12. 1313

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    So many responses that’s not something I would have expected! But thank you everyone who did respond it makes my life a lot easier.
     
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    @1313 ~ I have to agree it doesn't look good. I'm even bummed for you.

    But WELCOME to the forum! Sorry your first trip wasn't perfect, it gets better.:thumb:
     
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  14. Fenderbaum

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    Who makes these copies?
     
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    Are you planning on selling to buy another?

    We can help there if you post pics before you buy. As for selling yours... a 'YJM replica strat', 'non Fender' etc. for sale ad. would suffice but as to it's value I've no idea. Have you any background or history to it?
     
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    [​IMG]

    In all seriousness – it looks quite convincing... I would not have known had it not been asked. Indeed – as was pointed out, the neck pocket is perhaps (to my eyes) the strongest indication.

    It's peculiar though – as above I ran the serial number through Fender's website – and it's coming up as an American Special, could the neck be original – but the rest fake!?
     
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  17. SpeedKing

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    I don't think a signature series neck would have an American Special serial number. Nor an American Special a bullet truss.

    The headstock shape is wrong with the lower curve not pronounced enough while the curve from neck to the top is too long. The decal is not correct either in that the 'with synchronised tremolo' part is too big in comparison to the 'Stratocaster' part a little like it is on the Japanese ST68s. It should start just after the beginning of the 'E' of Fender and finish before the end of the first 'A' of Stratocaster with the pat nos underneath on the originals and Custom Shops.

    The 12th dot spacing looks wrong too for a CBS era headstock model but that could conceivably be the angle of the photo.
     
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  18. mad axe man

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    yep...thats a bad fake hope you didn't pay too much
     
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    Where/who did you get this from?
     
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    I’ll give ya $4000... 844A51C1-9553-49C2-B1B8-422C13392719.jpeg
     
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