Is this a genuine Fender Strat?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by JACK G, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

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    That’s a fake guitar. It’s always possible there are some good parts in there but it’s a classic mutt with famous manufacturer waterslide.
     
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  2. Blib

    Blib Squier Talker

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    Look at the headstock decal. If it was real, that wouldn't be a decal. Not a real Fender...
     
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  3. Imagine

    Imagine Squier Talker

    I'm not an expert on Fender guitars, but I've owned a '56 Tele and a '72 Strat and IMHO you have a fake that someone is trying to pass off as a real Fender, let it go and get a real one.
     
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  4. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Nut

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    Not saying I think it's legit but,
    If not a decal what would it be?
     
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  5. JACK G

    JACK G Squier-Meister

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    I passed on this one so thanks everyone for your input - I learnt a lot, well enough to be dangerous. I will do a lot of in depth research before looking at another.

    Jack
     
  6. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

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    my vintage Fender guitars have decals. Actually my old tele is now a “telecaste” :)
     
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  7. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

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    I know my strats but anything in question on a deal over $2k on a old Fender I’d probably want to have my tech verify all with a good look over. When it’s cheap of course I trust my knowledge and instincts...

    Dave Simpson just posted on YouTube about his fake Epiphone! Trickery is everywhere!

    he called it his “Epiphoney”
    :)
     
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  8. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Nut

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    Kinda my point
     
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  9. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    And on a vintage style guitar that would have had that logo on it, it would have been applied OVER the finish rather than under, so that part is actually correct.
     
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  10. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Doesn't look real to me. Especially that bogus Headstock Decal. Pop the neck off. Check the neck heel and neck pocket. There you will find most of your clues...
     
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  11. yoreel

    yoreel Squier Talker

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    Loads of stuff wrong there, good to pass on it, plastic parts all non consistent shades, decal looks pristine new & out of line, tuners tampered with, pickups tampered with, serial on neck plate just wrong for year & badly done. Lack of neck date & body stamps/stickers would seal the fakery.
     
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