"Stratocaster" made by Jackson

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by PatrickTeaneck, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. PatrickTeaneck

    PatrickTeaneck Squier Talker

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    I am trying to identify this guitar. The label on the back of the headstock says "Stratocaster- made in Indonesia", but the neck and body are obviously not a Squier. The fretboard looks like a Jackson, but the headstock does not. Probably a partscaster, I guess.
    I am only posting a Jackson in a Squier forum because you guys (and gals) always seem to know the answer to any Squier Q I have. If you can identify this or point me to a resource that could help me that would be great. Thanks!

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  2. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    That neck looks like any generic neck, and it's not from ANY stratocaster.

    Looks like the whole thing might be a knockoff/counterfeit/AliExpress Special

    The decal on the Body says "Jackson Made in USA" and that isn't true either

    And the fretboard looks like a monoprice or glarry mystery material
     
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  3. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    With a generic stratocaster sticker or waterslide.
     
  4. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    Yep, it's not a Jackson. They don't have that headstock shape, and their bodies don't have their logo on them. They also don't make any with an HSH pickup configuration, only HSS and HH. It's a cheap fake.
     
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  5. PatrickTeaneck

    PatrickTeaneck Squier Talker

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    I figured it was either (most likely) a fake or some special edition that I had never seen before. Thanks!
     
  6. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    It's not Kosher. A fake indeed.
     
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  7. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    The headstock is shaped like an ibanez, but is definitely not an ibanez. The logo isnt on the headstock, only the body... its definitely an aliexpress guitar. Sometimes they're worth doing the fretwork and pickup swap for a cheap player, but something about these pictures tell me this one is definitely not worth the hassle, even if it was too cheap to say no, I would still pass on it.
     
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  8. Shaytan

    Shaytan Squier-holic

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    Not even the "Jackson" logo is made by Jackson, this whole thing is fake. That body is positively NOT from Jackson, it's not their iconic Dinky shape.
     
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  9. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    Fender would never allow anything to say "Stratocaster" that so clearly and obviously was not a Stratocaster.
     
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  10. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I agree with everyone that something ain’t right. But it seems odd to me that the Stratocaster logo is on the back of the headstock. And it says “Made in Indonesia”. Why would either of those have been done on a fake? It kind of defeats the whole principle of a fake. I wonder if this was some kind of promo guitar that someone put a Jackson logo on the body after they received the guitar.
     
  11. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Still, it looks cool
     
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  12. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    maine
    Cheap Ibanez knockoff.
    Body, neck both resemble a real Ibanez, but not very well.
     
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  13. SuiCyco4Life

    SuiCyco4Life Squier-Meister

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    The headstock alone is enough to know its not a Jackson guitar. The pickup configuration is another thing. Jackson does not do that. I think that guitar is an old Ibanez Road Star copy. So many things are wrong about that guitar. Jackson does make a "Stratocaster" though. The Adrian Smith models.
     
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