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5Strats
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May 10th, 2012 02:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Made in . . . my house! (;oD

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Insert clever comment here
May 10th, 2012 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Obvious attempt at deception. Why is part of the sticker gone, but the finish underneath is perfect, and the sticker edges are rounded off. Avoid.

jhawkr
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May 10th, 2012 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That doesn't look right at all!

Alderandash
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May 10th, 2012 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

May be Made in Japan.
Their serials are like that - but I'm no expert.

Stratrocker
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USA

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May 10th, 2012 07:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The owner said it's a "Fender Standard Gold Edition CBS Strat".

Here's a pic that the guy sent me...

Strat and Pooch

Stratrocker
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good welder, crappy guitar player
May 10th, 2012 07:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's another pic....

Gold Strat

strayedstrater
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May 10th, 2012 08:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Is there an empty/bare hole at the head for the truss rod adjuster? (I think that's what I'm seeing.)

No US, MIM, or MIJ Fender Strat neck is like that. Some Squiers and low-end aftermarket necks have empty/bare holes. (On MIMs it's possible to pull out the plastic trim cylinder to leave a bare hole, and on US Bi-Flex necks it's possible to drill out the walnut cylinder -- that's sometimes necessary for truss rod repairs and you don't have to replace the walnut cylinder after the repair.)

The bridge is absolutely not the American Vintage Reissue bridge not the Mexican Classic/Deluxe bridge. It could be a MIM Standard with replacement saddles or maybe some MIJ bridge, but it looks Squier-ish to me.

I can't say one way or the other about the body. Maybe with pics of the back, the trem cavity, and the pickup/control cavities.

The pickguard and knobs look a little "Asian copy" to me but it's hard to tell from just those two pics.

As said previously, the decal is a bad copy.

Looking at your profile I wouldn't trade any of your listed guitars, basses, or amps unless he was going to throw in some cash along with the partsocaster/copy/whatever it is. Maybe a couple of your pedals would be a fair trade.

(If it has some expensive set of boutique pickups that might possibly increase its desireablity.)

reverendrob
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May 10th, 2012 08:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Run.

If the thing is this fake (and the description of a "Gold edition CBS Strat" sounds equally bogus) - run.

Best thing you get is a nice-playing partsocaster with dubious resale.

Unless you're trading a $20 toaster for it or something.

Stratrocker
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May 10th, 2012 08:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Looking at your profile I wouldn't trade any of your listed guitars, basses, or amps unless he was going to throw in some cash along with the partsocaster/copy/whatever it is. Maybe a couple of your pedals would be a fair trade."

Agreed. At the most I might trade him an Agile LP clone that I have.


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May 10th, 2012 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Make sure he throws in the dog. Then at least you'll have a good buddy!

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May 10th, 2012 11:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Two string trees?


Run!



RufusTeleStrat

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May 11th, 2012 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Squire... Looks like a Squire with a different water slide label.

Stratrock

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May 11th, 2012 11:22 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Whatever it is, it's gonna smell like dog.

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May 11th, 2012 05:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That reminds me. I need a new toaster!

Stratrocker
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May 12th, 2012 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

After further research, I'm pretty sure that this is a Squier Affinity. Although the owner claims it has a full-thickness body....but he also said it was a U.S.A. Strat.

Stratrocker
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May 13th, 2012 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Update....it actually does have a full thickness body. I measured it with my dial calipers.

Stratrocker
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good welder, crappy guitar player
May 13th, 2012 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Actually, it is a full-thickness body (I measured it with dial calipers), so maybe not an Affinity (supposedly some older Affinities were full-thickness). I don't think the neck is original, because the tuners are chrome, all the other hardware, including neck plate, trem, etc. are gold. Some kind of special edition gold-on-gold Strat? Japanese perhaps?

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May 13th, 2012 11:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There was a gold strat in the early 80s that is somewhat desirable, but if the neck is not original then the guitar is not what it claims to be. The gold ones, as far as I know, had small headstocks.

The underlying message here is that it is much safer not to buy a potential fake than it is to miss out on a questionable real-deal.

(This message was last edited by BrentD at 11:51 AM, May 13th, 2012)

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
May 13th, 2012 12:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo, Are we going to make another Toast-O-Caster?

Stratrocker
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good welder, crappy guitar player
May 13th, 2012 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, whatever it is, it's mine. It plays decent....has a good Strat sound. I traded an Agile LP clone (Al-2500 Chrome) for it. I bought the Agile for $120 with a hard case. It came with Seymour Duncan humbuckers....a "Dimebucker" bridge pickup and a Jazz neck pickup. Sold the hard case for $40.00....took out the Duncans for "inventory" (new cost around $170 for the pair) and traded the Agile, with Epi humbuckers, for the gold Strat. So....basically, I'm into it for very little. I'll probably change the neck....I've got a few extras laying around here. You can never have enough Strats....

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