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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / Any reason why the COA serial would not match neck plate serial?

NoMonks

USA

Stardom, one receipt at a time.
Jul 11th, 2012 11:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm trying out a nice used CS 60s Strat on spec. Sounds very nice. Plays really nice. Like the guitar.

However, I just noticed the serial number on the COA is not the same serial number on the neck plate. Grrr.

As I understand it, these are not randomized serial numbers on the plate. They should match, correct?

The seller said he didn't notice this discrepancy. And I believe him because he's trying to make it right.

But it irks me. My guess is the shop he bought it from mixed up cases upon sale and the correct COA is god knows where now.

The COA is for the proper model. It's even dated within a week of the date of manufacture of the guitar after taking a look under the hood. But different serials on COA and neck plate.

daho

Los Angeles, USA

Jul 12th, 2012 04:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They should match. Did the seller buy it from GC?

NoMonks

USA

Stardom, one receipt at a time.
Jul 12th, 2012 10:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No. But something like that is definitely GC's M.O.

He bought it from Wild West Guitars in Riverside, Ca. Good shop, as I understand it. Even they make mistakes, I guess.

Jim Bob

America

Jul 12th, 2012 02:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can think of some nefarious reasons, but from the way you describe it, my first thought is that the dealer (Wild West Guitars) simply was careless in which case and certificate they gave out with the guitar. As it stands, you have a guitar without a certificate (a wrong certificate is the same as no certificate).

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Jul 13th, 2012 02:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As I understand it, the original owner can get a new certificate from Fender, but it will have the date the new certificate is issued on it, not the date when the guitar was completed.

If it seems that Wild West Guitars made a mistake, maybe they can help put it right!

NoMonks

USA

Stardom, one receipt at a time.
Jul 13th, 2012 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wild West is trying to help. Thanks guys. I also posted an ad thread, just in case the owner of the guitar whose COA I have is an FDPer. He may very well have mine.

daho

Los Angeles, USA

Jul 14th, 2012 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender issued a replacement COA for my '62 that GC lost, and the cert was backdated to when the guitar was built.

NoMonks

USA

Stardom, one receipt at a time.
Jul 14th, 2012 12:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Interesting. Everything I've heard daho is that the new cert would have the date of its issue, not the date of guitar being built.

I'll have to talk to Wild West about that. Kinda a pain in the arse, getting this new cert is.

(This message was last edited by NoMonks at 12:00 PM, Jul 14th, 2012)

daho

Los Angeles, USA

Jul 15th, 2012 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes in my case that's what happened, I requested a replacement COA in 2010, and it was backdated to July 2009, which matched the date listed in the guitar specs that customer service had emailed to me prior.

It took longer than I remembered, about 2 months, with emails flying between my GC rep, myself and Joe DiMeglio from Fender. I had to take detailed photos of the guitar and email them to Fender, despite the fact that I bought it new from GC. Twice I was told the CS hadn't received my photos which I thought was odd, but eventually they were able to view them and approve my new cert.

(This message was last edited by daho at 11:26 AM, Jul 15th, 2012)

NoMonks

USA

Stardom, one receipt at a time.
Jul 15th, 2012 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok daho. I'll see if Wild West can press Fender for the date of manufacture of the guitar. I've already sent them those detailed pics.

Thanks.

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