FDP Home Page / FDP Forum / FAQ's

The FDP is made possible by the following companies and individual members like you.
Please use the links below to show them we value their sponsorship.

MOD KITS DIY

Yellowjackets Tube Converters

Amazon

Antique Electronics Supply

Jensen Loudspeakers

Musician's Friend

Sweetwater

Guitar Center

WD Music

Apex Tube Matching

Amplified Parts


* God bless America and our men and women in uniform *

* Illegitimi non carborundum! *

If you benefit and learn from the FDP and enjoy our site, please help support us and become a Contributing Member or make a Donation today! The FDP counts on YOU to help keep the site going with an annual contribution. It's quick and easy with PayPal. Please do it TODAY!

Chris Greene, Host & Founder

LOST YOUR PASSWORD?

......................................................................

   
FDP Jam
Calendar
Find musicians
in your area!
  Search the Forums  

FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Is my American Strat a fake? Please help me!

tommersjay

usa

I like guitars
Jun 4th, 2015 08:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Long story short, bought a used Strat and I thought I knew what I was doing, but being a Gibson guy I may have missed something. Someone pointed out to me that the gloss finish on the fretboard covers the sides of the frets (not on top where the strings touch). They said they never saw that before and it was odd. Now that has me worried something is wrong. copy and paste the links below to see different pics of my guitar and let me know if you think it is real or not. I can take more if you need to see something else on it. It is supposed to be a 2011 american standard strat.

http://postimg.org/image/4rprlupd9/
http://postimg.org/image/681a3zsa5/
http://postimg.org/image/v6elebilp/
http://postimg.org/image/ojwiyvqb1/
http://postimg.org/image/h5776i4fh/
http://postimg.org/image/6ftie8sml/
http://postimg.org/image/yoqlapjhp/
http://postimg.org/image/coa8u30tp/
http://postimg.org/image/5p0s8gq99/
http://postimg.org/image/qgonpprl9/

(This message was last edited by tommersjay at 10:12 PM, Jun 4th, 2015)

Peegoo
Contributing Member
**********
**********
****

Earth died screaming

as I lay dreaming
Jun 4th, 2015 08:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Perfectly normal. The person that advised you may have seen only a lacquered fretboard that had a refret (hence no clearcoat on the fretwire).

From the factory, the clearcoat does pile up on the sides of the frets where they contact the fretboard.

You're okay with that Strat.

tommersjay

usa

I like guitars
Jun 4th, 2015 08:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate it.

BrentD
Contributing Member
******

United States

Jun 9th, 2015 07:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo +1, but I'll add that I've been told that Fender sprays maple fretboards after they're fretted but before the frets are leveled and dressed. Because of that you'll see lacquer on the frets.

jay1vinton

Hawaii, USA

Perfect is the enemy of good enough
Sep 29th, 2017 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I can confirm the practice by Fender, at least in the 90's of spraying the entire fretboard and neck in one shot AFTER the frets are installed.

The result was a cost cutting dream for Fender, and a playing nightmare for those that eventually wore off the spray on the frets, and exposed the board to moisture.. causing rapid popping off of the poly or lacquer.

Mine eventually lost all of the poly on the fretboard and needed a refret anyway, so it was done the right way at refinish and refret.

FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Is my American Strat a fake? Please help me!




Reply to this Topic
Display my email address             Lost your password?
Your Message:
Link Address (URL):
Link Title:




Moderators: Chris Greene  Iron Man  reverendrob  

FDP, LLC Privacy Policy: Your real name, username, and email
are held in confidence and not disclosed to any third parties, sold, or
used for anything other than FDP Forum registration unless you specifically authorize disclosure.

Furtkamp.com 
Internet Application Development

Copyright © 1999-2017 Fender Discussion Page, LLC   All Rights Reserved