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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Strat American Vintage


United States

Jun 5th, 2017 11:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I came across this guitar in a pawn shop. It is stamped with a American Vintage V serial number. I contacted fender but they only have records that go back to 93 for these. I am hoping one of you has eyes that can spot details to help me figure what model this used to be. I imagine the Humbucker was added after so the plate may be different from original. Any ideas ? Its 100 bucks so I may take the gamble.


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Jun 5th, 2017 11:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

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Jun 5th, 2017 11:33 PM   Edit   Profile  


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Pacific Northwest

Jun 6th, 2017 04:22 AM   Edit   Profile  

That's no American Fender. Fake.
Wrong body contours, wrong string trees, wrong truss rod adjust opening.


Texas Gulf Coast

Fender Aficionado BF Lifetime Member
Jun 8th, 2017 08:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's a fake.

Stay away from that guitar.

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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Jun 13th, 2017 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'd like to play that upright bass!

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