FDP Forum / Check out this 56? NOS/ 6 messages in thread.

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Dec 22nd, 2016 12:53 PM        

Looking to buy my first CS Strat, which is listed as a 1956 NOS. Does the headstock look off? The decal seems closer to the edge than any others I have seen. Also, is the round string tree correct? The serial is R59XX and I have already emailed Fender for the specifics. Guitar is supposed to include the paperwork, case and COA. This is the best picture I have right now:



Dec 22nd, 2016 12:55 PM        

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Dec 22nd, 2016 02:15 PM        

The round string tree is OK for '56, but it's hard for me to believe the Fender Custom Shop would let a guitar out the door with the decal off by that much.


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USA/Taos, NM

Dec 22nd, 2016 09:34 PM        

Wow. That does look odd.


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Seattle, Wa

Not quite my tempo
Dec 24th, 2016 12:22 PM        

I'd be a little leery of that one too. I'd need to see it in person and if really interested but still in doubt have the seller pop the neck off to look at the markings.


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San Francisco, CA

Jan 4th, 2017 12:11 PM        

I'd pass on that one.<br /> <br /> 6

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