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Tony Salieri



Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2018 06:53 AM        

This topic has most likely been covered, at least in bits & pieces in various threads. I'm starting this thread because I see many numerous many Squier Strat models during my frequent check-the-local-pawnshops visits.<br /> <br /> I pulled the following info, which might be incorrect and/or incomplete, from a variety sources. Hopefully this info will be useful to the folks like me who pretty much need to see the Classic Vibe sticker.<br /> <br /> Headstock (small standard, not the large CBS shape), front:<br /> <br /> --Squier Stratocaster<br /> by Fender.<br /> [No model, such as Bullet, Affinity, etc. on the HS] <br /> --Squier is written in gold lettering (???).<br /> <br /> <br /> Headstock, back:<br /> <br /> Designed and backed by Fender<br /> Crafted in China<br /> CGSxxxxxxx [serial number example CGS1234567] <br /> [on another forum someone posted the letters could be CGR, G-L. Which puzzles me ???]<br /> <br /> Neck finish:<br /> <br /> The gloss is tinted (to give it a vintage look I'm guessing).<br /> <br /> <br /> Any confirmations, corrections, additional information, constructive criticism, etc. will be greatly appreciated. TIA!



reverendrob

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Jan 19th, 2018 07:12 AM        

Just look at Sweetwater etc.<br /> <br /> It'll be illustrative.<br /> <br /> The 60s models have no skunk stripe, whereas other Squiers generally do on RW boards.



Te 52



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Jan 19th, 2018 10:10 AM        

Complete specifications and pictures with hover/zoom at the link. There's a similar page for the CV '50s.



Tony Salieri



Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2018 10:50 AM        

The visuals are useful, thanks.<br /> <br /> I'm attempting to put the what-to-look-for in a convenient package, so to say. I've spent a fair amount of time studying the CV info & images on the Fender site, but I'm a reader so I tend to like things written and spelled out 1, 2, 3, etc. <br /> <br /> Written word + the visuals = helps me remember.



Te 52



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Jan 19th, 2018 02:14 PM        

"...I'm a reader so I tend to like things written and spelled out..."<br /> <br /> Then make sure to click on the 'specs' button at the link I gave.



reverendrob

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Jan 19th, 2018 04:03 PM        

Squier: no skunk stripe and RW neck: if it's a Jazzmaster, it's a Mascis. If not, a Classic Vibe.<br /> <br /> Past that, the back of the headstock is going to tell you more than anything.<br /> <br /> The gold logo is NO indicator - it's on the VMs and some things going back to the original MIJ guitars, and some MIMs, and some Koreans...etc..



Tony Salieri



Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2018 04:23 PM        

"...The gold logo is NO indicator - it's on the VMs and some things going back to the original MIJ guitars, and some MIMs, and some Koreans...etc..<br /> "<br /> <br /> That's what I read, so I used (???) re the gold lettering.<br /> <br /> Good info, all.



Tony Salieri



Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 23rd, 2018 04:59 AM        

"...I've spent a fair amount of time studying the CV info..."<br /> <br /> <br /> "Then make sure to click on the 'specs' button at the link I gave."<br /> <br />



champster

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Oceanside, CA

Jan 31st, 2018 11:45 AM        

Crafted in China is what to look for.



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