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    1989 or 1992 SRV Signature Strat

    @GuitarHurricane as other guys said E9 serial number was used for many years with signature models. To me the neck seems pau ferro. There are many rumors about how many Brazilian rosewood fretboard SRV were made. But the truth is that nobody can't tell you how many they are. It's also...
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    Stratocaster identification

    I am agree. Moreover CS strats never had pickups with CS sticker. CS sticker if for CS replacement pickups.
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    Custom Shop Hand-Wound Red Hot Strat ?

    Hi Phil! Consider that the guitar shown on my site was the old models. This year the Custom Shop unveiled the new model, but I din't add it o my list, yet.
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    I am agree with @John C. It could be a custom order or one of the prototype or pre-production model.
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    What is this model? Squier 1983?

    Hi, I am the guy who write on Fuzzfaced. I mean that Olympic White finish was avalable only with rosewood fretboard. As @SpeedKing said, not every guitar made at the factory matched the catalogue specs.
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    Why does Fender hollow out the American Original 50's strat in ash?

    No, I don't know how they did it. However, I read that rumors about the whole Original Series was discontinued are true.
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    USA strat, still a icon?

    There are a lot of guitar brands which make different guitars. Maybe those guitar are better in a "luthieristic" point of view: better action, neck-though or set-neck, better bridge, nut, frets or inclination of the headstock. Great guitars. But I love the strat sound. Not the "perfect" guitar...
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    USA strat, still a icon?

    I think it is still an iconic guitar. I don' know if your doubts come from what we said a few days ago about finishes. For me those finishes don't affect the sound. Furthermore they were used since the new 1985 FMIC was born and also few years before. I also think that Fender improved factory...
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    1997 Strat specs?

    1997 was a transition year for the American Standard Series. Probably you can find the new Delta Tone System but still the swimmig pool.
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    Misleading fender finishes

    Yes, there’s s lot of different finish terms that Fender uses. The only one that has a sense is the "flash coat lacquer". When you read "thin nitrocellulose", maybe they mean a thin top nitro layer, but you can find something else under the top coat, Custom Shop model included. Maybe cheaper...
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    Misleading fender finishes

    When Fender wrote Nitrocellulose finish, it means that the clear coat (and maybe color coat) is nitro. Usually there is a poly undercoat. Only when Fender released Road Worn guitars (not Vintera Road Worn), they said 100 % nitro. It seemed so strange to me, so I wrote to Customer Service and...
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    Misleading fender finishes

    Hi @Baelzebub, thanks for contacting me. First of all I am sorry for my bad English, I hope I will not be misunderstood. @Intune I don't work for Fender and I don't sell any guitar, and I don't have any interest in writing something that I know it's not true. I only love guitars, and history of...
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    A Stratocaster is better than a Les Paul because?

    I am a big fan of Fender Stratocaster, but I love Les Paul, too. If I had to choose, I prefer clean and soft overdriven tones of the Stratocaster, or the right combination Strat/fuzz/amp. But Les Paul are great guitars and their tones are too different from that of Strat and I like to play both...
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    40th Anniversary Stratocaster Pickups?

    I don't know. Even if you bought it new, the music store could have changed them before you bought it... maybe with pickups from a vintage series, who knows? Or it is just for chance that your guitar had staggered poles (it would not be the first time that Fender made strange things) because...