Fender Stratocaster - Confirmation of originality


Strat-Talk Member
Jul 14, 2020
Encino, CA
This is what Fender's serial number look up says it is:

ITEM SHOWN: American Standard Stratocaster® (1987-2000), Maple Fingerboard, Inca Silver
MODEL #: 0107402724
CASE/GIB BAG: Standard Molded Case


Strat-Talk Member
Nov 20, 2021
Peachtree City
Poor Jem777. That's kinda sad. Use it as a learning experience and demand quality from here on like a beautiful new strat. Squire, MIM, MIA, doesn't matter they are most all damn good after a setup.


Mar 18, 2014
I don't know... could be a Fender neck. Looks like it's been on a different body since the screw holes have been plugged and re-drilled (different location). Like someone else said, rare to find a walnut plug on a non-Fender neck. It's not painted on because you can see the finish cracking around the seam. And it looks like someone hit it with some canned/compressed air to get the finish to crack like that. It's a partscaster made of unknown parts. Might be a great guitar. If you like it, play it and enjoy it.


Senior Stratmaster
Apr 9, 2015
As has been hinted at already the body and bridge look like a Squier Standard strat in cherry burst.

And as has already been said it's all immaterial in comparison to how it plays and sounds.

Strat it up

Strat-Talk Member
May 10, 2018
One of the things you can do is to look for drill holes under the tuners (headstock back). S copies usually use cheap tuning keys. Also, the decal of the SN doesn’t seem right. This is a pic from an Am Strat to make a comparison. 60E1146D-9775-4274-B936-BAA08F677FB3.jpeg