Fender Stratocaster - Confirmation of originality

elbonobo

Strat-Talk Member
Jul 14, 2020
12
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
 

GregoryP

Strat-Talk Member
Nov 20, 2021
14
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.
 

stormin1155

Strat-O-Master
Mar 18, 2014
560
Iowa
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.
 

SpeedKing

Senior Stratmaster
Apr 9, 2015
2,269
UK
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
67
Greece
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
 


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