Help identifying this Stratocaster body

Handsofwool

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Jun 24, 2022
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Sacramento, Ca
First off sorry for the bad photos, they’re screen shots of a guitar for sale. They said they don’t think it’s a real 1963 strat body, but they don’t know a lot about guitars. It looks to have all the hallmarks, but they’re pretty easily forged I’d say. Is there anything I can check out to be sure? It’s been poorly refinished and it’s hard to check for things like dowel marks.
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Handsofwool

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Jun 24, 2022
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Sacramento, Ca
Difficult to say from those photos but if you’re in any doubt as to its authenticity then you’re better off just walking away.
Yeah I mean it was super cheap so I bought it. I don’t think it’s real, but someone definitely went out of their way to fake it which is so sad if it’s not real.
 

CB91710

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Feb 24, 2019
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The worm route doesn't look right.
I don't know why you say that someone went out of their way to fake a '63 though.
Going out of their way to fake it would mean inspection stamps and markings in the neck pocket, tremolo cavity, and pickup cavities.
 

Ebidis

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The worm route doesn't look right.
I don't know why you say that someone went out of their way to fake a '63 though.
Going out of their way to fake it would mean inspection stamps and markings in the neck pocket, tremolo cavity, and pickup cavities.
Yeah, the worm rout was the first thing I looked for, and that one's not right.
 


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