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Update: all the money is back in my account. Receipt was a fake. Guitar is real, but not his. His name is allegedly Paul Brook, and he clearly isn't as smart and hard to track down as he thinks he is.
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robthemac wrote:Update: all the money is back in my account. Receipt was a fake. Guitar is real, but not his. His name is allegedly Paul Brook, and he clearly isn't as smart and hard to track down as he thinks he is.
That's awesome, I saw someone else was scammed by him on one of the Facebook groups, hopefully he gets the same result.

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robthemac wrote:Update: all the money is back in my account. Receipt was a fake. Guitar is real, but not his. His name is allegedly Paul Brook, and he clearly isn't as smart and hard to track down as he thinks he is.
Give us the lowdown on what happened :-)
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Ah great result!! Well done.

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AiRdAd wrote:
robthemac wrote:Update: all the money is back in my account. Receipt was a fake. Guitar is real, but not his. His name is allegedly Paul Brook, and he clearly isn't as smart and hard to track down as he thinks he is.
Give us the lowdown on what happened :-)
Will do, just gotta get through this damn exam...
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robthemac wrote:
AiRdAd wrote:
robthemac wrote:Update: all the money is back in my account. Receipt was a fake. Guitar is real, but not his. His name is allegedly Paul Brook, and he clearly isn't as smart and hard to track down as he thinks he is.
Give us the lowdown on what happened :-)
Will do, just gotta get through this damn exam...
Great to hear you got your money back, and good luck for your exam. NGD is inching ever closer for you :thumbup:

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robthemac wrote:Update: all the money is back in my account. Receipt was a fake. Guitar is real, but not his. His name is allegedly Paul Brook, and he clearly isn't as smart and hard to track down as he thinks he is.
Shit that you were put through this. Interested to know how you tracked him down?

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There’s so much fake gear floating around now that I’ve chosen to go back to reputable retailers
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Bollix wrote:There’s so much fake gear floating around now that I’ve chosen to go back to reputable retailers
Or use alibaba to buy directly from the factory :lol:

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Back in Vietnam there were Fender copies everywhere for about $130-300usd
Headstock logo and all

Wouldn't be hard to bring one over here to try to sell to suckers :shock:

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Hi all,
I have a Fender Japan strat and I have small doubts about how original it is. Has a G serial on the neck, I think plays and sounds like a .. 1987 Fender Japan but on the neck connection has too much writing and a stamp that appears like Jan 22 1990 even if the serial number indicates a 1987-88.
Any Fender experts could say an opinion?
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chrisz wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:59 pm Hi all,
I have a Fender Japan strat and I have small doubts about how original it is. Has a G serial on the neck, I think plays and sounds like a .. 1987 Fender Japan but on the neck connection has too much writing and a stamp that appears like Jan 22 1990 even if the serial number indicates a 1987-88.
Any Fender experts could say an opinion?
Looks fine to me. A forgery wouldn't have any such detail in the neck pocket. That'd be reserved for pre-CBS malarkey. Pickups look like a set I had once. I researched them and the Strat forum's consensus was that they were originally from a Japanese Strat.

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It’s original - those pickups look like the ceramic things the Japanese made fenders used for a while . I don’t like them personally and a nice set in there would make a lot of difference I would think.
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Id have to say you are correct in thinking its likely to be from 1990 as vs 1987

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