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Re: Fake identification

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That date mark just shows it had the factory recall done for faulty truss rod fluid replacement.
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jeremyb wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:44 am That date mark just shows it had the factory recall done for faulty truss rod fluid replacement.
Or maybe just celebrating the NZ commonwealth games?

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Re: Fake identification

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Do you have more photos of the body? Is it a swimming pool route with the weird bump near the neck pickup area?

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Have a look at this thread, there's photos of other guitars that look the same as yours. G serial on the neck, and the bodies have the same route and tooling marks.

https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/squi ... n-usa.430/

Doesn't look like there's a consensus of what they actually are, definitely a legit Fender but some confusion about where the bodies were made ( e.g. US body with MIJ neck?).

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Molly wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:06 am
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.
Yup, thanks, I found those pickups as original Fender Japan as well.

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GrantB wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:07 am 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.
Yup, thanks, I agree. These pickups are not bad at all, I just cannot play what they want.

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jeremyb wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:44 am That date mark just shows it had the factory recall done for faulty truss rod fluid replacement.
wow.. this could be an almost insider information..

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chrisz wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:26 pm
jeremyb wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:44 am That date mark just shows it had the factory recall done for faulty truss rod fluid replacement.
wow.. this could be an almost insider information..
You should definitely buy some stock in fender right now!
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Lyle wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:08 am Do you have more photos of the body? Is it a swimming pool route with the weird bump near the neck pickup area?
Probably yes, one of the photos is showing this. Its a wide route like swimming pool with bump near the neck to secure the pickguard a bit better.

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Lyle wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:20 am Have a look at this thread, there's photos of other guitars that look the same as yours. G serial on the neck, and the bodies have the same route and tooling marks.

https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/squi ... n-usa.430/

Doesn't look like there's a consensus of what they actually are, definitely a legit Fender but some confusion about where the bodies were made ( e.g. US body with MIJ neck?).
Yup, thanks, this was a great forum, even a bit confusing tells me that I have to keep what the guitar says. A Japanese neck (probably 1987-88) with a body (that several Fenders - Squiers used) from 1990 put together by Fender Japan (the guitar came to me from Japan).
Fender was/is a profit business anyway and they did what they had to do. They where not hand made put/much together piece by piece..
It makes difference from all the stat copies I've tried anyway and really sounds like a .. 1987-1990 Japanese strat and this is what counts..

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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?
I had a 1989 H-serial and the stamp on the neck said June 1990.. I asked and apparently it's very normal for fender Japan. it was 57 reissue and hated it so much had to get rid of it. Sold pretty fast though very popular guitars.

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Re: Fake identification

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diomaniac wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 10:21 am
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?
I had a 1989 H-serial and the stamp on the neck said June 1990.. I asked and apparently it's very normal for fender Japan. it was 57 reissue and hated it so much had to get rid of it. Sold pretty fast though very popular guitars.
Just in case you had not figured it out yet, that post you replied to above is from 3 years ago.

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Re: Fake identification

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 1:56 pm
diomaniac wrote: Fri Jan 12, 2024 10:21 am
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?
I had a 1989 H-serial and the stamp on the neck said June 1990.. I asked and apparently it's very normal for fender Japan. it was 57 reissue and hated it so much had to get rid of it. Sold pretty fast though very popular guitars.
Just in case you had not figured it out yet, that post you replied to above is from 3 years ago.
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Re: Fake identification

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Is there anyone on this forum, aside from BG, that actually needs fake ID?

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