Hey guys, so I was looking at guitars and I found a strat that has the serial number E8XXXXX. So if I'm reading this right, it was made in 1988 right? I thought that the E Series guitars only went up to 1987? Is it a fake?
can't say a whole lot about that specific guitar, but fender has been known to finish using up parts completely. if they had what they needed to make that guitar in '88 they might have gone ahead and produced them. not the best explanation, but very possible. sorry i can't help more than just guessing

if you post pictures there are some people here who could pick out a fake. it's not all that likely that an old squier would be faked, but if they were going to fake any kind of squier it would be one of the earlier models.
Warmoth Telecaster Deluxe. Warmoth Strat. Seagull Artist Portrait Acoustic.

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