#1
Hello. Im new to this forum so i dont really know where to write this so here i go. Im thinking of buying this used strat, but cant tell if its real fender or not, because i have no experience with strats. Maybe some of you wiser people could help me out. Ill put some pictures of it here. This could be "real strat identifying thread" as well.
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#2
no walnut stripe on the back of the neck = not fender.
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#3
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no walnut stripe on the back of the neck = not fender.
yeah, i think its harley benton, but what about that red one? The pictures are shitty, i dont know if anyone can tell from those, but worth a try.
#4
The red one has an eight screw single ply pick guard...not standard eleven screw three ply.
Also, the upper bout strap button is in the incorrect position.
Maybe it has been modified by previous owner?

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#5
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The red one has an eight screw single ply pick guard...not standard eleven screw three ply.
Also, the upper bout strap button is in the incorrect position.


good eye. too sketchy for me.
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#6
I noticed the pickguard screws also I know that Vintage Strats used to have 8 holes but absolutely nothing about that guitar screams vintage, as Cajundaddy said it could have been modified.
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#7
thanks for the answers, sounds a bit sketchy, the guy asks only 100 bucks for it, sounds a bit off if its real fender. how about the truss rod hole, shouldnt there be a walnut inlay or something?
#8
No walnut inlay at the truss rod either. That one is not likely a Fender neck ,but it could have a Fender body but you can't be sure with the pic quality. 
#9
white body could be MIM. there are Fender necks without a skunk stripe but not with 22 frets (slab board early 60s for instance) . neck though certainly not fender.  the orange one gotta say no neck certainly isn't and you can't see the trem spring cover holes (but if they all line up then not fender) 
#10
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If I zoom in I CAN just see that the middle two holes are not staggered, so... yeah, not a Fender body
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