#1
i bought thise strat off my neighboor for 150 dollars, it belonged to her husband who died a while ago, and she wanted me to have it, so she sold me it for cheap..is it a good guitar
#4
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**** does it have 3 screws for the neck?

+1

Whats the serial?
#12
I beleive some early 70's have the 4 bolt joint. it may even be a late 60's. if it were a highway one i would think it would say so on the headstock.
#13
Harrumph. Well then it's a 70's fender. The model 70's.
and musicians friend doesn't have links anymore.

So go to musiciansfriend or GC or whatever, and type in 70's stratocaster, and you should see it
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#14
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I beleive some early 70's have the 4 bolt joint. it may even be a late 60's. if it were a highway one i would think it would say so on the headstock.



good point, but it says MIM, and all strats were american at the time.
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#16
Whoa, nice. Good deal.
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#17
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good point, but it says MIM, and all strats were american at the time.

Oh, I didn't notice that, he must have posted it while i was typing my response.

I've never heard of a MIM strat with a CBS headstock, maybe it was a limited run?

Edit: the serial should be on the back of the headstock.
#20
really, i've only been playing for about 5 months, so i don't know much about guitars
#21
Okay, no problem. If you don't mind can you take a picture of the back? If you don't that's fine, just curious.
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#22
it'll take a few days to get pics, i'd have to used my friends camera, so i'll take new ones when he comes back into town...looking at it from the side it loos like a C ,...is that what u meant
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#24
is there anyway of nowing if its a knock off fender, cause i was reading that people make replica necks and put them on squiers and sell them , is there any sure fire way to know?
#25
^ not without a serial number, you may be able to get some evidence from the neck pocket and the pickups if you're willing to take the guitar apart a bit.

Edit: and also the heel of the neck.
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#26
Seeing as who it came from I doubt it is. But EVEN IF it is a knock off. It's still cheap. My squier before i modded it was 250. Albeit it was a deluxe.

if you take the neck off, and look at the stamp between the 4 screw holes you'll be able to tell if it's a fender body.

It might be a replica neck....but still. Seeing as who it came from, I doubt it.

edit: guy above me is right. You really need a serial number.
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#28
It's identical to a 70's Mexican strat. same finish, bullet truss rod, 70's headstock, I'd assume it has a U neck, same bridge.
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#30
Come to think of it, If it is in fact a late 60's/70's fender, it should have the date stamped on the neck where it joins the body.

Something like this:


Edit: no, Mexican strats are great guitars, and a new one would run you at least $400
#32
it looks like its probably just a normal mim strat. maybe from now or form before, but without a serial number you really cant tell. arent highway one made in the USA?
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#33
^yeah, and I've never heard of MIM strats with the CBS headstocks. I don't think MIM started until the late 80's maybe. but don't quote me on that.
#34
Id say that its a great guitar if it plays well and you like it. And for $150 I'd say its worth it.
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#36
Mexican ones are great. I mean mine was Indonesian. Well the body still is. But it's a beautiful finish.

I think some Mexican guitars are better than americans.
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#37
thats a great deal
...yeah it just is dont worry it wasnt made by lil kids in antartica or anything
#38
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#39
any fender for 150$ is a good deal imo
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#40
its not my pic, i got it off google untill i can get some pics of my own...but i'm satisfied with my purchase