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    Default Help please. Real stratocaster or fake?

    I've bought Fender Stratocaster (made in mexico), but i don't really sure about it's original status. Help please
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    http://www.fender.com/support/articl...product-dating

    Here's a link. I don't think anyone's faking a Mex instrument. Looks like a nice axe. Hope you enjoy it. And Welcome to FT!
    PS it that's not enuf info, call fender tech. Someone there will help you.
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    I'm not as "up" on the Mexican models but if it is the Mexican Standard, the serial font, tuners, bridge, wiring, switch, etc., doesn't look right to me. The Mexican bridge simulates the vintage 6 saddle. This bridge looks like the Korean/after-market stuff. The Mexican standard doesn't have screw outside the tuners. However, the price may be right for you and it may fit your needs.
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    The pickups are backwards....i wonder if someone wired in a left handed set or just put a regular set in backwards...
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    I think it is someone's 'project'. I looked at various years' Mexi Standards and none look this that I could find. This is the same font on the headstock that a guy posted on here with a fake 2003 American Standard a few weeks ago. It must be a conspiracy that runs deep.
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    Why would anyone waste their time trying to counterfeit a Mexican Strat? But a lot of stuff looks wrong on there, the pickups, the pots are too small, the wiring ain't right, the decals look bad...
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    it' really sad, but i understand now that my feelings were right, it's fake. Thanks everyone for help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    Why would anyone waste their time trying to counterfeit a Mexican Strat? But a lot of stuff looks wrong on there, the pickups, the pots are too small, the wiring ain't right, the decals look bad...


    I've always been told my pots were too small but I have never let it hold me back!
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    Good. I prefer 'CustomWes' rather than "Pots2smallWes".
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    Quote Originally Posted by badxmpl View Post
    Good. I prefer 'CustomWes' rather than "Pots2smallWes".
    Pots2smallWes is my native American name.
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