Fender Stratocaster '54 AVRI Limited Edition 60th Anniversary

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  1. Tom99SS

    Tom99SS Senior Member

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    Question
    Why does the neck plate have one serial number and the certificate have a different serial number? They should match I would think.
     
  2. ErictheRed

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    You know what? I'm embarrassed to say that I never even noticed that! I emailed Fender and they verified that the serial number on the neckplate is a 60th Anniversary Limited Edition AVRI Strat; I never had a doubt since all of the features are correct. Either the factory put the wrong certificate in the case, or the store swapped them.

    I'm waiting to hear back from Fender regarding whether they can replace the certificate with one with the correct serial number, will update...
     
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    You didn't buy at Guitar Denter, did you? They're notorious for removing/losing/swapping paperwork on guitars!
     
  4. ErictheRed

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    No, I would never buy from them. Local shop in the San Jose area, but since it was three years ago now I doubt that they can do anything for me. They might have had 2 or more of these same guitars in stock at one point, and one of the guitars on display was put into the other one's case when it was sold--that seems pretty plausible, actually.
     
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  5. ErictheRed

    ErictheRed Senior Member

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    Very cool, I just chatted with Fender Customer Service and they said that they're sending a new certificate in the mail:

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    Obviously if anyone purchases this guitar before I receive the new certificate, I'll forward the certificate with the correct serial number onward.
     
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    Fender has killer customer service. Try that with Gibson and see what happens. GLWTS.
     
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    No kidding! They did require that I send a bunch of pictures of the guitar, but luckily I've already taken a bunch of pics, so that was easy. I've always had wonderful experiences with Fender customer service.
     
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    I just received an email from Fender saying that they put the CoA with the correct serial number in the mail, I'm glad that we got that all sorted out!
     
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    Bump, will post the new CoA when it arrives.
     
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    Sorry for the poor lighting as it's after dark, but I received the correct certificate of authenticity from Fender! I think that it's too late to update the photo in the original post, so here:

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    Bump, now with added authenticity!
     
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    Let's give it up for Fender customer service :applause::cheers:.
     
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    Had one of these. The Cadillac of Strats. A wonderful piece.
     
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    Thanks! These are truly amazing guitars, the only way to get better, imo, is vintage or Custom Shop, though personally, the few Fender Custom Shop guitars I've played were not better than this.

    Anyhow I've been playing it a little lately and am not entirely against keeping it. However, I'm moving into a bigger house in eleven days and have a lot of expenses coming up since we'll need some new furniture, etc., so if someone snatches it up before I move, I'm offering one final price drop here:

    $1,600 PayPal'd and shipped CONUS!

    If I don't sell it before moving I'll likely keep it, or won't list it again for a while, as I'll be pretty busy. Come and get it! That's $900 off new + free shipping + I'm covering your Paypal fees.

    Besides the finish ding pictured, there is almost no wear, as I've hardly played it since buying it. Honestly, I've played it the last couple of weeks about as much as I had in the previous 2 years! Frets are at 99%+ life and the back of the neck still feels new. You will have the chance to make the guitar fit your hands and playing, since nothing is worn in yet.
     
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    ^^^^
     
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