Help with Strat model/age/etc.

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  1. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    3 bolt necks started in 71.
     
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    Crotch Members Only Premium Member

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    Right. I have a 4 bolt 70. But with the bullet and 3 I could see mid to later 70s is what I am saying
     
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  3. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    1972 fender catalog,Only 1 string tree? my 77 had 2.

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    20170827_233138.jpg I also have 1 string tree
     
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  5. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Although mine was my first brand new guitar and that will always be a nice memory. The thing was a boat anchor(must of had a few pounds worth of thickly applied Poly on it:laugh2:) and to me the neck seemed on the narrow up by the nut.
     
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  6. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    As an exam
    That is without a doubt an early 70s neck!
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    I see what could be a screw hole for the second tree.
    So POST '72, pre '81. Could be anything in between.
     
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  8. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Neck date will tell the tale..pop it off!
     
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  9. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    What if it's a partscaster?
    :hmm:

    Then it's wood, body carving, markings, holes alignment...

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    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    As requested the back, etc.

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    Donal ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Premium Member

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    And a few more from the front:

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  12. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    I'd bet if there was a neck stamp its been painted over from the look of it.
     
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    Texsunburst59 Senior Member

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    I'm guessing it's a '76 or newer.

    My '75 Mocha Strat has the serial number on the neck plate.

    I think Fender started putting the serial numbers on the headstock in '76.
     
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    fett Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I have a cool "What is it?" guitar story. I bought a POS guitar at a flea market. It had no visible markings other than a weird serial number on the neck plate and was modded badly. I got it home and I took off the neck. I found 1-58 written in pencil on the heel. It turned out to be a 1958 Musicmaster. What was done in my effort to get it up and running is a long and sad story.
     
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