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Roger65

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Jul 27th, 2014 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am trying to figure out some details about my guitar. I bought it six or seven years ago with changed pickups.

The question I have is, the pickguard has a date stamp of

"15 AGO 1998"

which I believe is the Spanish abbreviation for 15 August 1998. So I have a MIM pickguard on my custom shop guitar, it must have been changed, right? Have COA for guitar

The guitar has "55 NOS" branded in the pickup cavity, looks like by a woodburner, and "relic" stamped on lower bout under pickguard. Also stamped custom shop logo there. Photos here:
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk419/ozweepay99/DSC00107.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk419/ozweepay99/DSC00109.jpg
http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/kk419/ozweepay99/DSC00108.jpg





(This message was last edited by Roger65 at 07:35 PM, Jul 27th, 2014)

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Aug 10th, 2014 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The body and pickups are Fender Custom Shop items. The soldering does not look like CS work. The pickguard is probably original because I've never seen an ink date stamp on a MIM Strat. Does the COA match the serial number on the neck plate?

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Aug 25th, 2014 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Huh. I guess Roger65 was squished by a MetroBus. That sucks.

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