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Fender Precision Bass 5 String

I have a Fender precision bass that says Celebrating 50 years of excellence 1946-1996. The serial# is N567940. I would like to know how much it is worth?

Squier stratocaster with label 1946-1996 50 years of excellence

Hi, I`d like to know about this guitar.. serial : YN689265 Made in China.. White.. do you know the year and the price for it these days? thank you very much.

fender stratocaster 1996 with label 1946-1996 50 years of excell

fender stratocaster 1996 with label 1946-1996 50 years of excell

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Late 90's Japanese lefty Stratocaster Squire

I have a beautiful blonde finish lefty Stratocaster Squire with s/n V029188 and reads made in Japan, which based on the s/n tables tracks to late '90s. This guitar has almost never been played (I'm not a lefty) an in immaculate condition with original hardshell Fender case, also in like new condition. What is the approximate resell value on this?

thanks!
Henry

Re: Late 90's Japanese lefty Stratocaster (correction)

Just need to correct that this is NOT a Squire. The only wording on the headstock reads "Fender". To be more specific, the finish is a blonde, natural woodgrain finish.

: I have a beautiful blonde finish lefty Stratocaster Squire with s/n V029188 and reads made in Japan, which based on the s/n tables tracks to late '90s. This guitar has almost never been played (I'm not a lefty) an in immaculate condition with original hardshell Fender case, also in like new condition. What is the approximate resell value on this?

: thanks!
: Henry

made in japan strat

recently purchased a made in japan strat serial number Q0 5361. I think it is a 70's re-issue made in the 80's, but the bottom pickup is different than the others- 2 horizontal bars rather than 5 dots, and it is marked seymour duncan. Also, the nut is metal with adjustment screws. Body is natural wood, maple neck. Anybody have any clues?

Re: made in japan strat

: recently purchased a made in japan strat serial number Q0 5361. I think it is a 70's re-issue made in the 80's, but the bottom pickup is different than the others- 2 horizontal bars rather than 5 dots, and it is marked seymour duncan. Also, the nut is metal with adjustment screws. Body is natural wood, maple neck. Anybody have any clues?

Hi, on the Fender site is a reference page. Q plus 5 digits is 1997-200 -- crafted in Japan on the neck..........

check the site.............http://www.fender.com/support/usa_instruments.php

pick your axe from the links on the left..........good luck

Re: made in japan strat

they made tons of different versions of strats in the 1980's...coming mostly from japan. actually, when fender was bought out in the early 80's, the new american owners looked to japan to start production again because-japan was killing the market with low priced well -(better than the american product!) fender copies (tokai, ibanez...) in fact, fender actually subcontracted these guys to do their japanese production!

most jap fender solidbodies from that time have basswood bodies as opposed to ash, alder or poplar. many had locking nts and floyd rose type tremelos as they were in vogue then. (think van halen, etc.)

i have one from the late 80's. it's made nicely. as for value, not much for resale but they are fine players.

sounds like you may have a gibson style pu at the bridge. may have been stock, or someone stuck in a seymore duncun aftermarket. they are good p.u.s if you like that sound.

1962 Re-Issue Strat (American) Value?

What's going on, hoping for some feedback on the value of my '62 re-issue, American strat. SN: V102911. Sunburst, in EXCELLENT condition, w/ awesome tweed case, also in excellent condition. Possibly two nicks on the guitar anywhere, barely noticeable. Plays like a dream. Purchased for $699, don't remember how many years ago, but quite some time ago. Thanks for any help or referring links.

Re: 1962 Re-Issue Strat (American) Value?

Hey, you would get minimum 1000 if it

s American Vintage 62 Reissue.......nice axe

strat value

serial number E743022, what is its value in good to excellent condition

Re: strat value

: serial number cn200970, what is its value in good to excellent condition

1999 american deluxe fat strat

anyone have an idea what a 1999 American Deluxe Fat strat 3 color sunburst 2single coil noisless 1 DH-1 humbucker rosewood fretboard abalone inlays in mint shape worth?

what year is my strat?

N7229382

Re: what year is my strat?

N018763

Re: what year is my strat?

:mz4041026

Re: what year is my strat?

: N7229382
1993-1994 its a japanese strat

Korean Squier Strat Serial # E1022896

my uncle gave me this guitar and i was just wondering what year it is.

Re: Korean Squier Strat Serial # E1022896

: my uncle gave me this guitar and i was just wondering what year it is.

Probably anywhere from '86 to '88. One of the best Squiers made in my opinion.

Re: Korean Squier Strat Serial # E1022896

: : my uncle gave me this guitar and i was just wondering what year it is.

: Probably anywhere from '86 to '88. One of the best Squiers made in my opinion.

: Couldn't agree more, i've just bought an 'E' series with the Fender stamped,US fender spaced saddles (56mm),Gotoh tuners,1 piece Maple neck,solid Alder/Ash body.Plays really well, PUPs are a bit naff but these guitars are good enough to put some pretty esoteric pickups in, i might just put a set of US standard ones in for now. Great guitars absolute hidden gem.

Re: Korean Squier Strat Serial # E1022896

: : : my uncle gave me this guitar and i was just wondering what year it is.

: : Probably anywhere from '86 to '88. One of the best Squiers made in my opinion.

: : Couldn't agree more, i've just bought an 'E' series with the Fender stamped,US fender spaced saddles (56mm),Gotoh tuners,1 piece Maple neck,solid Alder/Ash body.Plays really well, PUPs are a bit naff but these guitars are good enough to put some pretty esoteric pickups in, i might just put a set of US standard ones in for now. Great guitars absolute hidden gem.

Hi good people.
I have a E 1003253 and it is great . All guitar docs and players have liked it.
My cousin trades his 64 vintage with me for gigs he likes my squier better....Damn!!

Anyway Fender have a hard time identifying this guitar upon request.

Jon

Japan Squier Series Strat?

Japan Squier Series Strat?

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50th anniverery edition strat/seafoam blue

How much is my guitar worth?I'm just curious, and if anyone would like to buy it let me know.

Japan Strat ST62-500

Can anyone throw any light on this instrument, please? The serial No is E978910. My web searching so far has not come up with anything with this particular model.
Thanks, David

st62 500's

David,
I would say your strat is a 1989. The 9 following the E signifies this. I have an E series, E8------- which is a 1988. I also have a ST 62 500 which is an H serial no.
Google "japan serial nos"

Re: Japan Strat ST62-500

: Can anyone throw any light on this instrument, please - Japan Strat ST62-500? The serial No is E978910. My web searching so far has not come up with anything with this particular model.
: Thanks, David

fender strat value

I have a Fender Stratocaster serial # MZ0233872. Could you give me a value?

Fender Cyclone- sunburst

I have a sunburst Mexican made Fender Cyclone. I can't find out anything about it at all. also i have a Squire from the 1980's, it is neck through construction, floyd rose locking trem, two humbuckers and a single and says made in korea by Fender on the headstock. someone around town said it was fake. any info?

Korean made Squier Stratocaster E9 serial number.

Korean made Squier Stratocaster E9 serial number.

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Squire strat 1987 E series with fender Kahler whammy

Squire strat 1987 E series with fender Kahler whammy

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84-87 japanese stratocaster E serial number

anyone know where i could find the value of this guitar? thanks...

Re: 84-87 japanese stratocaster E serial number

: anyone know where i could find the value of this guitar? thanks...
E733817

Re: 84-87 japanese stratocaster E serial number

: : anyone know where i could find the value of this guitar? thanks...
: E733817

The 'E' section of the serial means 198X's and the 7 immidiately after means 1987. Therefore you have an 1987 model. If the logo is silver it's a silver series. Typically sought after due to a '60's feel neck fine alder bodies and gotoh machine heads. Rest of the stuff on them is fairly average but with a heavy gotoh block, fender pup's and perhaps dimarzio hardware (with correct setup/fret dress) these strat can play and sound as good as any american Fender or even the reissues.

Strat value

I have a white (now kinda yellow) strat all original equipment on it. In very good condition. Serial # S783236. What is the approximate value?

neck plate from strat

after looking at all the junk guitar parts these criminals on ebay are trying to sell for outrageous money. i picked out an old strat neckplate ive had for years it reads L74347 is it really worth anything? if so make me an offer.

fender strat value.

Does anyone know the approx value of a fender strat serial no S992906 in original hardcase please? thanks

fender strat value.

Does anyone know the approx value of a fender strat serial no S992906 in original hardcase please? thanks

dating korean strat.

Bought my 1962 copy fiesta red strat 2nd hand in 1984 it has genuine fender machine heads plus a plastic? gasket that fits under the neck security plate! serial No. is E1006105,also it has the xmas tree string guides.what year is it please? also any other info would be welcome.thanks.

strat value

I have a fender Stratocaster circa 1956 serial # 11756.
Can anybody tell me its value?

Thanks,

Phil.

Whats the approx value of this?

There a really nice mint condition Squire strat in the shop here, I believe it is Japanese made (In the 80's/90's) its cream in color with a white pickguard (I know squire no longer makes strats available in this color, only the American Fender's come in this color now), it plays very well, and is in excellent condition (no real scratches or dings), they have a $175 price tag on it, is it worth it?

tracing a strat by serial number

hi,

is it possible to trace a strat by its serial number ? I know you can find the built-year; but can we find details about what actual version of strat it is; like...is it a "standard" or "american standard" or "highway" or ...... and if so, how can one do that ?

thx for charing your veiew

Fender Strat HSS - Made in Japan

Fender Strat HSS -  Made in Japan

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Ulrich Roth

Anone have info and/or photos of Scorpions' Ulrich Roth's Strat from the '70's? It's nearly impossible to find more info and pictures of Uli from the '70's, especially in regard to his equipment.

korean/jap strat squier question

I have a made in korea squier strat with an E serial number. Does that date it to the mid 80's, when the Japanese factory was doing an E series?

what year is my strat?

serial#E454183 USA seafoam green. just purchased, I was told it was a early 80's? can you tell me? also ballpark value.

Re: what year is my strat?

: serial#E454183 USA seafoam green. just purchased, I was told it was a early 80's? can you tell me? also ballpark value.

Its either an 84 or an 85, as the SN begins with E4. Here is the link for the site with the serial number dating guide

http://www.fender.com/support/dating/fender_us_dating.php

Re: what year is my strat?

It is a Jap Strat made between 1984-1987

Re: what year is my strat?

Serial Number MN663993

Value of S782358

Interested in the value of a beautiful S782358. Guitar and case in great condition. Pickups are Dimarzio - don't know if that is factory or if they have been changed, also how would that affect value. Thanks for any help!

Re: Value of S782358

Your guitar is Japanese manufactured, it was made in 1994-1995. The value of Japanese made Fender's is approximately two thirds less than American. New, that guitar did not come stock with Dimarzio pickups. The Dimarzio's are worth more than the guitar itself. You could sell that guitar for approximately $200.00 - $250.00 and that is a great deal.

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