Re: Fender Strat HSS - Made in Japan
: I just bought a Fender Strat ( 2 single coil & 1 humbucker) , Made in Japan , sunburst,maple fretboard with serial number TZ 1860985. Does anybody out there has a similar T Z alphabets serial and also let me know what year of made and more information about this guitar will be great.
Hey Gilbert....i recently bought a Fender strat, sunburst, Made in Mexico with the serial number TZ 1860981 from a local guitar shop in Lahore Pakistan. What'da F*** is going on here???? It came with original packing and stuff and the make and finish seems very respectable to qualify for an original strat even to an experienced eye. Normally i can tell the fake ones just by the quality of logo and "made in..." decals even if the body seems like original. The one i have has the logo and decals embeded in the finish resin coat. Normally on fake ones you can see the edges of decals and are pasted on top of the resin coat. I checked the Fender site and all Mexican made Fender start with the Alphabet "M". There is no TZ series either in Japan or anywhere else.
If you find any clue to this serial number please let me know as well. Meanwhile that guitar shopkeeper has a lot of explaining to do.... :-(
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