View Full Version : 8 hole pickguard in American Standard?
10-07-2008, 09:19 PM
greetings all- recently picked up a Strat body I'm building out and discovered it has 8 holes for pickguard rather than the expected 11. Anyone have any particular ideas what model strat this might be? I'm assuming it's a late '90's USA Strat but don't know for sure. (seller didn't have much info listed with it when I bought it and I picked it up for such a great price I didn't bother with too many questions!) ;)
10-07-2008, 09:33 PM
Does it have a 6 hole vintage style trem/bridge?
Maybe a '57 RI if so?
American Standards would have the 2 post trem bridge.
PS: What kind of pickup routes does it have?
10-08-2008, 03:14 AM
Post pics ,
Between us we'll identify it.
Sounds like a vintage but it could be anything.
10-08-2008, 05:45 AM
thanks guys... I'll post some at photobucket. It is routed for variety of pickup config possibilities... not the full swimming pool routing but close to it - large humbucker at the neck and then open area area behind. (sorry pics a little blurry... shot them in not the best lighting...)
10-08-2008, 09:25 AM
Looks like a Chinese Squire .
Note 8 hole pickguard , same bridge and slightly narrow jack ferrule.
10-08-2008, 02:37 PM
Ya, it kinda looks like an import trem on it. But I'm not positive because of the blur.
10-08-2008, 07:11 PM
thanks guys for the help.... I was told it was an American Strat which is what I was looking for but since I got it for less than $50 I can say that I almost don't even care! seemed like great buy for a project partscaster... I would like to know more for sure so if you guys wouldn't mind taking another look- I posted a few more pics that might help particularly of bridge and jack
10-09-2008, 02:38 AM
Yes Affinity Squire.
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