Let's see how good you really are! (POLL)

What is it?!

  • Home Made

  • Crappy Relic

  • Fender Custom Shop Relic

  • Vintage


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eric-d

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Here's a picture of a friends guitar I'm borrowing. Let's see what you think it is. This is the only picture you get.





EDIT : 02-19-08 5:32AM CST


Alright - here's your answer- it's a VERY clean 1965 Stratocaster - vintage. Here's your other pictures.









Thanks for those participants who racked their brain and congrats to the 63 people who got it right... :D
 

Mickey Shane

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I voted vintage and see that that vote is leading over 2nd place home made.

Interesting.
 

eric-d

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Ditto. I vote the strap is ugly.
Glad my strap is up to your standards. - Please try to refrain from posting dumb-ass comments. If you don't want to try to "guess" what the guitar is - fine. Otherwise - keep it to yourself.:horse
 

Guinness Lad

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Home made, no head stock shot rests my case. The pick guard has too many screws in it, I'm almost positive there should only be 3 screws on the top portion of the pick guard. Finally all th eyellowing of the plastic parts is too even, it would never be this way in real life.
 

bluesmain

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Kinda looks like mine ;) Agreed there are too many pick guard screws and the one I have is single ply.So not a 50's model.
 

scottlr

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Home made, no head stock shot rests my case. The pick guard has too many screws in it, I'm almost positive there should only be 3 screws on the top portion of the pick guard. Finally all th eyellowing of the plastic parts is too even, it would never be this way in real life.
There are 4 screws on a standard strat guard. This guard is NOT a vintage 60s style from the screw placement. But since you can't see the headstock... I am not sure if the screw placement changed to the modern placement when they went to the large headstocks or not.

Also, the whammy bar is too straight for a vintage style. I have an aftermarket one that I put on a MIJ 62 RI that is like this one.

I voted homemade.
 

DGDGBD

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Since you have the headstock cutoff from view, I imagine that would give it away. So I am going to say homemade.
 

r9player

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um with just one picture it is pretty much impossible to tell.
I figure if you are borrowing this guitar it must be something interesting or decent though ...
I went against the flow and voted Custom Shop!
 

eric-d

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I didn't include the headstock on purpose. Just to see if anyone has a good enough eye to tell a difference between the old and the new.....


And for the pick-guard screw argument - Fender has used 11 pick-guard screws since 1959 (roughly). :D
 

wrightdude

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It doesnt look relic'ed enough to be a relic? would that make it a crappy relic? Hmmm I say trick question.... homemade....

Would be nice to see a better picture of the strap before I render any decisions on it....
 

pacomc79

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The sunburst looks a little too nice for me to be Vintage but that's what I voted, most of the ones I've seen are a little more faded yellow but it's gorgeous. If it's vintage it's been in a case and out of light for most of it's used life so it's probably home made. Most vintage sunbursts don't look that perfect. It could be a 70's strat though with that big headstock.

Great looking guitar though. Drool.
 

sampleinajar

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Voted home made for three reasons.

1) What you can see of the headstock is too orange, implying it was sprayed with tinted lacquer

2) The trem arm is manually bent to be more straight than the usual bar. Anyone who went to this trouble is likely into building a guitar themselves.

3) The 11-screw guard rules out vintage.
 

Echoes

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doesn't look distressed enough to be a CS relic (closet classic maybe)...the frets are bigger and in WAY too good of shape to be vintage (unless it is vintage with a fret job) and the 'clay' dots are getting popular with aftermarket reissue necks....my 'guess' is home made.
 




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