Picked up a Clapton Strat "Blackie" for $225 at pawn shop

Alex Najarian

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Is this real? What is it?
 

70 Mach 1

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Just the circuit board is about a bill. Looks like a sticker job over a made in Taiwan strat
 

fenderjapan

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The most obvious clue that this is a fake is that it has 21 frets and the EC signature has 22.

The bridge does not look like a Fender bridge.

As far as the autographs on the pickguard, do you know who's signatures they are supposed to be?
 

majorminor

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May be angle of photo but the headstock, especially the shape by the low E tuner looks off
 

Papanate

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You have purchased a Chinese knock off - with some obvious mistakes made.
People have already noted the major ones not the 3 Ply Pickguard though -- I've
included a picture of a real one in case you have a hard time believing them.


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Alex Najarian

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I brought that fake bullsh1t back and got a full refund. I never even knew about this crap going on. I went to another pawn shop and scored big. I purchased a Kirby G10 vacuum for only $100 (in great condition) and they gave me a free SP condenser microphone for free with it (I checked online and the mic costs $200 new).

I also bought a beautiful Ibanez bass for only $325. I checked online and they sell for about $1,000 new. The one I got is in brand new condition. It sounds great, also!

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Alex Najarian

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Thing is, if the pawn shop is selling a Clapton Blackie for $225, they KNOW they're selling a knockoff.....

Glad you got your money back OP.
Oh...I am born and raised NY crazy. If they had not given me a full refund, they would have had a serious problem in their store. They were good about it and paid me right up in cash. I bought the bass guitar from them, so overall, I did very well and they were good people. They asked how I knew it was a BS guitar and I showed them. I have a black American Strat at home to compare it to and the body on the pawn shop one was actually thinner. LOL. I can't stand those [email protected] who do this sort of thing. They ought to be bombed off of the face of the earth.
 




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