how can you tell the difference between an American Fender Stratocaster and a Mexican made one?
Im thinking about buying a stratocaster from a person i know, but im not sure if it is worth it because i cant tell for sure if it is american or mexican. it has a sticker that says made in america, but i want more proof than that. whats a good way to tell the difference?
Hi! The only reliable way is to check the serial number against those listed at http://www.fender.com/support/usa_instruments.php and http://www.fender.com/support/mexican_instruments.php . In some years of production, American Stratocasters did not have a label indicating country-of-origin, so it is always best to check numbers. Best regards, Dana
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