Friday, August 09, 2013

Used and Abused Sunburst Mexican Strat

This Mexican Strat has most certainly been used, abused, and played to death. According to the Guitar Dater Project website, this guitar "was made at the Ensenada Plant (Fender), Mexico in the Year(s): 2001 - 2002." Looking at the neck pocket stamp (Mar 13 2002), GDP's info is right on the money. Restoration work on this baby is not going to be easy, that's for sure. Stay tuned for updates. And now, some pics for you :) 

Front view

Rear view

Note missing trem cavity cover and ground wire.

A full refret is in order here.

Pickguard off.

"MAR 13 2002"

One corner of the neck pu cover is totally worn through.

The thick finish is seriously cracked and has even peeled off in places.

Rather gnarly rewiring job.

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