Does this look authentic?

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  1. kurtmanifest1

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    Looks good to me. If it's a good price i would first play it in person and hopefully buy it. Good luck!
     
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    Top loader, black logo? Is that ok?
     
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    I'd pay $38.000 for it.
     
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    Being a "black label". Is it a Standard or a Squier Series "Traditional" model.

    It appears to have the trapezoidal type tuners usually associated with the Squier Series. If I'm seeing it right.

    Not sure what came stock on the MIM Standards.

    The Squier Series guitars(Tele, Strat and PBass) from '93-'98 were pretty good guitars for mods.

    A lot of MIA bodies and necks were sent to Ensenada for final assembly during that period.

    I have a black label '94 Strat that plays as well as most I've ever picked up. With some upgrades has become a very good guitar.
     
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    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

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    If you were going to make a counterfeit guitar, i doubt you wouldn't at least try for American made ... Decals are cheap ... MIA Or MIM ...
     
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    I know the trapezoidal tuners were used on 90's strats late 90's. They are a bit ugly but mine worked great for many years.
     
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    I don't know why anyone would fake a mid 90's mim standard tele but i'm sure someone has done it before. 38k, did Bieber or lil wayne have a pic taken with one or something?

    I really need to stay up to date on these things.
     
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    Early one, I’ve a red one, first ‘real’ guitar I bought. Think it was labeled a ‘traditional’? Converted mine to string through a year or so after I got it. Also changed out the bridge pieces, the originals were sharp, horrible things. Still have it as my ‘keep next to the sofa’ player.
     
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    So it's that $38,000 or 38,000 pesos?
     
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    Translation says "$38,000"......that's dollars. :)
    Does Mexican money use "$" for pesos?
     
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    I have no idea but, is this a supposed to be a 1995 or 1955? I think the real 1955s we're a little different. I never heard of a 1955RI in 1995 out any other year.
     
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    Nobody's faking those, and if it's a mongrel made of parts from different guitars (which is about the only scam I can think of) those pix won't show it. Odds are it's real -- an authentic mass-produced import Fender.
     
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    That's legit MIM standard IMO. There were some early MIM tele's that had that black silk screened Fender logo and the trapezoid cheesy looking tuners that the lower end Squiers had. A buddy of mine had one in red, it had either an MN2xxx or MN4xxx S/N as I recall.
     
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    The solid logo was likely Squire as pointed out by others. CBS era used the solid logo as well, but the tuners and other items look like a '90's Squire. Could also just be a Squire neck on a mut body, you will never know unless you take it apart to see.
     
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    To me it looks like a real MIM standard neck on a Squire body. But even if that is the case, that doesn't necessarily make it a bad thing,,,
     
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    Here is a black one, so, it must be real~
     

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    The MIM Squires are 93-94 only, I'm pretty sure.
     
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    Fender "squier series" made in mexico guitars have that label. Top load bridge, alnico pickups, poplar body. Import bridge, pots, switch and plate. These were a step down from the standard of the time. By 95 I think they dropped the squier series logo. here's the headstock of my 94:
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