Need help to ID this strat

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  1. Missing Link

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    An older gent a 100 miles away has a Strat for sale but knows nothing about guitars and is not real helpful with the information as in what mode/year it is and I am no real help either. Anyone know what model this is as in Bullet or? and maybe year. I asked about SN on the back along with were made and never heard back?
    The pictures shown are the only ones he sent me and all I have to go on. It has on the head stock in gold "Squire Strat", has two humbuckers at the bridge and he said that it is a standard 1 3/4" thick and has what looks to be a rosewood neck not sure if it has a stripe on the back..
    I was thinking it was an SE Strat but all of them as far as I know had all black lettering on the headstock, no gold.
    That's all I have to go on, what you se is what I see, any help is welcome.
    Thanks guys
     

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  2. Dacious

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    Looks like a standard HSS Squire. OK guitars. Probably made in Korea depending on year. Gold logo Korean Strats are meant to be slightly better, die cast tuners OK bridge.

    I had a Squire Pro 97 with single coils and gold logo. Nice guitar - appreciating in value slowly. Posted
     
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    If there is not a Korean identification, then imho it is not worth worrying about other than to set it up and play it. It is not from the first MIJ Squire series in the early ‘80’s or an early Korean Squire, and so where’s the reason for the concern, imho. Dime a dozen guitars....more guitar for less money than ever before....and they are everywhere.
    If it is not setup properly to play, that is a lot for it. The amp and tuner have no real value other than to use until better can be had...again...ime and imho.
    Ommv
     
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    Some Korean models with black script logo were cheap. They had stamped steel cover tuners. Yours is one of the better ones. Full thickness but multipiece body but not ply.

    $175 - good buying.
     
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    Looks like a Squier Affinity. The little logo at the top of the headstock says Affinity. Apparently they changed from black to gold lettering around 2013.
     
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    Well that deal ended with a bang, sent an email asking if he could send a picture of the headstock back side and the neck plate and got a reply "here's the deal you buy it or you don't".
    my reply was good luck. Must be a grumpy person
    Sorry guys I appreciate your time and interest, but as said there are plenty out there.
    Cheers
     
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    Affinity
     
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    Affinity to me too. Is the nut width narrower than normal say about 40.5 mm to 41mm.
     
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