NGD: Not a Tele

1stpitch

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This 01 MIM Strat got added to the collection. I ran across it in the local ads. A little bit of fret wear and some pickguard scratching is all the wear it shows.
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1stpitch

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I don't know what the fretboard is. Looks like pau ferro to me, but it's a 2001 model, and the serial number search at Fender shows it's rosewood. Plays like rosewood, but the color is off. Any ideas?
 

Fretting out

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There is a strat section here ;)

Of course no one will ever go there :(

Happy ngd! Nice burst!

Locking tuners?

Edit: my post was made before this was moved to the appropriate section
 
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jimmywrangles

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I don't know what the fretboard is. Looks like pau ferro to me, but it's a 2001 model, and the serial number search at Fender shows it's rosewood. Plays like rosewood, but the color is off. Any ideas?
Not all Rosewoods are dark, it depends on the tree.
That's all I got.
 

Fenderdad1950

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Welcome from Albuquerque New Mexico. Nice looking find. The 2001 Starts came with ceramic magnet PUs. IMO, a bit thin & uninspiring ( I had one w/ very mags) But on a good note, they can be easily swapped out (on the low end) a Fender Tex-Mex set for $99. Or for around $169, your choice of various newer Alnico magnet sets really broadens. Some players like cer-mags if they run the signal thru several pedals. Good luck & play on.
 




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