I tend to call the CAE serial numbered Squiers’ “Mystery Strats”, because the sticker serial numbers easily peel off and I noticed a trend. These were a special edition, built to be sold in a starter electric guitar pack, with an amp, and thus have Squier branded string tuners, which is how I connect them to the CAE number. All of them sold were black with white pick guards. These guitars are really a good investment. The neck is superb in look and feel and the pickups sound great. The specialty branded tuners work very well and stay in tune. They are a great first Fender designed Stratocaster. They are a sought after guitar as is, and as a premium modding platform to build a personal high powered Stratocaster.
Though getting harder and harder to find, we managed to find several. I list them as we process them.
*For this specific guitar, the pickguard, knobs, and pickup covers were replaced with mint colored versions. After it was photographed, the back cavity cover and switch tip were replaced with white to match other components. Remember that when thinking about purchase.
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Lorien Guitar Recovery Refurbished Instruments
In addition to selling newer factory refurbished instruments, Lorien Guitar Recovery is in the business of recovering unique older Epiphone, Squier, Mexican Fender, and other mid-range guitars for resale.
This instrument was refurbished by Lorien Guitar Recovery. Unlike a typical used guitar, this one was completely checked out, and tested by skilled guitar Technicians, and then put through a multi-point refresh and refurbish process
Our Refurbish Process
First we inspect the instrument for any physical or functional issues or damage. If the instrument has too much damage or does not meet minimum requirements, it is disassembled for parts and recycled; if it meets basic requirements it is refurbished. This is what we do:
Too many used instruments get rejected, and tossed into a closet, or outright thrown away, or sent to thrift stores. And too many people, who should be able to learn an instrument, can’t afford to buy one or only one that is hard to play.
We believe every instrument should have a second chance, and every aspiring guitar player, should have a chance to buy a good guitar, at a fair price…. This is one of those guitars…. Don’t let it pass you by…. I offer my guitars at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. We have to reject low-ball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it; I may be in a good mood today! If you have a low budget or no budget, let us know. We’ll do our best to get you an instrument that is playable and affordable.
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Lorien Guitar Recovery
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