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(@sanjeev-george)
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Will Fender strat guitar parts work for any similar strat guitar?


   
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(@oldskoolrob)
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in all honesty with a question that wide the answer has to be a definitive yes-no-maybe.
You'd think generally 'yes' but between brands there are a lot of variations, especially if you start talking major components like necks. Hell, even some specific Fender necks wont exactly fit other Fender bodies. Only trial and error will tell dude.


   
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(@imalone)
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After trying to find a new trem bar a while back I'd say the general answer is no. Different thread sizes depending where it was made. In fact, this was a Yamaha and I took it along to Chappell (who are the official Yamaha distributors) and the guy there came back with a couple of different ones to find one that would fit, so even within the same manufacturer things can change (he did get it sorted out). On the other hand switches and things might be more easily interchangeable. What parts in particular are you thinking of?


   
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(@deeaa)
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As the others said, generally, no.

Even within Fender there are differences; I can think of at least three different trem arm attachment just for Fender and with licensed trems it's anybody's guess what are the threads etc. used.

Furthermore, Fender makes varying width bridges too, vintage and modern, and other manufacturers make varying widthts as well. Can't fit a Squier bridge on a Fender for instance. I just put together a bridge with a Wilkinson baseplate that fit a Squier body fine, but the block was hard to find, none of my Squier or Fender blocks fit exactly, but then a GFS brass one did...except it's so long it actually sticks out the guitar back a teeny bit when the bridge is screwed down tight hardtail-style! Doesn't bother me though.

It's funny also that for instance on Gibsons the bridges are a wee bit wider than on Epiphones...I once put a Gibson stop-bar on an Epiphone Explorer...only it didn't fit in the posts because it was too wide!

Same with pickups...Gibson pickups will fit Epiphone pickup rings but not vice versa - Epi uses a larger casing, which is because their covered pickups are exactly the same as coverless ones inside...you can just rip out the covers OK and you have a normal sized, normal looking pickup inside, while gibsons look like the cover is taken off, the pickup inside is built to be covered to start with I guess.

And top it all off, all this may change year by year...some vintages may not have the same issues as the others. Remember that Gibson for instance makes several different fretboard widths for same guitars basically, depending on model. SLight but noticeable differences that aren't necessarily all documented too well.

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Ok can anyone suggest someplace where SX strat guitar parts can be bought? this is my guitar http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/sanjeev+george/pictures/gear/general/828314


   
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The difference between such things as Epiphone and Gibson is easy to explain. US built gear uses Imperial measure, anything built in Asia uses Metric.

You can use any 5 way Strat switch - my Strat has 3 micro-switches instead.

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(@sanjeev-george)
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Thank you all for your detailed reply.

This is my strat guitar http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/sanj ... 617/869619

And I want to buy an entire rewiring kit for it- the pots and wires with selector switch

So will this work for my guitar http://www.guitarfetish.com/Complete-St ... p_180.html


   
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