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CL - 1978 Fender Stratocaster $940 (Chesterfield, SC)

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by bluejazzoid, Jan 10, 2018.

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  1. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    that is a nice price. if it was over here, I would have it in my hands by now.
     

  2. artgtr

    artgtr Strat-O-Master

    989
    Aug 18, 2013
    WURTSBORO, NY
    I’ve been in contact with the seller & not positive it’s passing the smell test, no name or phone - done through email & I don’t think he has possession of it himself. Selling for his brother! Like I said - not feeling all warm & fuzzy over it. Pics show nice guitar, but at least 40% chance of scam maybe more or less!
     
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  3. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 14, 2009
    Southeast USA
    Well, you never know these days! I'm gonna email and see what kinda response I get to compare. :)
     

  4. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    usa
    It likes like a new nut and refret.
    The finish on the fret board boards looks messed with also.
     

  5. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 14, 2009
    Southeast USA
    Hmm... it does look like that is the case upon further inspection.

    EDIT: it really looks like it's had a re-fret and re-shape of the radius (looks flatter than 7¼").
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2018

  6. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    Texas
    Heck yeah!

    GO GRAB THAT FILTHY ANIMAL! :D
     

  7. artgtr

    artgtr Strat-O-Master

    989
    Aug 18, 2013
    WURTSBORO, NY
    Could be a $900. Gamble & when someone won’t even tell you their name & wants PayPal through friends & family so no 2.9% fee, & no protection if it is a scam.
    Could be on the up & up, but something a little fishy. I just bought a guitar from down south, the seller called me talked for a while & he suggested I do PayPal, with shipping included so as the $ wouldn’t be released until I received the guitar or at least the box.
    Even that way - no guarantee there would be a guitar inside!
     

  8. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    Texas
    Read the whole CL add.

    He says he would do a cash, in-person deal.

    That is the only way to go anyway.
     

  9. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Age:
    36
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    How can you tell that just from a photo? That’s like thinking you’re talking to a hot woman because of how her voice sounds.

    Of course, if you do have a method for eyeing up guitar weight via a photo, I’d love to hear about it!
     
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  10. artgtr

    artgtr Strat-O-Master

    989
    Aug 18, 2013
    WURTSBORO, NY
    If I was local to him that would be a different story, but I’m 10 hours away from him, & to me, my gut feeling, is - too much of a gamble for me - I just dealt with a gentleman from SC & we talked - I felt completely comfortable dealing with him. His full name, phone # & we talked for quite a while, he suggested how we could do the deal & safely for both of us. He even mentioned taking it to his local music store as a 3rd party, for an evaluation of the guitar. To a place I could get the number off the online contact info & call them.
    This Strat seller didn’t offer to call me & speak man to man! - & in the end this is at best top dollar $1500. Guitar, than start subtracting for non original case, so now $1400. Than if the bridge isn’t original or some other parts. More deductions. & say it is a 10 lbs Strat, now how much is it worth? This is all IMHO!
    Could be totally legit, probly is, but I just don’t feel comfortable with it.
     

  11. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA

  12. artgtr

    artgtr Strat-O-Master

    989
    Aug 18, 2013
    WURTSBORO, NY
    Wow - those are the pics of the guitar this guy is selling, wow - great catch “vid1900”
    I thought something didn’t smell right!
     
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  13. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 23, 2016
    ontario canada
    looks like an ash body...most ash bodys are heavy...
     
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  14. tealsixtysix

    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 30, 2015
    Massachusetts USA
    It was nice under the pickguard! And that’s an X-1 in the bridge. Ah well.
     

  15. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Age:
    36
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    Fair enough. I buy that.
     

  16. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    It was 8.6 pounds
     

  17. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 14, 2009
    Southeast USA
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  18. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 14, 2009
    Southeast USA
    MODS: feel free to delete this thread since the linked CL ad in my original post is a scam. Sorry folks!
     

  19. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    I'd leave it just for the lesson:

    If a CL ad says Paypal or Moneygram it is ALWAYS a friggin' scam.

    Always.
     

  20. Steve Hassle

    Steve Hassle Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    51
    98
    Apr 8, 2016
    Rockaway, NJ
    Great investigative effort
     
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