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Deal of the year!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by eldannydemex, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. eldannydemex

    eldannydemex Strat-Talk Member

    38
    Feb 2, 2013
    ilinois
    I will update later with more detailed pictures.
     
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  2. Cold Shot

    Cold Shot Strat-Talker

    Age:
    27
    376
    Dec 18, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    I dunno, I'm fixing to pull the trigger on an Ibanez RG550 with DiMarzio Evolutions for $150. It needs a couple of screws for the trem claw, but that's it. That and a solid setup/cleaning and it's good to go. I think I may have you beat. ;)

    I'm just egging on you. That's an insane deal. You sure it wasn't stolen? :p
     
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  3. eldannydemex

    eldannydemex Strat-Talk Member

    38
    Feb 2, 2013
    ilinois
    I sure hope not...
     
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  4. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    That is not the deal of the year ... that is the deal of a lifetime :cool: ~ congratulations !
     
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  5. eldannydemex

    eldannydemex Strat-Talk Member

    38
    Feb 2, 2013
    ilinois
    Thanks.
     

  6. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    Very nice deal indeed. :thumb: Sounds like the guy knew what he was selling, so it's not as if you robbed someone's widow or anything. I think I'm right in saying you can get a replacement certificate, but Fender is obviously super-wary about making sure it really is one of their CS guitars, and not something trying to legitimize a fake. The place to start is: consumerrelations@fender.com.

    The certificate won't make the guitar play any better, but it will protect your (excellent) investment in the unlikely event you ever want to sell. Congrats!
     
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  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    The cost of the certificate will be quite high though, they're not free.
     
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  8. eldannydemex

    eldannydemex Strat-Talk Member

    38
    Feb 2, 2013
    ilinois
    Thanks for this I didn’t know this was possible, I wait for him to find it, hopefully he will.
     

  9. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    I'm not going to thrust you until we know each other better. ;)

    Last time I checked, replacement COA's were 100 bucks or so after the guitar is checked by a Fender dealer.
     
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  10. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    I just Googled it and someone reckons it cost them $75 and a trip to get an Authorized Dealer to give the instrument a once-over. He also reckoned that Fender will give you the original build-sheet for the instrument if you ask, but I'm not sure if that applies to all CS guitars, or just Master Builds and Team Builds.
     
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  11. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    My information goes back to 2014, so you could well be right.
     
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  12. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    In a house

  13. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    You're going to end up with carpal tunnel from that neck. It's a known issue with those necks and probably why the seller let it go so low. You'll be lucky to get $500 if you try to unload it. If you're interested, I have a lightly used strat with a modern C neck I'd be willing to trade. Just to help a brother out.
     

  14. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    Excellent !! Congrats!!
    Amazing deal!
     
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  15. apm1991

    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    27
    Feb 14, 2017
    Arizona
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  16. alderre

    alderre Strat-O-Master

    777
    May 1, 2014
    New Braunfels
    Not to jump to conclusions, but was the seller in a desperate need for a fix? Is it stolen?

    Why would anyone unload it for $700?
     

  17. fldog

    fldog Strat-Talker

    Age:
    63
    108
    Mar 5, 2017
    South Florida
    I love these type of purchase stories! Amazing deal! More details on the purchase please.. where did you find it etc..
     
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  18. eldannydemex

    eldannydemex Strat-Talk Member

    38
    Feb 2, 2013
    ilinois
    I did bought it in craigslist, an older guy not very interested in guitars anymore, he had a few more Mim sold for 200dlls.
     

  19. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    As one of the older guys round here, I'd invite you to see this another way. I know there will come a time in my life when I can't play guitar the way I can now (which isn't even the way I could when I was 25, but hey...). When I get to a point where I'm really not cutting it, I'll start to sell my guitars. I'm hoping sale day is 2030+ but who knows?

    When I do sell, the original purchase price will be a distant memory, and the current market value, hopefully not that important. What I will wish for, more than anything else, is that a younger player can get the guitar of his/her dreams and make my guitars sing again. If that means I sell them at a 'bargain' or 'steal' price, that won't bother me.

    All I'll wish for is that they go to new owners who will genuinely treasure them and play them.
     

  20. alderre

    alderre Strat-O-Master

    777
    May 1, 2014
    New Braunfels
    That’s awesome