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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by eldannydemex, Jan 12, 2018.
I will update later with more detailed pictures.
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?
I sure hope not...
That is not the deal of the year ... that is the deal of a lifetime ~ congratulations !
Very nice deal indeed. 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: email@example.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!
The cost of the certificate will be quite high though, they're not free.
Thanks for this I didn’t know this was possible, I wait for him to find it, hopefully he will.
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.
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.
My information goes back to 2014, so you could well be right.
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.
Excellent !! Congrats!!
where did you buy it? Craigslist? Pawn Shop?
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?
I love these type of purchase stories! Amazing deal! More details on the purchase please.. where did you find it etc..
I did bought it in craigslist, an older guy not very interested in guitars anymore, he had a few more Mim sold for 200dlls.
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.