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Not that I’m planning to spend $18,000 but..

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by GitBox Newbie, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:38 AM.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Sweden

  2. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    60
    Apr 27, 2013
    Oconomowoc, WI

  3. Inverness

    Inverness Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 24, 2013
    Salt Lake City
    Can you call it a 64 when the pots are 65??

    Very nice guitar.
     
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  4. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
    Call it a 65 and it'd still be what it is, surely?
     

  5. eco7077

    eco7077 Strat-O-Master

    667
    Apr 30, 2013
    NYC
    I'd buy it but I hate the subway system.
     

  6. knh555

    knh555 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    45
    943
    Dec 6, 2016
    Massachusetts
    Does this mean the neck stamp isn't when the guitar was assembled, but when the neck was made and the way to date a Strat is the newest dated original part?
     

  7. Highway Star

    Highway Star Strat-Talk Member

    Judgeing from the pics that is defenitly the real deal. That neck was on the shelf for a looong time :D
     

  8. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

    Things that make you go Hmmmm. So seems ok, but neck date a year apart from the pots, and pickups? Others may chime in, but I would be suspect. For 18k I might fly the guy down to Nashville to have them look at the guitar, but on the other hand I could just get this Gem from George:
    http://guitars.com/inventory/ef8600-1965-fender-stratocaster
     
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  9. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member

    I'd be afraid to play it.

    Talk about how bad you'd feel when you put the first ding on that '64/65. Be enough to slit my wrists with guilt/shame.
     

  10. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    Mukilteo
    That's the beauty of relics...you can always blame it on the previous owner.
     

  11. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member

    Did I mention that I despise relics?
     
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  12. Buzzin_Cousin

    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 10, 2012
    CA
    I don't know, those knobs look like All Parts
     

  13. Highway Star

    Highway Star Strat-Talk Member

    This is the big dilemma with vintage strats. Never know if the parts are originally the right ones. On 50's strats for example the neck date often are one moth later than the body date. If not there is reason to be suspisiuos.
     

  14. dueducs

    dueducs Strat-O-Master

    Assuming all parts to be original, you have to date the guitar by the latest date... basic law of archaeology- cannot be earlier than the latest verifiable date of the components :)
     
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  15. Nasius

    Nasius Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    27
    22
    Aug 21, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Even if everything is legit doesn't the fact that it hasn't got a single scratch on it make you not want to buy it? There were bad guitars then too and that may very well be one of the if it hasn't been played on.
     

  16. TomH8

    TomH8 Strat-O-Master

    694
    May 1, 2014
    USA
    Plenty of people have bought guitars or received them as gifts and given up playing fairly quickly. Doesn't mean it's a bad guitar.