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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Eugenio Gonzalez, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. Eugenio Gonzalez

    Eugenio Gonzalez Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi, I just found an SPL LTD st 203 guitar. It's a sunburst one with RW fretboard, the distressed version. I just can't find much info about it, I believe it's discontinued. Anyone knows when these were made, and when did the production stop? how good they are? But More important what's the right price on this guitar so I don't over pay, the guitar is in excelent condition to not say new.
     
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    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congrats, it sounds like a keeper! @Lonn has some experience with ST models. :)
     
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Those are IMO very nice guitars. I just bought a mint ST213 (non distressed) model for $199 a couple of weeks ago. I'd have paid $250 for it and I'd pay that for the 203 as well. They came out about the same time as the Fender Roadworn series I believe and I think they did the relic job a little more realistic. The first round of Roadworn guitars have incredibly unrealistic wear on the maple fretboards.
     
  4. Eugenio Gonzalez

    Eugenio Gonzalez Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you. Where are they made? How do you like the pickups? And about the 213 model, the only diference is that the 203 is distressed? or is there something else?
     
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    Eugenio Gonzalez Strat-Talk Member

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    If you could compare this guitar with any squier-fender. Which one would be the equivalent in quality?
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'd put them between the Squier Classic Vibes and the MIM Standards.
     
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    Eugenio Gonzalez Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks a lot for the info. I just got the ltd, and is awesome, I really like the flat raduis and general feel of the neck. One last Question tho, the stock ls-120 pickups are ceramic or alnico? and if alnico which kind?
     
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    Can't help you with that.
     
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