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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Mipstoo, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Professor of Advanced Sarcasm Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The last one has even been refretted. Who's going to buy these? Nuts
     
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  2. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Insane!
     
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  3. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    A comma is a decimal separator over here, so I’ll have that sonic blue one, even though it’s old and worn.

    Nothing a spray can can’t fix...
     
  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes dear, I put those old guitars up for sale...
     
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  5. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    It's like candy...
    I was all excited when I found an original Lake Placid Blue in fair condition, but this is from outer space...
     
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  6. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I sometimes wonder if shops like these are quite happy not to quickly sell their high end vintage guitars. Gives them a certain prestige to have them, and draws customers to their shops.

    It's not like they have an infinite supply of new vintage guitars to order as stock sells.

    Two scenarios:

    a. Joe Rockstar/I.T. Guru/Social Media Giant comes in and pays the asking price because its peanuts, and they can.
    b. The shop has an incoming supply of more great vintage stuff, and sells the older (longer in shop) stock for greatly reduced pricing, generally by targeted marketing to certain key clients.

    I don't fall into category a, but I've certainly been marketed to under the category b scenario.
     
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  7. T Guitar Floyd

    T Guitar Floyd Senior Stratmaster

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    Those are beauties indeed! That Inca Silver is clean as a whistle and quite rare to my experience. I've seen several of the other two in my years of vintage dealing, but not that nice of a silver example.
    Mipstoo, would you ask them to raise the price on that one, please? ;)
     
  8. Blue Beagle

    Blue Beagle Strat-Talker

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    After clicking on the store link and browsing, I've just snapped up a Sonic Grey MN Am Pro Strat from there for £200 cheaper than any other UK retailer.

    Thanks for the unintend hookup @Mipstoo (although I'm going to have to face the wrath of an ANGRY wife)
     
  9. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

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    Just tell her it's my fault :D

    And show her the pre-CBS ones saying: "it could be much worse"
     
  10. Tsj0693

    Tsj0693 New Member!

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    Good point About not wanting to move on the gear. I was there last week and they have tweed bassmans and other rare amps that are there for display only
     
  11. StillAlive&Well

    StillAlive&Well Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ok, I'll bite. How can you tell?

    The guitar is 100% original (besides the refret)

    Nevermind...
     
  12. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Professor of Advanced Sarcasm Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well I didn't actually look at the ad, I only zoomed in on the fretboard. Compare that to the other two, the frets are brand new and different size also the dots are white. That happens when the tech sands down the fretboard during a refret.
     
  13. StillAlive&Well

    StillAlive&Well Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks, I'm going back to take a closer look. :)
     
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    bterry Strat-Talk Member

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    Are UK prices typically a bit higher?

    I would think a 100% original Inca in that condition would sell for between $50-$65k in the US...just need to find the right collector/buyer.
     
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