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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mark7step, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Mark7step

    Mark7step New Member!

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    May 10, 2017
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  2. Tomas83

    Tomas83 Strat-O-Master

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    Jul 30, 2014
    NE in the 4 corners
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  3. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Feb 12, 2009
    New Jersey, USA
    Does your grandson play?
    What kind of music?
    High School or College graduation?
    Will he realize the value of a '58 - or will any Strat ( or other guitar for that matter ) do him just as well?
     

  4. Deebs3

    Deebs3 Strat-O-Master

    630
    Jul 10, 2014
    Australia
    Those journeyman strats sure are expensive. One for sale here is $5000 AUD
     

  5. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Idaho

  6. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    The best thing is to find out what they sell for new, and then you can better suss a used price, but Custom Shop guitars tend to be very pricey.
     
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    What kills me is the description says "mint as new" for a relic guitar. LOL
     

  8. Folk_Hogan

    Folk_Hogan Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    37
    Mar 7, 2016
    Los Angeles
    That’s actually a really good price. One of the least expensive Journeyman Custom Shop Guitars on reverb right now. They can be up to 4500-5000
     

  9. Mark7step

    Mark7step New Member!

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    8
    May 10, 2017
    Ar
    HesH graduating college, been playing about 8 yrs mostly classic rock. Just want to get him something nice that will hold it's value.
     

  10. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    One central question must be: does he like relics?
    If he does, then this sure is one helluva present... a bit overpriced, of course, but every CS Strat is.

    I can imagine why you don't want to give him a used guitar as a present though.
    Personally, I wouldn't mind if someone gave me a used guitar, I'd like the added mojo and be glad they managed to save some money, but it's your present, your decision :thumb:

    If he's into relics, that is.
     

  11. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    That is a nice present ... a really nice present :thumb:
     
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  12. Count Glockula®

    Count Glockula® Strat-Talker

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    Aug 16, 2009
    Fenderland, CA
    Here is something nice and holds value: Elite
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    He just graduated college, so he's venturing into the real world. Why not get him a newer model Stratocaster? Modernized bridge/tremolo, locking guitar tuners and an amazing paint job on the body! I have nothing against relics or reissued Fenders, but it sounds like he's off to a new venture in life and why not get him an Elite?

    Good luck, he's very lucky to have a grand father like you sir!

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  13. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Victoria TX
    Custom Shop Strats hold value if you buy them used at a good price.

    The listing posted is not a good price for a used CS. Should be no more than about $2200 in my opinion. I've played CS Strats for years and got back what I paid for them. I've bought 5 used CS Strats, paying between 1800 and 2200 for mint condition guitars less than a year or two old.

    I have a Journeyman relic, it's probably the best relic level in my opinion.

    Virtually NO new guitar will hold its value. Someone has to eat the depreciation, just like with a vehicle.
     

  14. nuculer terrist

    nuculer terrist Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 12, 2014
    center of the mind
    'yeah, it's dinged, but they're new dings'
     
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  15. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

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    Oct 4, 2016
    USA
    Wow that's crazy I was just about to post I thought it would go for $1800-$2200 in a no reserve auction. Here's the post I was working on before I saw yours:

    It sure is pretty. I find it odd that he would spend all that money on a custom order Custom Shop strat to never play it and turn around and almost immediately sell it. Value is kind of tough to figure, I'm thinking it would go for around $1800-$2200 in a no reserve auction. He may be a little more motivated to make a deal since he's had it up for a year although he has already turned down 9 offers.
     
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  16. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

    336
    Oct 4, 2016
    USA
    Also Paperback you make a great point on depreciation which is brutal for Custom Shop strats, it's not uncommon for mint used ones to go for half of the new price. Used is definitely the smart way to buy one.
     
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  17. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Idaho
    Very cool Mark.....
     

  18. jwj1701

    jwj1701 Strat-Talk Member

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    Sep 4, 2012
    lexington ky
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    Hey that’s MY guitar!!! Good call btw.
     
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  19. Steve Hassle

    Steve Hassle Strat-Talk Member

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    Apr 8, 2016
    Rockaway, NJ
    If the Journeyman is pristine it’s a little bit on the high side of a fair price. The Elites are great too. He is a very lucky grandson and God Bless you for being such an incredible Grandfather. He will think of you every time he holds that guitar!
     
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  20. Bluestrat83

    Bluestrat83 Strat-O-Master

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    35
    806
    Jan 17, 2016
    Ecuador
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    IMO the elite is way more for a way more specific taste than the CS. I know it’s a beloved model but not everyone likes the noisless pups, the contour of the heel and all those modern features.