“Act Fast” 3 other people have this in their cart

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by roadhog96, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. knh555

    knh555 Most Honored Senior Member

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    You are going to ask him about this guitar and how well it plays, right?
     
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  2. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I wonder how much of that price reflects the guitar itself and how much the fact it was owned by Eric?
     
  3. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    I'm no expert on 1954 Strats, but it's more than 2 to 3 times the price of the ones I've seen up for sale in recent years ($30,000 to $40,000 for ones in excellent condition)...



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  4. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

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    Well considering other 54 Strats can be had for around $25K +/- $5K typically I would say the seller thinks EJ owning it adds about $75K to the price.
     
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  5. ChrisD

    ChrisD Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    So he is hopeful of finding an Eric Johnson fan who also happens to have pots of gold. I wasn't sure what a '54 was going for these days so it seems he is well wide of the mark!
     
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    That same add has been up at least 3 times in the past 18 months always for the same price. It ain't going to sell for that even to an EJ fan.
     
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    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, it's all scratched up. Sorry, I will pass. :D :D :D
     
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  8. thxphotog

    thxphotog Strat-Talker

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    How about the fact that Eric owned it but at the end of the day wasn't as good a player as his others so he got rid of it?

    "Best sounding Strat we've had" says Reverb. I doubt that. If that were true it would still be in Eric's rack at the side of his stage.

    I also love "Electronics untouched" (well....except for a re-wound neck pickup) Of course maybe they rewound it without touching it.

    Don't get me wrong, I'd sit and stare at it all day every day if I owned it.
     
  9. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeah.. but who needs a house. Just think of the cred you'll earn by sitting/sleeping in a shop doorway with a 54 Strat.. :D
     
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    Gemini 51 Strat-Talker

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    Yes that's a fair point.... but isn't the main purpose of a house to keep your collection of guitars and amps warm and dry ????
     
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    Eric sold most all of his vintage Strats a few years back. Even the ones that played well.
     
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    pinkoboe Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I added it to my cart for giggles. We should all do the same to mess with the seller.
     
  13. jstewart

    jstewart Strat-O-Master

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    The price is ridiculous. But the shipping is probably priced right when you consider what it will cost to insure.

    Still, at a $100K, you’d think they’d cover that.

    Edited to add: just did a quote at UPS and second day air is a bit over $600 at a declared value of $50K which is their max for that service.
     
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  14. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo

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    Does Eric Johnson live there ?
     
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  15. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    If it's no longer good enough for EJ, it won't be good enough for me.
     
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  16. Gemini 51

    Gemini 51 Strat-Talker

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    Afraid not......last I heard he was living in England........Cliffs of Dover... I think