2001 American Standard Strat Identification help please

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  1. Rkphilpot

    Rkphilpot Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm potentially buying this strat for £1180 and I may be dumb enough to do it without playing it. It's an 8 hour drive away. Do you think it's worth the price and if I don't like it could I make my money back?

    1 of 100 made, FSR Metallic Coral finish

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    Model Name – FSR American Stratocaster
    Series – American Series
    Body Material – Alder
    Neck Material – Maple
    Fingerboard – Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius – 9.5” (241mm)
    Number of Frets – 22
    Fret Size – Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length – 25.5” (648mm)
    Nut Width – 1.6875” (43mm)
    Hardware – Chrome
    Machine Heads – Fender/Schaller Deluxe Cast Sealed
    Bridge – American Strat 2-point Tremolo with milled stainless-steel saddles
    Pickguard – 3-Ply “Parchment”
    Pickups – 3 American Strat Single Coil Pickups

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    It's 100% legit and checks out on Fender's site, but that is not a lovely price - it's high.....by about 200 quid.....or even 300 too high for some......plus an 8 hour drive, I wouldn't consider it.....but that's up to you....

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    Man,thats such a beautiful guitar.What a finish and such a nice combo with that neck.It looks like aged fiesta red.

    Maybe try to lower a price a bit.

    Price aside I think thats most beautiful american standard I have ever seen.
     
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    Ryan is right that's at least £300 too much
     
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    Thanks guys
    I had seen that other one on reverb linked above but wondered if it was cheaper as it's a 2 year old advert.

    Isn't it just stunning. Im falling so in love with it.
    Think it's unreasonable of me to offer £800 and link the advert above?
     
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    I think honestly about 900 isn't too bad, it's in good shape and is a special colour run.....800 might be hard to get down to.....that's 280 off what's being asked now.....but I wouldn't go higher.....
     
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    Thanks for all your help everyone.
    I've just offered £900 posted. I'm doubtful but at least if I don't like it I should be able to get my money back.
     
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    It is the same guitar. Check the serial number.
     
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    Hahaha, well spotted!!

    Must be really rare then.
    She wasn't prepared to budge on price at all.
     
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    Don't be afraid to offer more if you really want it buddy – something is worth what somebody is willing to pay for it, and the price of EVERYTHING has risen significantly in the past couple of years! I would have no problem, personally – paying what the seller wants here. What does a new Standard / Professional cost today? £1600? Is eleven or twelve hundred REALLY too much for a rare, American-made Standard Stratocaster? In 2021? An era where quite a number of Mexican made guitars – GREAT guitars that they are of course – are increasingly retailing at £1000 plus? In my humble opinion, it's not – and if it is – it's to the tune of £30, maybe £80 – only my personal opinion though!

    If you really love the guitar – try... £1130 including shipping, and see how you get on!

    Follow your heart buddy – not your wallet :) !!!!
     
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    You have some really good points, what puts me off is the fact I cant physically play the guitar before buying it.
    I want to be able to get my money back if I don't like it.
     
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    I understand... it is a bit of a risk not playing it before buying, but – there's little you can do there on this occasion! I do personally think however, that you probably would get your money back, certainly eventually. I just took a quick look on Reverb there, and see the same guitar – at a higher price – (probably higher because of Reverb fees) but there's 39 people watching – which is not an insignificant number of watchers – in fact I would say it is a high number. That's 39 people that are not at all put off by the price, the significantly higher price. There are probably many who were put off by the price – so won't have watched the listing, but 39 people is – regardless of any factors – not a low number... which would suggest to me the price is really not THAT far off. I would strongly suspect a 10% drop by the seller would soon see it sell.

    So... at any rate – if you were to get it for less, and didn't like it – I honestly can't imagine you would lose more than a very, very, very nominal amount – if any at all. It'll always be a rare guitar – and rare is desirable... it appears to be in (and is listed as) mint condition – so... I do think if you got it for in and around the £1100 give or take a few pounds either way – that your money would be safe enough.

    That IS only my opinion though – I'm just some randomer off the internet!! So please take what I say with a pinch of salt... – I do believe what I'm saying though, and wouldn't say it if I didn't!!

    Good luck :thumb: !!
     
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    Yikes that is a spectacular Am Std Strat. A bone stock pickguard on a American Standard should pose very little risk. I’d probably whine about my drive and petrol cost to try and get the price down but that’s a beaut!
     
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    gorgeous axe i'd buy it
     
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    Cheers everyone, I managed to get it for £1120
    Ill update after a few days of playing it
     
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    Wow.....you will never be able to get that money back if you sell.....good luck
     
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    Let's hope I like it then haha.
    Appreciate your comments.
     
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    I'm sure you'll love it!! Obviously there is a disagreement here on valuation – between myself and a couple of the others, but I am of the opinion this guitar is not going to lose you a single penny. This is a rare guitar, 1 of 100 – in a ridiculously cool colour... and it is in MINT condition, these things MEAN something – they add to the value of the guitar, this is not just another £900 used Strat – you're paying for the rare colour, and the TOP condition!! Just my opinion... – I'm delighted for you :thumb: !!!
     
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    EDIT - I am STUNNED - I thought 100% for sure the seller was lying about it being 1 of 100, but it's been verified by Fender......
     
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