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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by KoreGeneral, Jan 12, 2021.
Hey, how much is this body worth?
No idea on the price....but it sure looks pretty....
30 thousand US dollars
You could head to stratosphere to get an idea.
A brand-new replacement would be around $350 in my estimation because it's for a sig model. The American Std. body I used for my Gilmour Red set me back $250.
How does a body like this finish up for sale ‘by itself’?
I'm thinking of selling it because it's not my color. Not really into sunburst. I thought it would grow on me.
It's an interesting one because of the reverse tremolo route. It's not common, so people who want one may pay a premium, but that also means finding your target audience will be tough. Maybe post it on an SRV fan site.
Because of that, I'd also suggest selling it with the reverse tremolo installed. Most right-handed players aren't going to have a left-handed tremolo in their parts boxes. But then if it's the model I'm thinking of, the bridge isn't nickel/chrome finished, so you want the boat and neck plate to match... maybe even the machine heads ... and you're down a rabbit hole and may as well sell the guitar intact.
On the flip side, what are you planning to replace it with? A custom body with the reverse tremolo route?
A duplicate of that body, painted, from Warmoth is in the $400 range, plus shipping. $250-300 is probably the right range.
So a warmoth is worth more than an official fender product?
Warmoth's new retail prices are typically more than used Fender equivalents... but that doesn't necessarily mean they are worth more ("eye of the beholder" etc.).
I think you may get $350 with little enough effort, if these (mostly) recent sold examples are anything to go by:
You *may* get more – if you're the only one selling, but... hopefully the above might give you some idea – .
Is that you, lockness monster?
Fender gets $250 for MiM bodies, and $250-$350 for MiM necks.
Their US necks start at $500 and go up from there, so if available, a US body would likely start at $450-500 as well... much more for a sig model
But in this case, it's really not worth much.
It can't be legally built up into an SRV model and sold unless it is a replacement body for an existing SRV model.
$450 is where Stratosphere seems to be on bare bodies from US models, and about $380 for bare Vintera MiM bodies.
It’s new. However little, the one you’re selling is used. If I bought that Warmoth body today, and went to sell it in a week, it would sell for 250-300. Also, remember, Warmoth is (or at least was) an authorized Fender replacement part manufacturer.
It looks like I got a pretty good deal on my Am Std. body then. The neck was quite spendy, but then again, it came from a particular model with only a two-year run that's become something of an in-demand item on the used market.
Yes and no.
"Licensed" /= "Authorized replacement part"
Licensed simply means that they are paying a royalty to Fender for the use of their trademarked shapes/designs.
They do NOT have the right to apply a Fender decal or other trademarked term to those parts.
Notice that on body shapes, they do not use the Fender trademarked names... the Semi-hollowbody is "Mooncaster", and is identical to the CBS era Starcaster.
Allparts has a similar deal.
Warmoth parts are indeed high quality and many thousands of fantastic guitars have been built using their parts, but they are not going to be used by a Fender repair center for a warranty repair. Those parts come only from Fender, and will carry the Fender decal legitimately.
I just saw this on eBay and put it on my watchlist while I think about it. I’m only in to colored bursts, I have a Blood Orange Burst LP, but I like the extra dark color of this one.
The asking price was the cause for my hesitation, I figured $300 was my sweet spot. I’m sure the LH Trem would drive me nuts so I’d probably never put an arm on it, but I’d have to find a Trem before I could make an offer.
In this state, it being an SRV is probably an impediment to a sale.