I think I want to buy this 60's junk - talk me out of it. Or into it.

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Apparently everyone, myself included, is under the impression that the one in the link is what the OP was referring to buying. I just reread the original post and that link is just to show another guitar for reference. How much is the seller asking for the one you're looking at?
     
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    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yes, you are correct...at least between 10 to 15 years ago....is when I sold them....being left handed, they were of no use to me except for the art factor...they are great looking guitars and I had 7 or 8 of them hanging on the walls....

    When it came time to do something different, I tried to sell the guitars, but kept getting offers of $50, $75, etc....so I figured what the hay...the individual parts actually sold fast....
     
  3. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    OH... I was wondering about that. The one I actually posted about would be $50.
     
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    knh555 Most Honored Senior Member

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    If you think it's $50 plus whatever for parts/work worth of entertainment to make it a unique, playable guitar, why not?
     
  5. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Thinking it's $50, plus $100 in used or non-premium parts. But it might need a neck... that would make it a $50 body purchase. Still not a bad deal - if it fits a strat or tele neck.

    But at $150, I could probably buy something that's playable... although with a lot less mojo.
     
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    Jimi Lightning Most Honored Senior Member

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    Scale length might be an issue...
    Remember the bodies are normally thin not sure on that model)
     
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    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Incredible really as they look exactly the same as the Woolworths "Audition" guitars that were sold cheaply over here and generally derided at the time.

    Strange how the "coolness" factor can cost so much.
     
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  8. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

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    :D
     
  9. outcast

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    It is a partscaster. Lotus neck on a kingston body. Those particular maple Lotus necks were the best part of most Lotus strats (not that they were great, but better than normal entry level...gig level)...several different headstock shapes....& the maple fretboard may be laminated onto the maple neck. Those korean made samick one piece maple necks aren't bad.
     
  10. aviamsi

    aviamsi Senior Stratmaster

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    Just buy it :p
     
  11. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen Strat-Talker

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    Nah, Hondo and Lotus were separate brands. Hondo was a brand of Texas based IMC, and first appeared in 1969. Samick did make guitars for Hondo. The brand lasted into the late '80s, and went inactive after IMC bought Charvel. It's been revived a couple of times under different owners.
     
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    Sixstringer107 Strat-O-Master

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    Absolutely agree.
     
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    Sixstringer107 Strat-O-Master

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    In the late 70s I had a "Concert" brand guitar that looked similar. It was like $59.99 at Jewelcor, lol.
     
  14. Stevn

    Stevn Senior Stratmaster

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    Don’t do it. It looks hopeless.
    For instance is the wood even wood?
    Do cockroaches live under the pickups?
    The string looks like dental floss.
    It will take $300 in mods to fix it.
    Buy a Dream axe instead.
     
  15. Impulsive guppy

    Impulsive guppy Strat-O-Master Silver Member

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    Top ten reasons not to buy this guitar

    • Are you opening a museum or playing guitar?
    • there is one hanging on the wall at the Cracker Barrel next to an old rake
    • It has noiseless pickups. Literally, they make no sound.
    • It’s fake
    • Cooties
    • No locking tuners or Floyd Rose
    • poly finish
    • It’s a signature model - for Stevie T
    • Too late, Joe Bonamassa already bought it - to feed to his other guitars
    • Running low on turd polish
     
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    rossmon Strat-Talk Member

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    What a rip… there’s so many better choices for almost $400!
     
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    gogaterz Strat-Talk Member

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    Save your money. We've all invested in a cheap guitar, fixed it up, played it a few times, then realized it sounded bad and played bad, dumped it or traded it and never made what we put into it in time and money. From the many times I've done things like that, I could've purchase a good quality American made Fender that looks, good, sounds good, and retains it's value. Plus you can mod the heck out of a Strat with pickups if you have the itch to play around with changing something. Keep all the original parts though.......trust me on that.
     
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    BlazberryStrat New Member!

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    I'm guessing that neck is the original. I say this because the guitar looks a lot like the guitars that Gibson's store (not "Gibson" - Gibson's general store) used to hang above the entrance and exit doors during the 60's - 70's. They usually had two or three that would hang there, and they usually were $50 - $100 guitars. The pickup looks like the one's that the old dime store "Silvertone's" used to sport. >>RUN! AND DON'T LOOK BACK!<<
     
  20. StratUp

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    It's $50. The link is to something comparable for info purposes, not the listing.