Is this a real Protone? [HELP]

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by ZelX, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. ZelX

    ZelX New Member!

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    Found this in the store and took some pictures, it's listed for 220 just wanted to make sure it's the real deal before picking it up, also is 220 a good price for this? pro.jpg prk.jpg Up.jpg View attachment 498753
     
  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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  3. california2020

    california2020 Strat-Talker

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    I agree, it seems a nice pro tone to me. Also 220$ is a good price in my opinion!
     
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  4. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    It looks like the gold hardware has seen better days.....but for that price....jump on it if it plays well....
     
  5. DJGranite

    DJGranite Senior Stratmaster

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    Go back and get it now.
    Not tomorrow, Now.
     
  6. BuffaloHound

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    I can’t speak to the validity of the model, but I can say that guitar is filthy. As in very dirty. No good pics of the lower frets but I can see that the 12th fret needs a crown, so it’s fair to assume the entire lower register needs a crown and level. Otherwise your intonation will always be weird unless you just play cowboy chords.
     
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    Bakelite1 Strat-Talker

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    Pro Tones have such a cool back story! Epic!
     
  8. cpage86

    cpage86 Strat-Talker

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    That is legit. I used to have one just like it. It was a great guitar, but not as mythical as some people describe. The price is crap for the condition it is in. I'd offer lower $150 and see if they'd take it. If it was clean $220 would be a great deal.
     
  9. Wound_Up

    Wound_Up Custom Title Silver Member

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    There's no way possible you can see that in those blurry pics. None. You'd need at least HD pics and likely 4k to make that determination.

    And these are far from 4k. There ain't a single crisp line in that picture and not nearly enough detail to say a certain fret needs crowning. Much less the rest of em.

    That'd be like me claiming I can tell for certain that the low E is a .058"

    That's absolutely impossible with what's in the pics.

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  10. BuffaloHound

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    look at how the light hits the frets. Seems fairly obvious to me.
     
  11. stratlt

    stratlt Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Legit! I used to sell a lot of them in a guitar store. It was in 1997-2000 ...