Is this is a good deal?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by SonOfLerome, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    I didn't correct nothing. The quote is verbatim. I disagree with you. I pointed out why. Deal with it, or don't. I thought your encouragement, "You can do it", was darned decent though.

    The whole cornfield thing is childish in my book. I don't play that game or care who does. Hard to believe that's how a 61 year old man behaves.:rolleyes:
     
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  2. GitGeek

    GitGeek Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    No one is doubting the cost of shipping, domestic or intl., but for someone with $500 to spend, the shipping on this particular one is a deal-breaker. Also I had no idea what "picking nits" meant. I googled you're term and it means nit picking. At least in the U.S. that's what is said. I've never heard picking nits, and so for the record, I was simply pointing out it would not be a $500 purchase based on where it is located but rather closer to mid $600. That is a notable and sizeable difference, not a slight or what I would consider a nit picking difference.
     
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  3. fezz parka

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    FWIW...there's a guy selling a MIJ for 750 in Sacramento on CL...and while probably a good guitar, isn't comparable to that one in Japan. :D
     
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  5. SonOfLerome

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    Yep. I’m 15, but I’m
    hoping to list some old stuff I have today on reverb, which should net me around 250$. Thanks for all of your suggestions. :)
     
  6. Guitarmageddon

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  7. SonOfLerome

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    Classic 50's.
    Classic Vibe 50's.
     
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  9. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Nothing...there isn't anything unless you go up in price.....Classic Vibe has all the vintage looks but modern playability, and is nearly as good in quality......CV is not vintage 7.25" radius, it's 9.5" and has larger frets and slightly narrower spacing at the bridge.....
     
  10. SonOfLerome

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    How far up would I have to go to get something faithful to 54 spec
     
  11. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    You'd have to buy a real 1954.......I'm serious.....

    'Vintage reissue' guitars don't have the same specs, never the same 1950s nitro finish because certain chemicals are banned, never the same exact contours, pickups, etc.......

    Even a Fender 1954 AVRI reissue which is like probably $1500+ Canadian used is still not faithful to all 1954 specs.....

    And Fender Japan isn't because it's thick polyurethane finishes on 99% of the guitars....like the one you're asking about.....

    Fender Japan never used the right neck shapes, they were all over, a '57 can have a soft V, it can have a thin modern C, etc.....
     
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  12. SonOfLerome

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    Maybe I’ll steal a car real quick.
     
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  13. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Honestly, I think Classic Vibe Squier stuff is like 90% as good as the Fender Japan, and that's saying a lot. You could buy a stock brand new Classic Vibe 50s or 60s for like 600-ish canadian with tax or look for one used around 350-450 used....and it will have most of the vintage looks, and play and sound great in your hand....the necks are a bit of a step above the Squier India neck you have now.....
     
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    Yeah, I suppose so.But I’m the type that likes to see fender on the headstock I guess.
     
  15. Guitarmageddon

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    I'm the kind of guy who is happier having SQUIER and EPIPHONE over Fender or Gibson lol it makes me proud to show off to the world how great they are, I've been asked at gigs and open mic nights 'what is that Strat it sounds and looks great?' I say 'Squier' they say 'no way!' then I put it in their hands.....

    If you need Fender.....it might be hard to find....BUT.....I'm suggesting this model....

    Made in Mexico Classic Series 50s, made from 1998 until like 2018.......probably about like $800 or so Canadian used if you can find one......

    all the right specs except it has a modern poly finish......but everything else vintage-ish.....small frets, 7.25" fretboard radius, soft V neck, wider 2 7/32" bridge spacing.....correct wider 50s 12th dot spacing, right logo, right tuners.....
     
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    Truss rod unknown? Pretty big deal.
     
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    Thank you so much for everything. Best guy on the platform!
     
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