MIM Strat 2009 - What's it worth?

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  1. snsn

    snsn Strat-Talk Member

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    My shop has a 2009 MIM which they're selling for $500.
    It's in good shape, body , neck , frets.
    However, the tuners and saddle have corrosion on them.
    It's been restrung and set up, feels very nice in hand, sounds good too.
    I can't seem to find any reviews for this year , just wondering your thoughts on it and what's it worth?
    Thanks!
     

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  2. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    Not a great price, but with today's sellers, not a bad price either.....if you like it, go for it....

    Maybe try to get a little discount, if possible....can't hurt to ask....

    As for the corrosion, a couple of wipes with #0000 grade steel wool will clean them up nicely....

    Best of luck on your decision....
     
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    I dig the '08 - '12's (I'd push for less than 5)

     
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    Way back before the internet, we went to music stores and talked to people and played what they had in stock, new and used. If we didn't find something we liked there, we looked around until something came up in want ads or other stores that spoke to us. We haggled, traded, and kept at it until we had the one we wanted.

    Then we did it all over again.

    I don't know why things are different now, but if you want to do it the old way it's not that hard.
     
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    LOSTVENTURE Senior Stratmaster

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    I would try to haggle that price down, maybe $100 or so. All of the corodded parts you mention can easily be replaced. .
     
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    Honestly the market is so fudged up that it’s hard to tell what is market value anymore. 500 is what it cost new, I wouldn’t pay more than 400 personally.

    nothing rare about these guitars. If you pass on this one, you’ll encounter dozens like it.
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    Three years ago I bought a 2011 through CL for $350. It came with a Gator tweed case.

    It was a really solid, sweet sounding guitar. Probably still is, but I sold it in a fit of impatience. I miss those ceramic pickups.

    A 2008 is gonna be similar, assuming it's in good shape. I'd have a hard time with $500 and I'd try to negotiate it down $100, but in the current market that's about as good as it's gonna get. You're gonna like the guitar either way, I imagine.
     
  8. snsn

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    Thanks appreciate the info...I've looked on reverb and ebay nothing is under 500 and most are 550-700! What year did the Standard become a Player?
    I think the used market is going crazy for the same reason used cars are !
     
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    About three years ago i paid $350 for my nearly mint '08 chrome red MIM but prices really have gone up since then. I had considered selling it and was going to ask $450, with Tex Mex pickups installed.

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    Really nice in that color...the one I'm looking at is white ...very classic!
     
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    JohnMac Strat-O-Master

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    Love white Strats!
     
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    The Player Series came out in 2018...a much different guitar. Maybe no better or worse, but different...2 point trem, big heavy block, 22 frets. Not much yet in color choice, lol.
     
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    It's not 2018 now so those $350 or less MIM Strats in decent, unmodded, condition are an extremely rare find. $500 to $600 is a much more common price range now, given the price of new Fender's, new and used inventory shortages (which seem to be easing a bit) and rapidly rising inflation. Of course, it's always worth trying to negotiate a lower price.
     
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    Thanks for all the help. I can buy it for $475. Besides the corrosion on the tuners and saddle is there anything else you suggest I need to check?
    It's from a reputable store and they have gone over it when restringing it. Were there any particular model types in 2009?
     
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    Fret wear.

    Modifications.

    Since you see corrosion, other environmental damage.
     
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    JRSIV Stuck in the Middle Position Silver Member

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    It's been pretty surprising how much MIM Strat's have increased in price on the secondary market. The last new guitar I bought before this year was a Squier Classic Vibe 60's Strat in 2009.

    I got it at my local Sam Ash here in Vegas for $300. They had it listed at $359 but I haggled it down, and one of my points was that MIM's just a few years old were going for $300 on ebay, etc. (which was totally true).

    So while a dozen years later a new 60's CV Strat is about $80-100 more, the used MIM's have nearly doubled in price. They are great guitars and at $300 it's an obscene steal, but it's still interesting to see how the increase in prices on the used market totally varies.
     
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    Since you have played it and like it, that’s a good deal!
    No shipping hassle, and if something isn’t right you can take it to them.
    Worth the premium, in my opinion.
     
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    This is really a good bit of advice. As the prices of new guitars go up, the used market follows in suit.

    At this point, $500 is not a bad price either way if it turns out to be a good guitar that fits with the person buying it. Honestly, if I like a guitar and it’s the right guitar for me, I will even pay a bit of a premium. It has to be a good one though that I truly believe I’ll regret not buying later down the road. I buy very few guitars, and I consider very carefully where I spend my money.
     
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    It would have to be in perfect shape at $500.
     
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