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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Cerb, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice score! As I mentioned in the earlier thread, they’re asking a lot more for them in my neighbourhood. Love the colour too. You really lucked out.
     
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    gjohnson441496 Strat-O-Master

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    HNGD. Thanks for sharing the story.
     
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  3. John C

    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Nice - early Plus Deluxes are hard to find; you usually find the second version (with the blue/silver/red Lace set and the ash veneers on the transparent finishes).

    As JasonSD says you'll have to search for the original version of the thumbwheel buttons as they changed them slightly in the mid-1990s.
     
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    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    the color is amazing, congrats !
     
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  5. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    Congratulations on a bestbuy and thanks for an enjoyable story
     
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  6. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever stung by a dead bee?" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I keep my eye on Xhefriguitars' site and his prices are defiantly going up.
    I got my Plus Dlx locally for $1300 three years ago, that's looking pretty good today.
     
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    3bolt79 Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD!
     
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  8. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    I think in our market $1300 is reasonable. The Plus is really a well appointed guitar and in my opinion it’s as desireable today as it was when it came out. I saw one last year for $1000 but I didn’t jump on it fast enough. It was gone before I got ahold of the seller.
     
  9. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks and thanks for the info! There is a blue one in the bridge, there's still some xolor left on that one, both the others have worn off.
    200 must be the score of the century! I thought I got a good deal but not compared to you :D
    Thanks! I had a quick check and these at least look identical:

    https://www.dv247.com/en_GB/GBP/Fen...chineheads-Brushed-Finish-/art-GIT0011618-000

    Then there are these that I suspect are identical, except for the stamped S:

    https://www.musicstore.de/de_DE/EUR...es-Locking-6L-Satin-Chrome/art-GIT0035714-000

    Finding two matching wheels would be ideal...

    Skickat från min CLT-L29 via Tapatalk
     
  10. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thank you all! I got to try it through headphones yesterday and it sounds great. It will be nice to try it for real when I get home tomorrow night!

    Skickat från min CLT-L29 via Tapatalk
     
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    Newoldguy Strat-Talk Member

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    Awesome story! Awesome Strat! With that kind of luck, you should maybe hit the casinos or play the lotery..just sayin;) enjoy that beauty! :thumb:
     
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  12. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Great looking guitar........ and I loved the story. :thumb:
     
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  13. carver

    carver Gone strangling Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Im a big fan of these guitars.

    Every single one I have played.. no matter the condition has sounded great

    I just like the idea of them

    the trem.

    the pickups

    the nut

    they are kinda the "great" strat.

    Now I get it... there are many other great strats out there that are far more traditional. but.. tradition is there because it was an evolution. new traditions are not a bad thing.
     
  14. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Oh man, Congrats! :thumb:

    We've already had two people chime in (who both own the same guitar?) from two continents apart from the third one where these were built!
     
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    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    It'd be my last this year. But It is only now that I finally hear the right kind of noise. Prob does not look pretty, but it sounds not too bad at all.
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    What a cool color!!
    HNGD!!!
     
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  17. SachaPlusDeluxe

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    Great score!! Love the colour, for that price I'd be all over it! The 89 version is my favorite, I have an 89 plus deluxe which was my number 1 Strat for a long time:

    1989 Strat.JPG
     
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  18. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    Hey, the Strat Pluses were pretty guitars but let's not pretend there was anything superspecial about them. They were mass-produced 2- 3- or 4-piece alder body production-line guitars with pretty paint. That's all. If you wanted to build a clone right now, with roller nut and locking tuners and Lace pickups, you could probably build a brand new Strat Plus replica for about $5-600.

    If you want to pay another $600 on top of that for a Fender logo to put on the headstock, well you could buy one of those on Ebay for $2.
     
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  19. SachaPlusDeluxe

    SachaPlusDeluxe Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You could say the same about any Fender Strat. You are correct that $600 would build a plus (I could probably build one for half that if I'm honest) but the values are going up on the real ones for a reason. They are very well built and have a certain mojo.
     
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  20. John C

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    Yes, those are essentially the same tuners - Fender used Schaller-made locking tuners until about 2006 or so when they switched to tuners made for them by Ping - those are the ones with the Fender "F" logo on the thumbwheel (they kept using the Schaller tuners on the Jeff Beck Strat, but American Deluxes switched to the Ping tuners).

    Schaller started making the Fender-spec tuners again about 4 years ago; they now have the "S" logo on the thumbwheel.

    But as a couple of us have mentioned Schaller changed the thumbwheel somewhat during the mid-1990s so you only want the thumbwheels you'll have to find ones from the late 1980s/early 1990s. Otherwise just go ahead and replace the entire tuner set with later models.
     
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