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Not bad deal on a 63/64 guard...

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Bazz Jass, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Bazz Jass

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    At the price I'll take two...:eek:
     
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    Am I the only one here who thinks prices for "vintage" worn out and broken pieces are stupidly ridiculous? That guard has shrunk and will not fit properly on any guitar...look at the screw hole above the neck pickup route. Mix that with the worn out p'up height screw hole and you have a completely broken and useless guard. For $800 I would buy an entire guitar that I could play.


    Edit: Sorry if this offends someone but I really don't get it. Power of the internet making the world so much smaller maybe?

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    Uhmmmmm....?
    Perhaps I would do well "parting-out" my 64...?

    Wonder what I can get for a single height adjustment screw?

    You guys that think that $175 is too low?
     
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    You're undercutting yourself. Ask $360 and take tge first offer of $320. Trust me, it won't take long. Lol

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    I like your thinking!
     
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    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Do I have to show you guys Eddies Vegas's piece of pickup wire masking tape again.....? :confused:
     
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    There is a gloria 55 piece of masking tape for 250 on reverb right now lol I'd buy this guard, but after the last fiasco I think I'll just stick with the repro you recommended.
     
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    No you're not.

    The people who buy that **** are the sames one who pay $75 for an old capacitor for their tone control knob.
     
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    No, you're not. I wouldn't pay the price of a new one for it.
     
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    **runs to get the varnish and sander**
     
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  12. Bazz Jass

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    Haha you guys.

    Yes, ridiculous prices all round. But I did post this in the preCBS section, where these kind of prices live.

    There are probably a lot of people (not all) that would think $6000 was a great price for a preCBS strat. If that hypothetical strat was parted out, it would be interesting to see how the value was divvied up between the parts. Not talking about parting it out to sell for more money. I mean exactly $6000 divided by all the parts of the guitar. Would be interesting....
     
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    Yeah, @Believer7713 , you are not the only one. Those things shrink and distort, and the holes won’t line up. Charging that amount for a piece of plastic, just because it’s old, turns me off. It’s a cork-sniffery thing to spend money on. Too bad it won’t work.
     
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    Dey dont maik em like dey youz to...
     
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    At that price I'll take a whole guitar. :D
     
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    You all need to see things in perspective. If someone is willing to pay +15k for a guitar then they are likely to pay 750 for a pickguard as well. On top of that, take into consideration that there is scarcity for some of these parts and you get these staggering amounts.

    Also, if someone is planning to scam someone out of +15k, then 750 is also a small investment.

    The parts market is thriving. Player grade issue guitars are parted out only because the parts sell for these high prices and the sum surpasses the intrinsic value of the guitar. Often to people who want to return to their guitar to specs.

    Is it ridiculous? That depends on the disposable income of people. If you're used to buying guitars in the 300-1500$ range, it probably is.

    A piece of tape is different than a pickguard. The pickguard may not be essential to the sound, but it's a very important visual aspect of these old guitars. Also, there is no good reproduction in terms of look and feel. But yes, they shrink and warp. And yes, if not stored correctly over the years or not being screwed to a guitar over some years, they likely need modifications to fit to an existing guitar. Or the guitar itself needs modification to be able to fit it.

    And to answer @Bazz Jass initial question. It seems indeed a 'good' deal on this real vintage pickguard. Since most were listed for close to double and very clean ones for even more.
     
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    Of course it's not limited to vintage strats or even guitars.

    My wife has a cult classic vintage car and you wouldn't believe what genuine parts cost for that!
     
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    At least you both have a fetish... ;)
     
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    And a REALLY nice used one at that.
     
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