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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Stratwrangler, Nov 11, 2019.

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    Oh ok so the description at the very bottom hadn't loaded when I looked but I dont think he realises the value.

    Some one should jump on this and bring it back to life if I could afford to I would definitely.
     
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    Just because it might be from the 60s doesnt mean much to me. That guitar looks like a hunk of crap in my opinion.
     
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    " I dug out a small area on the back of the body and made a stainless cover plate to hide my stash."

    WT-actual-F???? :confused:
     
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    @heltershelton yes it is now could be sorted easy enough if got deep enough pockets . Worth that just for the pickups. Would love that as a project let's see what it goes for .

    @Bazz Jass yeah I know right, no wonder he doesn't remember much of the 60s or 70s
     
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    That headstock makes no sense
     
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    Its had a new decal
     
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    Remember a fool and his money soon part company.
     
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    I ain't buyin' it.
     
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    @Bazz Jass Well ive emailed him regarding international shipping and made an offer which I think is realistic working out what I would need to do to fix it. Fix stash hole (although I did think it could be fun to clean that up insert a clear plastic cover with some fake stash as a nod to the guitars odd history and last owner), refinish , source era correct plastics although repro plastic would do to get it up and running whilst I find the right bits for not stupid money.
    I am aware obviously it would always just be a player after and have taken it into account with my offer as in my mind when done it will only be a 5- 6 k guitar, but I wouldn't get rid of it any way .
    I have a feeling that some one will offer more and strip the poor thing out in parts but I'm trying to save her at least , that's also what I emailed him assuring him the guitar would be going to one who cares.
    Not holding my breath about this happening but gotta try , could be my way into the pre CBS club instead of waiting to inherit my dads.
     
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    @Bazz Jass I have noticed you dont see many 1960 strats around plenty of 63s etc is there a reason for this ? Was it slow production for strats that year or something?
     
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    Also I am slightly concerned about the truss rod nut it seems very wound into the neck . If truss rod gone then your talking defretting ,heating the board off or some of it at the heel end at least to get at the truss rod to sort still doable but a much bigger fix then .
     
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    I'm with heltershelton, just 'cos it started life in the 60s doesn't mean it's worth money now. All you'd get for your money is a butchered body and reasonable neck. It's a partcaster where the parts are all over the place!
     
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    well.... the case has value...
     
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    @Wrighty well and genuine 60s pickups and bridge , all entitled to our opinions but in my mind the important bits are there just needs a new lease of life I hate it when these old guitars get parted out .
     
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    And @Mipstoo thanks for the vote of confidence there lol
     
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    There are definitely some part of value...
    But as a guitar there ain't not much left.

    Nevertheless, it can be awesome, a real player...

    But if I look at value... It's the case, the electronics if real, the tuners... A shame about the wood, but that has lost its value (if real)
     
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    Fair comment, could lead down a 'when is a guitar a partcaster?' rabbit hole, so we won't go there. If you get it for what you consider a good price and bring it back to what you consider an acceptable level then it'l give you a great deal of satisfaction which no one should be denied.

    Good luck, I'm sure we all look forward to seeing the results of your labours!
     
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