Pics Included: Which Guitar should I buy? '95 MIM Strat or '05 Sunburst

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by mendez, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Stratafied

    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    How did you come up with that !!!!
     
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  2. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    In my opinion, the sunburst is a pretty good deal, especially considering the case. The black is not a good deal. With that chip, I wouldn't pay $225 for the black.
     
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  3. mendez

    mendez New Member!

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    Thanks for the reply. that was my concern originally, whether or not someone removed the headstock decal.
    I contacted the sunburst owner, hopefully he hasnt sold it in the last 24 hrs.
    If I can buy it, I will definitely update the thread.
    You all have been very helpful
     
  4. StratmanNick

    StratmanNick Senior Stratmaster

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    Let us know the outcome Mendez. And more photos :D
     
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    Yeah man, grab that one if you can! Best of luck!
     
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    Usually I’m partial to black Strats with maple fretboards and white plastic. However, given the age, condition, and case...No brainer.
     
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    Update:The sunburst owner never responded, but...
    Today I found 2012 black MIM standard for sale and luckily it was local!
    I am now an owner of a black MIM standard!
    It needs a restring, but is in very good condition
    still has the protective film on the pickguard and backplate
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  8. StummerJoe

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    Congratulations and welcome! Nice first guitar. Enjoy the journey!
     
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  9. mendez

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    The sunburst owner didnt respond but I found and bought a 2012 mim black standard today.
    I posted some pictures in the thread.
     
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  10. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, I read that after I had posted. A reminder to read the thread before responding I guess LOL
    Any how, looks like you did well!
     
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    Martin Mim Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats, that is a nice looking one. Is everything original on it?
     
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  12. mendez

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    everything is original.
    Original owner too, he had it sitting around since he bought an american strat.
    Thank you for all the help!
     
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  13. myredstrat

    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    nice! now get practicing :)
     
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    I'd go for the most recent one
     
  15. Lost Sailor

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    Nice score, that black one looks great - enjoy

    I like the burst, would have been a good one -- here's mine PICT0093.jpg
    It's a 2000 MIM with 2 Pure Vintage '65s and a dual rail that will go when I get a different single coil bridge pup
     
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    That's a really nice looking guitar you got there + buying local is always the most convenient way. :)
    HNGD now go and play the hell out of it :cool:
     
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    Congratulations on your purchase. Glad you found one local, she looks great. Enjoy.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the Strat fraternity and enjoy your new guitar.
     
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    Sunburst.........no comparison
     
  20. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    MIM Squiers are easily identified:

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