Price my Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by GhostJam47, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    The premium components are what pushed it to $450 for me, because I can sell them and get back some money. Take them off, and it's $375-$400.

    The only reason why I think it is worth that much is because of the color.

    If it were black, I think you'd be lucky to get $300-$325.

    It happens to be a beautiful guitar. I hope it sounds and plays as nicely as it looks.
     
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  2. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's definitely a plus. It raises the comfort level for the buyer knowing a reputable shop did the work. Doesn't work against the limits on the pool of buyers but definitely helps close the deal when you find that one that wants your mods.

    Keeping the original parts is always the smartest move. A buyer would be more inclined to take a chance, and maybe pay a little more, to check out some neat and unique feature, knowing that they could always revert it to stock if they wished.

    You'd probably still get more restoring it and selling the parts yourself, but if you just wanted to be done with it, you'd almost certainly get more for it that way. Presuming of course all the mods are reversible.
     
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  3. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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  4. GhostJam47

    GhostJam47 Strat-Talker

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    frets***
     
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  5. Willmunny

    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    +1
     
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  6. Sureshot33

    Sureshot33 Strat-Talker

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    Btw- that's a nice strat. Right up my alley.
     
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  7. train

    train Owner operator Silver Member

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    Nice build. Add the sum of the parts ( used market) and that’s what she is worth usually . But no one knows , there may be somewhere a person looking for this. I would rather build my own personal custom and most cats who knows what you got will build their own also.
     
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