Pristine 1964 strat

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by cglasford, Jul 16, 2021.

  1. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    I have friends who have just bought a £2m fixer-upper 14 bedroom, 15th century manor in the English countryside because they're 50, retired and bored and need a project. If they felt like a mint 64 strat it would be nothing to them in terms of buying something.

    They are the loveliest people and best friends to my wife and I. They fly us to the UK to visit. I think I'll mention this guitar....
     
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  2. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Censored

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    Nay, you should mention the guitar and that you've got a birthday coming up. Plant the seeds!
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  3. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    I'm a '64 myself and pretty sure could not get that much for me.
     
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  4. Deathray

    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    Ditto. I probably wouldn’t fetch MIM resale:p
     
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  5. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Why have something just to look at?
     
  6. clydethecat

    clydethecat Senior Stratmaster

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    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    That ‘54 tho’
     
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  8. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Most Honored Senior Member

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  9. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    I am willing to bet that a current top-of-the-line Stratocaster is an objectively better - defined as more playable/better sounding - guitar.

    But this one is rare.
     
  10. Sureshot33

    Sureshot33 Strat-Talker

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    If I had that kind of bank and wanted that, I'd buy it and play the **** out of it. That pristine strat deserves it.
     
  11. stylemessiah

    stylemessiah Strat-Talker

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    I'd still rather have a partscaster

    I'll leave those mainstream Fenders to the blues lawyers

    Not....
     
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  12. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    I am never offended at a good lawyer joke as most are kind of true. But I also laugh whenever I read stuff where people think lawyers are financially well off. Sure, some are wealthy, but most of the lawyers I've known and worked with are middle class at best. A lot are relatively poor and a whole lot work their tail off just to get by. A kid with an engineering degree will typically start off with a much higher salary than a new lawyer. I have a friend in high school that started working as a machinist when he graduated in 1979. Over his life--and in many single years--he has made far more money than I ever have. Of course it helped that he got in at a good company, with profit sharing. My friends who have managed to make a career in equipment sales, make more than most lawyers. But let's face it, if you spend 45 years in sales, you are pretty good at it or you probably would have washed out years ago.

    Oh well, I do have a PRS, so at least part of the myth is true !! But I'll never have the extra disposable income to buy a good vintage Strat (at least not unless I also have the income to pay alimony).

    But I do love to make fun of rich doctors !!!

    Now, back to your regularly programmed original post .....
     
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  13. Howdot

    Howdot Strat-Talk Member

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    I bought my first vintage guitar (well not quite true my 12 string accoustic wasn't vintage when I bought it in 1967) a Fender Coronado Xii because of Covid . I bought it to play and even though I am still a beginner how fun is it to know I have a historically important guitar that is a player and I am not afraid to take out of its case. If only I could do it justice.

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  14. Howdot

    Howdot Strat-Talk Member

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    Being a retired lawyer who toiled the majority of his career as a government attorney working for the state, this comment is so true, sometimes I wish I became a chiropracter (not) I would be much wealthier and certainly could afford nice vintage strats, but I definitely enjoy my recent vintage Mexican Strat and Tele.
     
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  15. cglasford

    cglasford Strat-Talk Member

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    very odd indeed!
     
  16. turfdoc

    turfdoc Strat-Talk Member

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    My Tele is named ICOF (in case of fire)....that must be its cousin.