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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Dodo, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Dodo

    Dodo New Member!

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    I dont know if im allowed to post these here but i need some advice...
    Ok so on my local guitar selling website a guy posted about a fender copy that he made...
    He says the body is ash and the neck is maple,
    The pickups are:
    BRIDGE: Seymour Duncan SVR-1b Vintage rails Humbucker
    MIDDLE: DiMarzio True Velvet DP175
    NECK: DiMarzio True Velvet DP175
    and he is selling it for around 500$
    I think the guitar looks very cool but im pretty new to strats and guitars in general so could you take a look at the pictures and say if everything looks ok?
     

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  2. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ask what kind of neck and body.....Have him take it apart so you can see if it is worth it.....
     
  3. Dodo

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    The body is ash and the neck is maple
     
  4. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Who makes the body and neck?

    Is it a Fender body? Warmoth Neck?
     
  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    it looks pretty solid to me, but i dont think its a fender. it may be something he put together.
     
  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    To me it's not worth $500, but I don't know who made the parts, how well they fit together or if the guitar is playable. If the construction of the guitar is as good as the paint job, I'd pass.
     
  7. Dodo

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    I asked him who made the body if its a squire body or something and he said that the body is custom made
    This is the description he gave of the guitar on the selling page:

    Body: swamp ash.

    The body has no structural damage , process of relicing done carefully , then all protected by varnish . Vintage cut .
    Neck: maple , light relic , a new , first built . Medium jumbo frets , 22 frets , standard Squier pins, skunk stripe .

    Hardware : bronze vintage style tremolo bridge . It gives extra sustain and richer sound . Reliced aged white pickguard and cap knobs .

    Electronics:
    BRIDGE : Seymour Duncan SVR - 1b Vintage Rails Humbucker
    MIDDLE : DiMarzio DP175 True Velvet
    NECK : DiMarzio DP175 True Velvet

    The body and neck of the guitar are new , but reliced . The combination of a single coil size humbucker in the bridge position and two wonderful classic DiMarzio True Velvet magnet in middle and neck position it is possible to have the sound of the blues to hard rock music
     
  8. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Way overpriced worth £150 or so at best and then only as parts.
     
  9. Dodo

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    So you guys think its not worth it at that price?
     
  10. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 Deeply Shy. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    hey, man

    welcome :) . if the neck is Squier/he didn't make that part, i feel his price is over-inflated. like if seller can't tell you/verify which company so you know what getting.
     
  11. hippychip

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    I wouldn't pay more than $100 for that thing.
     
  12. cliffenstein

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    "Relic" body and super light neck.

    No way.
     
  13. bluenote23

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    The problem with a guitar like this is that you'll lose a large part of what you paid if ever you get tired of it and want to sell it.

    The neck, with a round heel like that, might be a Warmouth but it's not Fender or even Squier. So there is not much on that guitar that is even 'Fender' and when it comes time to sell, that will make it a very difficult sale.

    You can buy a used MIM Fender for that price so it has tough competition.

    Buying used has the advantage of being less expensive than buying new. But the counterbalance to that is that you need to study up (meaning spend some time and don't forget, time often equals money) on guitar specs and the used guitar market in general if you want to make an intelligent buy.
     
  14. Paperback Rocker

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    I'd avoid that like the plague.
     
  15. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Overpriced in my view. He's either trying to get every penny that he spent on it, back in his pocket. Or, there might be markup for more profit on top of that.

    Pointing that out to him may be taken as an insult. If you want the guitar, offer a much more reasonable/lower price. Tell him what you think it's worth and don't budge much above that amount if you want to be like a good Kentucky horse trader.

    I would look at it in person/play it before offering you go/no go advice.
     
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