Strat Parts?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by jpmist, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    It's been 4, 5 years since I put my two partscasters together which I'm still happy with. I recall at the time it was pretty easy to find bodies, necks and pickups of all types and conditions offered but lately I'll do a search on say, Robert Cray Stratocaster neck and find nothing.

    Anybody else notice used parts getting harder to find lately? Is this a covid lockdown thing or is just a natural ebb and flow?
     
  2. MartinC

    MartinC Strat-Talker

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    Covid effect. Supply chains disrupted + lots of people pursuing hobbies
     
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  3. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks, but yikes. I'd guess the inventory I was used to 5 years ago has dropped by 70-80%.

    Maybe time to sell off one of the idle partcasters piece by piece
     
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  4. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member

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    be patient and stay vigilant

    Good stuff pops up all the time and it goes very quickly.

    I just scored a '93 Strat Plus neck for $325.
     
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    =KARMA= Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, most definitely.

    As someone else pointed out recently, Strat bodies and necks in particular don’t seem to hang around for too long on The Stratosphere web site.

    I was watching a loaded Strat body on their eBay store and it sold in the 30 minutes that I was browsing their inventory.
     
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