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Strat Plus Deluxe value?

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  1. Cerb

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    I think I usually have a pretty good idea of what guitars are worth but the interest on the Strat Plus has been so low that I think I may have completely missed the mark. I figured $1200 was a good starting point, I'm not expecting to get that much but I didn't think it would be that far off. Looking at reverb it seems reasonable. It's biggest flaw is that two thumbscrews are missing from the locking tuners. Maybe I should replace the tuners?

    I wasn't expecting a load of offers by now but comparing to other ads I've had this one has less than half the number of views they usually do after the same time on line.
     
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    The average completed sale value for the Plus in the UK is £800, so maybe $1,000 might be more realistic. Depends how quickly you want to sell it?
     
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    Yeah, $1000 is what I expect to get.
     
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    Where do you find the statistics?
     
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    I have an Ebay shop, photo gear and guitars.
     
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    I say replace those thumb screws if you can't so you don't have to sell it for less than necessary. 1200 is on the high side, depends if it's a rare finish too. Those fancy metallic ones go like butter at that price.
     
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    Yeah it's blue pearl burst so a blue/black metallic burst.
     
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    Looks like this

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    Gorgeous, fix the tuners and take some nice pictures to show off the nice finish because that's what draws people in, and I think you have good chances at 1050-1100
     
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    Thanks! Man, that looks mint! No, I won't undersell, if it comes to that I'll keep it :)
     
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    Looks great ld buy it if l just had any money ....ld say 1000 is fair for everyone involved
     
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    Yeah, that's kind of what I expect to get :)
     
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    Easiest way to establish the sale value of anything is to put it in eBay with no reserve. Whatever it sells for is what the market thinks it is worth.
     
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    You should fix it before sell it. I sold a very very worn Strat plus in the same finish with di Marzio pick ups for like $860 shipped. And it was totally worth it That’s a fairly more desirable finish, so you’re Guitar should be on the high side of Strat plus Value considering it’s in very good condition. Auctions are great when at least two people really really want it, but that’s not always the case.
     
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    If my memory serves me right, it wasn’t too long ago you had a NGD post about that guitar. Why are you parting with it so soon? Just curious.
     
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    Yes, January I think. I have another strat, a 1977 that is my no1 guitar. The Strat Plus had a place in the stable with its slightly hotter pickups, more modern sound and a usable bridge pup, it still sounds like a strat though. Last week I got an SG with P90's that fills that spot and brings more to the table without overlapping the other strat. I'm trying to keep my guitar count to 4, I'm now at 5 so one will go :)
     
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    Those tuners should fit. I think that Schaller makes those thumbwheels available as a replacement part; you could check with them prior to buying a new set. For some reason I have a vague recollection that Schaller changed the thumbwheels slightly on those tuners in the mid-1990s, which would mean that the current replacement parts wouldn't fit the older tuners. But it might be worth contacting Schaller to make sure before ordering an entire new set.
     
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    You are correct, this one's too old for the replacement wheels. A new set of tuners is around $70 so it's not too bad.
     
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