Strat Repair / Should I keep

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by riocoolnes, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. bikehomero

    bikehomero Strat-Talker

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    The frets in the last fotos are looking good to me.
     
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  2. mschafft

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    Invested or got ripped off there. Not sure it translated into any added value to this guitar which the OP doesn't quite seem to bond with... Sometimes one has to move on and it's better to upgrade to the right guitar now than have to sell this one on the used market a few months from now with little understanding of said market apparently.

    Assuming the American Professional is new there will be no need to shell out more cash for any help or advice the OP might need as the shop should be willing to help the buyer of a new instrument free of charge for a set up, an informed Q/A, potential high frets, etc.
     
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  3. rockon1

    rockon1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah Im not seeing it- especially in such a blurry pic. He added some more pics. To me it appears the fret job was done but with poor finishing. (polishing). Again could be wrong- only looking at a couple pics that arent blurry.
     
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  4. Audiowonderland

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    The point is why piss more money Away when the issue is fixable
     
  5. The_Whale

    The_Whale Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    How about some photos of the first few frets.

    (the frets that get the most wear)

    What is the name of the shop you trusted that replaced the frets?
     
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  6. mschafft

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    I would not call paying extra to move from a used Standard to a new current Pro model that. It's for the OP to see if he wants to upgrade or not.
     
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  7. Audiowonderland

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    The 400 he spent for the work is then wasted for nothing...
     
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  8. mschafft

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    Yes, that's what this whole thread is about. Dude, I gave the OP advice on what I think he might want to do. Give him your advice and let's move on...
     
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  9. riocoolnes

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    Here you go thank you so much.
     

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  10. riocoolnes

    riocoolnes Strat-Talk Member

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    Will call the tech at around 5. Im actually leaning towards keeping. I think i'm overreacting, I'll make my decision after speaking to him! I will post update in a few hours.
     
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  11. riocoolnes

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    I don't want to hurt store reputation especially if they did nothing wrong. I want to be 100% sure they did something wrong, so i will wait. And even if they did maybe they will fix it! but if they don't yall will hear about it!
     
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    Those aren't very good photos; can't really tell much.
     
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  13. Audiowonderland

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    My advice is get the screw up who did that shoddy work to fix it so the investment in the work has value. If you turn around and trade it you waste 400 bucks.
     
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  14. riocoolnes

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    Ok I'm going to drive to the store right now. He said he will wipe the frets down a little more and more sure it is intonated. Let's hope that this is it! Will update as we go. It's amazing to see how much you guys want to help it's awesome!
     
  15. Rufustelestrat

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    Wipe them down. Wow how generous. Is he going to fix the issues or just shine you on with more BS?
     
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    Hi, @riocoolnes

    I would ask tech whether he actually did refret and if shop has receipt for fretwire.
     
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    Tough "initiation" for a newbie!! I can feel the frustration!! Good luck.
     
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  18. riocoolnes

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    I hope he does! I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt! I'm a newbie when it comes to gear. It might be everything is good and i'm just not on a level to understand that!

    I hope i don't get charged more lol.
     
  19. metrokosmiko

    metrokosmiko Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes. You could've got a used American Professional for 1k, actually. Not uncommon on Reverb.

    I've never played an American Standard but my American Professional is outstanding.
     
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  20. rafasounds

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    Looks like the frets are lacking a bit of that characteristic shine after a complete refret.
     
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