Strat value

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Pete, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Pete

    Pete New Member!

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    Hi everybody
    I have a Stratocaster from 1966.
    I am considering selling it, but have no idea what it is worth.
    Can anybody help?
    Pete
     
  2. johnreardon

    johnreardon Senior Stratmaster

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    Pete

    it's a difficult question for anybody to answer, without knowing more details such as originality, condition etc.

    60's guitars are collectable, however CBS took over Fender in 1965, so pre 66 guitars tend to fetch more than those produced in the early days of CBS.

    The Blue book (8th Edition) values a 66 Strat as between $2500 -$5500, depending on condition

    By contrast the earlier 60's Strats are valued between $4500-$12000

    Having said that, any 60's Strat will appreciate in value as the earlier ones get harder to find.

    Take a look at the following sites.

    http://www.provide.net/~cfh/fender.html

    http://www.provide.net/~cfh/value.html

    If it was me I would keep it. Wish I hadn't sold my 63 Strat back in 1980 :x
     
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    Well my book is an older one, I think the 9th or 10th is out. ;)

    Anyway, no one has bought the one on the bay..yet, at that BIN
     
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    Nah...I'm not so sure it'll go for quite thaaat price...but I did see a 100% '62 go for about 28K
     
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    Pete what color is your 66 Stratocaster? The reason I am asking cause I am looking up in Vintage Guitar Magazine Price guide to see what the price is.
     
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    Makes a big difference being pre CBS
     
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