Traded into a mint 2017 MIM

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Traded my recently acquired Epi LP Custom for this. Last year of the Standards.

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  2. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Looks clean and some thought when into matching the pieces of that body. I’d imagine it plays and sounds great! You keep on rollin’ @Lonn
     
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  3. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Sweatin' Bullets

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    Holy underwear! I like that guitar.
     
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    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    The wood could have been matched a little better for a sunburst finish but it adds character
     
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    Connecticut Strat-O-Master

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    I think you got the better part of the deal! Nice Strat, Congrats!!
     
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    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Not gonna lie I was expecting to see a mint green guitar.
     
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    dscottyg Strat-O-Master

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    Wow, you made out. Those are worth way more I think. And it looks great next to the Les Paul.
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    Hngd !
     
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  10. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    The guy I traded with is one of those guys that asks a zillion questions. He’s offered me the strat for a couple of other guitars I had but kept backing out. Sure enough about 3-4 hours after the trade I get a text saying the LP frets out on the B and E above the 15th fret. It was fine when I gave it to him of course. He says he hasn’t messed with it so I told him to raise the bridge a tad. He says he’ll tweak it so it’s his at this point. While I was driving to the meeting place he asked if he found out later it’s a fake if I’d trade back. I pulled up a YouTube video pointing out all the ways to spot a fake Epiphone and we checked through everything. Before I left I asked him if he’s 100% happy with the deal and he said yes. If he wants a trade back I’ll make damn sure the LP plays like it did when I gave it to him.
     
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    jvin248 Most Honored Senior Member

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    I've had those guys before. Last one jacked around the intonation and then said he couldn't get it to play in tune. Don't know what method he uses but it wasn't right when it had been.

    Most of them are just caught up in the post-trade adrenaline drop where buyer's remorse hits them (some get hit harder than others). Then there will be forum posts about 'should I return this guitar for these scratches that I can't get a good photo of to post but they are there' kind of threads.

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  12. dvqc1

    dvqc1 Strat-Talker

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    OMG don't you hate people like that? I've run into more than a few myself last time is when I sold my Fender Marauder to a guy in KC. He wanted me to disassemble it so he could could check every little detail out. I told him either he wanted it or he didn't. I finally satisfied him by showing him my Reverb sales page and he read the over 50 five star reviews so he was convinced I was not crooked. Had guys I dealt with when I lived in Seattle that were even worse than him.
     
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    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Good trade, well done
     
  14. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    He’s convinced it’s not a fake because as I said we watched that video and then I opened the control cavity for him so he could see the genuine Epiphone stuff. The whole bit about it fretting out above the 15th is a bunch of crap. I played that guitar every day for the couple weeks I’ve owned it and have had zero issues with it. I did the trade so I can flip the strat so I’m listing it today after work.
     
  15. Jeepocaster

    Jeepocaster Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds like the game is souring for you a bit. It did for me long ago. I’ve been out of it forever, it seems.
     
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    little_wing142 Senior Stratmaster

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    @Lonn id check under the pickguard of the Strat. Something about the body and mismatched wood does sit right with me. See if there are those nickel sized indexing holes under the pickguard
     
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    Hope you can get closure and break it off with this guy. You made a good trade.
     
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    cranky Senior Stratmaster

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    The idea of faking an Epiphone is kinda funny to me.
     
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    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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