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Guitars Talk => For Sale, Trade, Wanted => : caliban4 August 07, 2011, 09:04:43 PM

: American Strat
: caliban4 August 07, 2011, 09:04:43 PM
I'm looking for a used American strat.  If anyone has one they wish to part with, I would be interested.
: Re: American Strat
: DetroitBlues August 09, 2011, 01:21:10 PM
I don't have a strat for sale, but I did see the local Guitar Centers had a couple for $700 or less and a G&L Tribute for $400 (really beat up body)
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: diaper head August 09, 2011, 05:15:00 PM
(really beat up body)

i call strats like that "rory gallagher models"  ;D
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: reb August 10, 2011, 11:43:20 PM
makes me wish i had $400. fender charges you for them to beat heck out of theirs....:) sounds like the beat down comes free on this G&L.
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: zagatron1 August 15, 2011, 02:44:25 PM
Marketing maybe? :o
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: DetroitBlues August 16, 2011, 09:00:59 AM
Marketing for sure.  So instead of allowing a guitarist to naturally wear down their finish, they'll do it for your in an expert like fashion and charge you extra to make you new guitar look like its really old and pulled from a land fill.
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: caliban4 August 20, 2011, 11:27:19 PM
I don't have a strat for sale, but I did see the local Guitar Centers had a couple for $700 or less and a G&L Tribute for $400 (really beat up body)

I just use GC to test instruments and small stuff.  I try as much as possible to avoid the sales tax on large items.  The problem with Strats is their inconsistency from one instrument to the next, even within the same model range.
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: DetroitBlues September 08, 2011, 03:19:55 PM
No kidding, but the same can be said for almost any brand.  No two guitars sound or play exactly a like.  They can look the same, but not "feel" the same even though the spec's are the same.
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: zagatron1 September 08, 2011, 04:00:22 PM
As long as it's what YOU like. You know... what works for you.
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: hagarfreak33 December 10, 2011, 10:24:03 PM
As long as it's what YOU like. You know... what works for you.
:) This is True
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: DetroitBlues December 22, 2011, 01:40:52 PM
I just got lucky and put 50% down on a used 2003 Highway 1 Strat.  Total cost after tax is $404.  Needs some TLC and new plastic, but seems to be in good shape!

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: zagatron1 December 22, 2011, 02:09:16 PM
Hey DB, you gonna make any major changes?
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: reb December 22, 2011, 07:58:43 PM
izzat candy apple red? i LOVE candy apple red....lucky is right.

what would possess someone to do that to a pickguard? gotta be hormonal....
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: DetroitBlues December 22, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
From what I was told, the guitar belonged to a teenager who had the guitar for a couple of years.  Didn't play it often, but had fun "making it his own".  Most of that stuff may come off, but it might have stained the pickguard and control knobs.  Those are fairly easy and cheap to replace.  My guess is the kid never did a proper setup, so the guitar may have the action set with the string two inches above the 12th fret.   I bet the truss rod has never been touched nor has the pickguard ever been removed.  The only part I'm concerned with is the kid used touch up paint all over the body.  I'm really curious to know how bad it is.  I still haven't seen it in person.  But a buddy of mine is driving up there tomorrow to visit family, so he's going to check it out for me.  Sure hope I know what I'm getting into....
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: Memory Lane Jr December 22, 2011, 10:48:27 PM
Typical probably a spoilt brat, Mom & Dad forked out for a nice Strat & seeing he didn't pay for it he proceeds to stick graffiti all over it,
If he was my kid I would have stuck a size nine up his butt.
Nice score by the way you don't see them for that price in the land of Oz. ;D
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: creekster52 January 03, 2012, 12:49:47 AM
(really beat up body)

i call strats like that "rory gallagher models"  ;D

To qualify as a Rory Gallagher model you have to leave it in a ditch for a few days (LOL)!!
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: DetroitBlues January 03, 2012, 10:54:24 AM
Gave the S/N to Fender.  They responded with the Specs on this year of Highway 1... Very interested to know, it did not have Nitro body as later models...

SN: Z3086489 Built: 11/18/2003 Model: 0111102338


Model Name: Highway OneTM Stratocaster®

Model Number: 011-1100-(Color#) and 011-1102-(Color#)

Series: Highway OneTM Series

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape,

(Satin Polyurethane Finish)

Fingerboard: Rosewood (p/n 011-1100) or Maple (p/n 011-1102), 9.5” Radius (241mm)

No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets

Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)

Width @ Nut: 1.6875” (43 mm)

Hardware: Chrome

Machine Heads: Fender®/Ping® Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo

Pickguard: 3-Ply White

Pickups: 3 Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat® Pickups with Staggered Pole Pieces, Alnico Magnets

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:

Position 1. Bridge Pickup

Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup

Position 3. Middle Pickup

Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup

Position 5. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume,

Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), GreasebucketTM Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass) 

Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), GreasebucketTM Tone Circuit, (Rolls Off Highs without Adding Bass)

Colors: (300) 3-Color Sunburst,

(327) Saphire Blue Transparent,

(338) Crimson Red Transparent,

(348) Teal Green Transparent,

(367) Honey Blonde,

(Satin Acrylic Lacquer Finish,)

Strings: Fender® Super Bullets® 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003

Unique Features: Satin Acrylic Lacquer Body Finish,

White Plastic Parts,

Original Headstock Shape,

Original Body Shape with “Original Contour Body” Decal on Headstock,

H/S/H Pickup Routing

Source: U.S.

Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag

U.S. MSRP: $899.99



DISCONTINUED COLORS: (339) Cocoa Transparent, 9/2003

COMMENTS: Replaced by 011-1160- and 011-1162 (Upgrade) in 7/2006.

In 7/2005, Controls changed from Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup), to GreasebucketTM Tone Circuit.

(300) 3-Color Sunburst added 7/2003

WRENCH SIZES: Truss Rod Wrench #023811 (1/8” Hex)

Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench #0050919000 (Hex 1.5mm)

NOTICE: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
: Re: American Strat
: DetroitBlues February 03, 2012, 01:43:19 PM
And I walked away from it.... Worse than I thought.  Needs all new electronics too...
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: zagatron1 February 04, 2012, 01:57:42 AM
Sounds like you just wanted something that's ready to play. I can understand that. Me, I'd probably put some time into it. I like messin' around with git-fiddles. I stock stuff (pots, caps, vintage wire, switches, strings, etc.) so it's no big deal. Push come to shove, I can wind some pickups myself and save some green. It's a pain, 'cause I don't do it all the time, but worth it in the long run.
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: DetroitBlues February 06, 2012, 08:24:27 AM
I can understand polishing frets and a setup.  But replacing the pots and the pickups right of the bat, might as well spend a couple hundred more for a guitar with no issues.  I think the kid spilled a coke or something on that guitar....