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caliban4

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American Strat
« on: 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.

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Re: American Strat
« Reply #1 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 05:15:00 PM »
(really beat up body)

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

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Re: American Strat
« Reply #3 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 02:44:25 PM »
Marketing maybe? :o

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Re: American Strat
« Reply #5 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #6 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #7 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #8 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #9 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #10 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2011, 02:09:16 PM »
Hey DB, you gonna make any major changes?

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Re: American Strat
« Reply #12 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #13 on: 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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Re: American Strat
« Reply #14 on: 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