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Old 12-21-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Should I trade my Fender for a ESP?

Should I trade my American Std Strat (2011):


for a 90s ESP Eclipse (NOS condition):



PS: The pictures of the esp are not the pictures of the exact guitar, but it is really close, almost identical in looks.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:15 PM   #2
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Dude, how the heck should we know what you should do? You didnt give any reasons for asking the question in the first place.

I'll tell you this: the Strat will hold value better in the long run if that counts for any thing.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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I'll tell you this: the Strat will hold value better in the long run if that counts for any thing.

That's what I was wondering. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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looking at it objectively, i wouldnt, since the strat like the guy said, holds more value, its more versatile, having HSS pups, and its sexier. why would you even trade it in the first place? do you need buckers in the neck position?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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How are we supposed to know if you should?
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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That ESP looks like part of the series they used to make that was essentially what LTD is now.
Play the ESP and if you really love it, then consider it. But on paper, I think it's a bad deal.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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Yeah keep the strat, you be swap-raped in a straight up trade for that ESP. The green is very cool though.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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That's a fine looking Strat my friend, I would not let that go anywhere.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:05 PM   #9
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Should I trade my Fender for an ESP?

The answer to this is almost always yes.

But it depends on your requirements and if you intend to sell it on. You haven't really told us enough.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #10
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The answer to this is always subjective according to value and tastes.

But it depends on your requirements and if you intend to sell it on. You haven't really told us enough.

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Old 12-21-2012, 02:31 PM   #11
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The ESP has an extra 2 frets. You also have to consider the sound of the single coils as opposed to the sound of the humbuckers.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #12
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Goodness no.. that strat is beautiful and worth more
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:52 PM   #13
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As on par with the general consensus, I would say keep the Strat. The ESP is a nice guitar for sure, but the Strat is more versatile, will hold the value better, and is generally a classy axe. I personally wouldn't buy a Strat (can't stand the necks on em for some reason), so if I was in your position, i WOULD trade for it, but that's just me.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:20 PM   #14
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I wouldn't trade that Strat for anything except a Fender Select, a Custom shop or a Gibson LP Custom. And a Jem and certain high end PRS would be a consideration.

It's a unique guitar, very pretty and will retain its value and probably increase in value over time.

If you have always wanted that ESP then maybe the personal value will eclipse (see what I did there) the value of the Strat for you, but unless money is no object you should hang onto that Fender for as long as you can.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #15
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I wouldn't trade that Strat for anything except a Fender Select, a Custom shop or a Gibson LP Custom. And a Jem and certain high end PRS would be a consideration.

It's a unique guitar, very pretty and will retain its value and probably increase in value over time.

If you have always wanted that ESP then maybe the personal value will eclipse (see what I did there) the value of the Strat for you, but unless money is no object you should hang onto that Fender for as long as you can.


This.

But if you don't want your strat, I'll take it off your hands.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:06 PM   #16
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #17
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
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just looking at them, no, im not a fan of strats at all, in fact, i hate them, but the one you have is a great guitar, looks great sounds great, the esp looks silly, green and the maple neck, no thinks. keep the strat mate, better guitar.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #19
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just looking at them, no, im not a fan of strats at all, in fact, i hate them, but the one you have is a great guitar, looks great sounds great, the esp looks silly, green and the maple neck, no thinks. keep the strat mate, better guitar.


Are you SURE you hate them? I mean, are you sure? Because that is quintessentially a Strat lol, it couldn't be more of a Strat if it ****ing tried. It's so strat like it makes all other strats look like teles... (except the white, red and black ones)

Lol.

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Old 12-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #20
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It's really up to you, but what I can tell you is that the Strat you own is gorgeous, and that ESP is hideous.
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