#1
yesterday i was in a guitar shop trying to pick my new fender strat, still dont no whether for an SSS or HSS, but anyways was trying out an american stnd strat through a supersonic fender, the guitar is SWEEEETTT playing sultans of swing through the bridge pickup in a fender amp, i couldnt believe the tone, i tried the distoration not to happy about that, tried squire strats which sound better with distoration. so im kinda torn between the sweet SSS or HSS :S

anyways to the point, after me giving it a test run, i asked how much it would be, the rep said £1600 seriously? £3000 altogether with the amp is this a normal price? ive seen new fender american strats that are £600 and MIM at £370

should i buy it or not?
#3
he said its £1000 for the amp, hes throwing in a hard case, two cables and a shitty wee vox wah pedal, which u could get for £30

im more interested in the guitar, the amp was shit for distoration, which i kinda need, i only play cleans a few times depending on the song, like one minute its sultans of swing the next it eruption, ya know
#4
Quote by direstraits80
he said its £1000 for the amp, hes throwing in a hard case, two cables and a shitty wee vox wah pedal, which u could get for £30

im more interested in the guitar, the amp was shit for distoration, which i kinda need, i only play cleans a few times depending on the song, like one minute its sultans of swing the next it eruption, ya know


You dont nessesarely have to buy the amp as well.
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#5
i know, i didnt want it anyways, distoration is shit on it, im more worried about the price of the actual guitar, does £1600 sound right or is it way too high
#6
sur eit was an american standard...those are usually 1200 europ around my parts...about 1000 pounds i think
#7
£1600?

you can get a new SSS custom shop deluxe for not much more than that.
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#8
What model? it may have been a deluxe ofra sig model or one of the vintage reissues all of which go for more than a regular strat.
#9
pet peeve: it's distortion, not distoration

As for the guitar, it does seem expensive, as they are usually half that price if it's a standard. Does this shop have any reputation of screwing people up? Even 1000 pounds for a supersonic sounds kind of stiff.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the guitar come with a HSC anyways?
#11
Way too high and he's being a douche bundling it like that. American strats are $1000 all day long here in the states so figure out the exchange rate, add a bit for import fees and off him that. If he doesn't budge tell him you're never coming back. That's ridiculous.
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#12
i think that's way too much. you can find a great deal on like musicians friend or amazon. man even check like ebay or craigslist before you dish out that kind of money no matter what it is. I think you could probably get one for half of what he's asking honestly.
#13
Get yourself a Highway One Strat. They're US made and IMO, have a much better tone than the American Standards. They only go for $699.99 US and are worth it.
#14
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Get yourself a Highway One Strat. They're US made and IMO, have a much better tone than the American Standards. They only go for $699.99 US and are worth it.


With real Indonesian hardware too..
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