#1
Hi guys, I was doing a little research on early 80's strats as I found a pawn shop trying to flog a 2 knob strat standard for 2 grand and was sus on the price because of the general consensus that they were crap... but anyway I stumbled on this little Gem...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FENDER-STRATOCASTER-THE-STRAT-1982-CUSTOM-COLOUR-RARE-RARE-RARE-PROJECT-USA-/251358025614?pt=AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments&hash=item3a861b178e

A 1980 The Strat in Sapphire blue with a once used in a different guitar neck, backplate, body and trem, no other parts for the princely sum of $4200... Is the price justified when the red ones I see are complete and are worth $2000 less?? As far as I can see, the only thing of value here is the trem which doesn't have an arm and I have read are worth a mint to replace and tuners...
Last edited by dazza027 at Jan 15, 2015,
#4
Remember Ebay also has a listing a few years back for "Ghost in a Jar" and some knukleheads bid on it (I didn't win).
#5
The only reason I'd buy that would be in a money laundering scheme.
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#6
I reckon it already is one lol... At least it has the correct serial number prefix. Theres a couple of other ones which have the letter E as the prefix instead of the correct letter G...
#7
Those are nothing special, just an 80's super strat that fender made to compete with the likes of Charvel, Kramer, Jackson, Ibanez and others. I'd pay no more than a standard MIA Strat
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#8
I'd say "RARE RARE RARE" is a dealbreaker straight off the line, really.
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#9
Way way overpriced, about the only things *rare* left on that guitar is the headstock shape and the tremolo. The real magic (the circuitry) is gone.

I'd give the guy $250 American for it at most, $100 being my personal asking price. Now, if it were a 1982 Fender "The Strat" intact 100% working with all the "Special Sauce" under the hood that Fender put on that model, that would be a whole different story.
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#10
Yeah thats the thing, the neck was pulled off it 30 years ago... why? And even if that body had been stored for that long, there would still be some aging to it you would think, that thing is near pristine and to be honest looks as though it has just been painted. I think the neck, trem and knobs are real, the rest is fake.
#13
^^^^ Would have been better with original size fretwire.

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Quote by dazza027
Yeah thats the thing, the neck was pulled off it 30 years ago... why? And even if that body had been stored for that long, there would still be some aging to it you would think, that thing is near pristine and to be honest looks as though it has just been painted. I think the neck, trem and knobs are real, the rest is fake.


This sounds right. I had a Fender "The Strat" ages ago and still regret selling it. Mine was red though. They were heavy as hell but sounded great. The special electronics made them extremely versatile.
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^^^^ Would have been better with original size fretwire.

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