#1
My current guitar - 1968 Fender Squire
My current amp - 1967 Traynor Guitarmate tube amp with Metalzone pedal...


I can either buy a new guitar or amp off ebay. I will either buy a JCM 800 or a ESP M-II.

The JCM 800 will cost me about $800-900 CAD + the cost of cabinet ($400-$600)
The ESP M-II will cost me $1100 CAD


The only reason I would want to buy the JCM 800 because im scared they will all randomly dissapear by next year and that it would be hard to find one.
And the reason I want to buy the ESP because it's DAM cheap! and fairly new condition!

Help me decide!
#2
i would get enough money for both...but if the guitars the one you really want to play...take it...maybe the sound is well
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#3
well, considering you have a good tube amp (even though youre running a crappy MT-2 thru it) and really crappy guitar...id say guitar.

Now normally i would say AMP FIRST because the amp is the biggest one thing that gets you your sound. But in your situation go for the guitar. Maybe a cheaper guitar...AND the JCM800...or something.
#4
definately the guitar, and maybe a re-tube on the amp? just a suggestion to make it sound better, assuming it hasn't been re-tubed lately...
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#6
Quote by keeponrockin
Were there Squires in 1968? I don't think so... Are you sure its not an Esquire?



It says Squire Stratocaster Fedner
Serial number - S963668


Well Im getting them off ebay, so for both theres only like 2 days to bid.

What can I het for my amp to make it "better"?
#8
Im pretty sure 1st and 5th is the year, making it a 96. I could be wrong though
#9
Quote by Blinded0n1sidE
^ does that mean thats what year it was made. I really dont think its a 68'.



nah even my friend who knows about fenders told me it would be a 68...

SO BACK ON TOPIC!
#10
your friend is full of ****

1953-1954 2 or 3 digits maybe prototypes until start in 1954
1953-1956 4 digits through 1111 mainly 1954
1955-1957 4 digits starting with 7 or 8
1954-1957 08999 ... 14514 mainly 1956
1957 15054 ... 22647
1958 28250 ... 30747
1959 30892 ... 43125
1959-1960 44606 ... 48490
1960-1962 55045 ... 71331 mainly 1961
1961-1964 76281 ... 90745 mainly 1962
1961-1963 91954 ... 98691 mainly 1963
1963-1964 L 00186 ... L 33650 few 1962
1964-1965 L 34983 ... L 99809
1965-1966 100 173 ... 124 061 mainly 1965
1964-1969 125 115 ... 195 270 mainly 1966
1966-1969 195 663 ... 215 825 mainly 1967
1966-1968 217 602 ... 240 407 mainly 1968
1966-1972 250 025 ... 293 692 exceptions through late 1970s
1968-1972 303 802 ... 375 967 mainly 1972
1979-1980 25 + 4 digits Anniversary Strat
apr 73 - sep 76 4 + 5 digits
sep 73 - sep 76 5 + 5 digits
aug 74 - aug 76 6 + 5 digits
sep 76 - dec 76 7 + 5 digits
aug 76 - apr 77 76 + 5 digits on headstock
mar 77 - aug 78 S6 + 5 digits on headstock
jan 77 - apr 78 S7 + 5 digits on headstock
dec 77 - dec 78 S8 + 5 digits on headstock
nov 78 - aug 81 S9 + 5 digits
jun 79 - jan 81 E0 + 5 digits on headstock
dec 80 - jan 82 E1 + 5 digits on headstock
dec 81 - jan 83 E2 + 5 digits on headstock
dec 82 - jan 85 E3 + 5 digits on headstock
dec 83 - early 88 E4 + 5 digits on headstock
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#11
Go for the guitar.
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#12
I would go ahead and go for the guitar, amp would be nice to have but since you have a decent tube amp a nice guitar would be good to have
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