#1
Hi, would it be better to get an 06 or a 79 strat. I know that pre-CBS is wayy better than both of them but what if you compare a cbs strat with the ones that are made today.
#2
im sure there are good cbs strats but eh, there nothing to write home about im sure a good 06 strat would be just as good if not better.

What's your budget?
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#3
1970's strat is not considered pre CBS, they started CBS in the early 70's, if you want a pre-cbs style guitar check out G&L Strats, if you find a 80's one some of them were made by Leo Fender himself.
I modeled my current custom strat after a Pre CBS
Well the pre's are valued more because of age and such, the tone is subjective some are really good and some are bad, but the price isnt justifiable, come on 32k for a old strat. Id buy one if I had the money though.
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#4
^uhm i didn't say 70's strats were CBS, cbs bought Fender in 1965...so yeah. Thanks though, I'll check out some G&Ls. Price range is around $1000.
#5
If you can get a '79 for less than $1k get it, even tho it may be late CBS it will be worth alot in a few years time (more than a brand new strat will).
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#7
I like the '79 over the '06 strat myself.
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#8
Any Pic's of the guitar? ('79)

I am fairly knowledgable about CBS strats. I can tell you if its worth anything.
'11 Gibson LP Jr.
'07 Gretsch 5120
'69 Tele
'10 Godin 5th Ave. Kingpin
'03 Blueridge Dreadnought
'02 Custom Martin D-28
Premier Twin-8
Fender Hot Rod Dlx
Boss SD-1
#11
thanks for the websites cmogi10 and ranger01. I'll look into willies guitars.
#12
If the 1979 is stock and near mint, get it only if it costs the same or less than a 2006 Strat.