Poll: Did I make a good purchase?
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#1
Hey there UG,
I just bought this early 80's fender strat (1984) because I had heard so much about them. Here's the ebay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300075432508&rd=1&rd=1

do you think I made a good purchase?

thanks!
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#2
I think you made a good choice, looks good, like the colour
The real question is did it come with the Dora doll? Then it would be considered a steal.
#4
Looks pretty cool!
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#6
Yes.
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#7
JJK you love the Monterey Strat, nothing wrong with that tho.
I also love it
#8
Quote by mitch_33
JJK you love the Monterey Strat, nothing wrong with that tho.
I also love it



Yeah I wrote that at first, but then after I saw the Floyd Rose and humbucker in the pictures, I deleted it. A Monterey with Floyd Rose would just be wrong.
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#9
I think it's only a good purchase if it comes with that little doll behind the guitar.

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#10
Quote by FacingUsAll
I think it's only a good purchase if it comes with that little doll behind the guitar.


LOLZ!!!

Hey a Strat with a humbucker onboard looks good to me Ya done good.

( and i don't like Fenders much :P )
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#11
sweeet
im pretty pumped
im upgrading from a strat copy
now ill have the real thing!
I love the black headstock.
but yeah that floyd will be a bitch... do any of you know what replacement whammy bar i should get for it because its not included?

so you guys think i got it for a good price?
thats only a little more than a used regular MIM strat, and it comes with a hardcase.
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#12
Quote by emberix
sweeet
im pretty pumped
im upgrading from a strat copy
now ill have the real thing!
I love the black headstock.
but yeah that floyd will be a bitch... do any of you know what replacement whammy bar i should get for it because its not included?

so you guys think i got it for a good price?
thats only a little more than a used regular MIM strat, and it comes with a hardcase.


can anyone answer that question for me??
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#13
duuuude no man
don't get a whammy bar and kill ur bridge
leave the strat as it is man its a MIJ
if it was MIM the hotrod and everything
but not for an MIJ or an MIA
leave it as it is. play through your feelings
just use ur finger to make whammy effects.


and u can update ur sig now right?
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#14
That Ebay seller is just like me. He always takes good pictures in a very clean and neat environment.
#15
Quote by ECistheBest
duuuude no man
don't get a whammy bar and kill ur bridge
leave the strat as it is man its a MIJ
if it was MIM the hotrod and everything
but not for an MIJ or an MIA
leave it as it is. play through your feelings
just use ur finger to make whammy effects.


and u can update ur sig now right?


it already has a locking tremelo system on it, i may as well use it.
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#16
You made a great purchase, grats.
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#17
Quote by emberix
do any of you know what replacement whammy bar i should get for it because its not included?


Take the guitar to your local shop. They should have a whammy bar for that.
#19
Yea, but it makes me wanna throw up.

And you also bought a guitar you basically know nothing about, shame on you.
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#21
Not a fan of the colour, but hell, it's an MIJ Fender. Thats a score for $300.
#22
MIJ Fenders are nice. But buying a guitar off eBay isn't really a good idea.
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#23
Quote by paintITblack39
MIJ Fenders are nice. But buying a guitar off eBay isn't really a good idea.



Countless people do it. All you have to do is make sure they have good feedback and are legit.
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#24
^Exactly, but then you don't know how the guitar feels or how it's set-up and you wouldn't know how it sounds and what are its mechanical flaws until you actually get it. Which is why it's recommended you buy it from a store instead of online.
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#25
i have a 1986 fender MIJ strat, only mine doesnt have a floyd rose, i like mine now, fender japan made some pretty nice guitars back then
#26
Quote by JJK
Countless people do it. All you have to do is make sure they have good feedback and are legit.


i have bought about 17 of my 20 guitars of ebay, and i havent had a problem with any and in fact have got great bargains, the problem with ebay is you need to know what you are buying
#27
Quote by mitch_33
I think you made a good choice, looks good, like the colour
The real question is did it come with the Dora doll? Then it would be considered a steal.



haha you stole my answer!! yeah.. but looks like a good deal..
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#28
ive gotta MIJ Strat with a Schaller Trem, and its loverly (spelled wrong on purpose). and at less then $300, cant go wrong. mine had 3 singles, so i slapped 2 carvin rails in the neck and bridge, a la Janick Gers. only mines red.
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#29
The colour is sickning, but the playability should make up for that! so congrats!!
#30
Quote by thatguy147
i have bought about 17 of my 20 guitars of ebay, and i havent had a problem with any and in fact have got great bargains, the problem with ebay is you need to know what you are buying



Yeah and many people just want to get rid of their stuff so they have really low starting bids or buy it nows. You can get some really good deals on eBay for sure. Also stores sometimes liquidate stuff that's been hanging around for a while. I know cause I work at a guitar shop and do eBay there.
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*Fender Blues Deluxe Amp
#32
Quote by R_H_C_P
Yea, but it makes me wanna throw up.

And you also bought a guitar you basically know nothing about, shame on you.


firstly, i dont know what youre talking about. I do know a lot about 80's mij strats, i did a lot of research. I just need to know where to get a replacement whammy bar.
And to the other guy who answered, i dont think a guitar shop would have it because that tremelo system is not made anymore (i dont think).

And i dont think the color is that bad. And the black neck and headstock looks cool imo.
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#33
Quote by jett18
wow i want this guitar


how much?
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#34
Yeah except for the body color which may be a bit weird I liked the color it was a bit different.

Do you know what brand the trem system is? Then you could probably look for used/old trem arms also small stores carry stuff that can fit around. The trem shouldn't be a problem.

Congrats on the buy, hear good stuff about the MIJ strats.
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#35
HA!!!!!!!!!
I Almost bid on that !!!!!! I literally was going to buy that the other day i remeber most was the dora doll. But yeah good deal man.
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#37
Quote by smb
It is an odd colour but I like its quirkiness. It has mojo.


yeah definitely. I just cant wait to own a 20+ year old instrument. so much history....
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#38
do you guys think this guitar will have good stock pickups, or should i replace them? if i did replace them, im sure the bridge would go first... what would fit there for an all around versatile MODERN rock sound.. thanks
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