#1
ive been playing a lot of Hendrix, RHCP, and rainbow latley. I realized i dont have a good guitar for cleans. I think a stratocaster would be great for me because they feel great and are perfect for hendrix. The problem is i have too many guitars already and i am completley broke, besides i think ive spent too much money on gutiars. So i think im gonna try to trade my Epiphone in. I never use it and my Gibson is exactly like it but 100 times better. So is there a way i can trade my epiphone in for a Fender Stratocaster without loosing too much money. I wont go any lower than a Mexican Standard Fender (no squiers!) and i have a strat case already so i dont need a case. Is there a store that would take a direct trade in for it or something. Id get a used one, i really dont care, i just want a strat in place of my epiphone.
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#3
Mexican strats = kickass

I'd say do it. Just make sure they're an upgrade model. Fender upgraded the standards around...2004, I think?

They now have alder bodies (as opposed to poplar), better pickups and a bigger trem block for sustain. Highly recommended.
#4
I'm pretty sure that places like Guitar Center will do trades, but I have no idea how much they'd give you.
#5
If it's an Epi standard with a pickup change, it's probably going to be worth about as much as a MIM Fender. I wouldn't do an actual trade- in per se, though. Selling it on craigslist or ebay will generally get you a lot more money.
#6
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Selling it on craigslist or ebay will generally get you a lot more money.


This.
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#7
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This.

are you sure about that??? i just need enough for a MIM fender and i dont know if i can trust ebay or craigs. Thanks for the comment about the upgraded ones, i dont want a poplar one.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#8
Quote by Fuzzbox91
are you sure about that??? i just need enough for a MIM fender and i dont know if i can trust ebay or craigs. Thanks for the comment about the upgraded ones, i dont want a poplar one.

I can understand not trusting ebay (even though Paypal's pretty reliable), but it's standard practice on Craigslist to pay in cash.
#9
Quote by Fuzzbox91
ive been playing a lot of Hendrix, RHCP, and rainbow latley. I realized i dont have a good guitar for cleans. I think a stratocaster would be great for me because they feel great and are perfect for hendrix. The problem is i have too many guitars already and i am completley broke, besides i think ive spent too much money on gutiars. So i think im gonna try to trade my Epiphone in. I never use it and my Gibson is exactly like it but 100 times better. So is there a way i can trade my epiphone in for a Fender Stratocaster without loosing too much money. I wont go any lower than a Mexican Standard Fender (no squiers!) and i have a strat case already so i dont need a case. Is there a store that would take a direct trade in for it or something. Id get a used one, i really dont care, i just want a strat in place of my epiphone.

you could give me the pups, I have one with stock pups and It needs pups!
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#10
im just wondering if i could get enough money from it to afford a MIM strat. Especially now that i know that pre 2004 strats are made of poplar. ill probably need to get a new one.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#12
Quote by andrewruel
Try craigslist. I see trades on their all the time.

i tried craigslist. Nothing there. either american strats or realy old mexican ones. Im probably going to have to sell some of my distortion pedals as well for this one.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#13
Pre 04 mexicans have poplar wood!? (dunno wat that is but it sounds bad) i hope mines alder, i got it in 2005, the seriel says mz4 so its a 2004/5 model, is there anyway i could work out if its after or before?
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#14
this guy is funny... poplar isn't a bad wood by any means... its also used on the mustangs and some other reissues...

and see if you can find an 80's mij squier... better than the fenders of the same day and age
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#15
where do u live?
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#16
i dont want poplar. I heard its really trebly and snappy compared to alder, and i thought alder was trebly and snappy.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#17
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where do u live?
Connecticut, USA.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)