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Would you guys move a vintage strat to buy a newer Les Paul?

Old crow

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Exactly what Maple said. Pay attention to the amp you use, Strats are very picky.
 

John550

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I agree , Play your Strat through a Matchless HC-30 (jump channels) I don't think you would want to sell it .
 
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garywright

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Life is shorter than you think. Get what you want and enjoy using it. If you have to sell / trade the Strat now to get the new guitar so be it. But don't get caught up in wondering how much it will be worth in the future. Rather, think about how much will you enjoy (or not) playing that Strat in the future.

I think many custom shop Strats of recent times are easily as good or better than late "pre" CBS Strats from the Leo era. So finding a good Strat down the road shouldn't be that hard.

Get what you want to play.

+1 ...get ya self set up for that Ace CC :salude
 

Toecutter

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About 12 years ago I had the exact same year Strat in about the same super clean condition. I actually played it alot but I thought I was bored with it. I took it to the Philly guitar show and sold it for $4K. At the time it was a great deal considering I got the Strat about 15 years earlier in a no cash trade for a Gibson "the Paul". I bought a 2000 R9 that same day and I still have the les Paul and really like it, but I've been missing that Strat ever since the day I sold it. My advice, keep the Strat and get a Les Paul.

Good luck.

John
 

smitty_p

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If you would like to move it to my house, I will gladly accept. I cannot assist you with the acquisition of the Les Paul, though.

Seriously, keep that Stratocaster.
 

skhan007

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+1 ...get ya self set up for that Ace CC :salude

That's what I've been thinking. Move the strat to get into the CC, which I could not afford otherwise. My alternative, is to find an R9 that does it for me in terms of looks/tone, but is not an artist signed/CC/limited, etc. model.

For example, I'm certain I could find a dark burst that has the same basic look/vibe as a Perry '59 or a dirty lemon that would be close to the Frehley '59, albeit without the celebrity names and limited/collector's allure. An R9, I could swing; perhaps even an aged one. A 5-digit price tag aged/signed CC? I'd have to move the strat!

I do appreciate everyone's suggestions here, so thanks. :salude

I may start another thread to ask you all for advice regarding my dilemma.
 

Texsunburst59

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KEEP the strat. I'd find other ways to pay for the LP.


Don't have the regrets the guy is going to have in a few years when he
realizes he made a mistake trading his '75 Mocha strat for a
dime a dozen 2011 60th Annv. Blonde Tele. ( Tele only cost me $500 from pawnshop)

He was just blinded by the beauty of the Blonde.

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DMartini

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"He was just blinded by the beauty of the Blonde."
:rofl
jeez Texsunburst59, im sure he was not the first nor will he be the last to fall for that old trick :laugh2:
 

Texsunburst59

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"He was just blinded by the beauty of the Blonde."
:rofl
jeez Texsunburst59, im sure he was not the first nor will he be the last to fall for that old trick :laugh2:


Man what was I thinking. I guess we've ALL been blinded by the lure of a beautiful Blonde before .

That ugly Mocha didn't have a chance. Oh well, his loss.
 
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