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stewart
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole pre/post CBS debate makes me want to hang myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a fan of blocks and binding and a certified Scrooge I'd rather have post-CBS every time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you you guys don't mind me asking what does CAR stand for? The 65 does look to be a decent deal like I said if the guitar is still for sale and I have the time I may run down to check it out this weekend.

singlepickup24 wrote:
Where are you located? An hour from Corona but also striking distance from SD? There is a large SoCal presence on this board. I'm a former LA/SD guy myself.


I am in South Orange county the San Clemente area.

UlricvonCatalyst wrote:
I'd be surprised if the stereo switching is a custom shop option rather than a home mod, but I'm no expert. I'd go and try the red one, for sure. Hard to tell if it's candy apple or Dakota red from the pics, but I think the CAR ones tend to have matching headstocks.


I highly doubt it is a custom shop deal. I would be willing to go about $2000 for that guitar and not a dollar more.

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Ah fuck. Well, forget the 4. Still a transition JM likely built according to Pre-CBS standards.

4 = death in Chinese, anyway.


Thanks that made me laugh!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAR is Candy Apple Red
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
The whole pre/post CBS debate makes me want to hang myself.


Certainly not trying to get into this too deeply. Right now the only instruments I own are 70s Fenders.

OP was considering a 62. All I'm suggesting is that the differences between a 62 and (Jan) 65 are probably negligible. Except one is cheaper. I'm also a certified scrooge.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they're definitely negligible. anyway, i wasn't having a pop at you in particular, just grumbling into the void.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, then by all means Stewart, grumble away!







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singlepickup24 wrote:
4 = death in Chinese, anyway.

Thanks that made me laugh!!!


No prob, that's what I'm here for Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have looked into the custom shop program this week and I have decided I am going to stick with something vintage. The guy who was going to pick up one of my bikes today cancelled and wants to meet Wednesday. Hopefully he is a serious buyer. Also I have made my reservations to fly out to Dallas. We are leaving the 19th of April. If any of you guys are going to be at the show drop me line and say hi.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck on your quest.
Be patient and keep your eyes out and I am sure you will find the right one.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

be sure to take tons of photos.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
The whole pre/post CBS debate makes me want to hang myself.



That whole debate deterred me from buying a strat for a while ... Then I said : " Fuck it ". Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rox wrote:
stewart wrote:
The whole pre/post CBS debate makes me want to hang myself.



That whole debate deterred me from buying a strat for a while ... Then I said : " Fuck it ". Laughing


What did you end up with? After reading everyone's advice and opinions I have decided that I am going to buy the guitar that just feels right when I play it. I have actually held off looking because of the Dallas show in a couple weeks. But as for the whole pre/post CBS deal I am not really going let it control my purchase.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I made it to the Dallas Guitar Show. There are not as many Jazzmasters as I was hoping and the ones that are here are over priced just like I was warned. I am glad I came it is good to see some old friends that came along. I did find one guitar that peaked my interest and it is a 66 Mustang with comp stripes. It is a burnt orange almost copper color with white comp stripes. It is all original down to the case. By the time I found the mustang I was pretty warn out and forgot to take a photo of it. It seems overpriced to me at $1700 though.

At least I have the chance to see a few vintage Jazzmasters and Jaguars but out of all the guitars I played the Mustang felt the best.

Here are some photos of what I have seen.





The lower horn looks weird to me on this Mustang.


Haha




This Jaguar caught my attention the guy wanted $4500 seems a little steep and the guitar seemed to have some salt deposits on it.




$10,095 Oh my it might be worth it but way to rich for my blood.






I have seen this custom shop guitar online a bunch, it was really cool to actually hold and play it. What an awesome guitar.


I will update things tomorrow I may try and cut a deal on the Compstang. I just need to do some research and find out what a fair price is.

Cheers Boys!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

1,000 dollars for a fucking jag-stang?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The compstang won't be a '66, as they weren't introduced until 1969. Just saying.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

endsjustifymeans wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

1,000 dollars for a fucking jag-stang?


I thought the same thing. I own a red Jagstang that was made in the first go around with that guitar. I saw that price and was thinking I could have set up my own booth with just that guitar and still made a killing LOL.


stewart wrote:
The compstang won't be a '66, as they weren't introduced until 1969. Just saying.


It may be a 69. I was really worn out by the time I found it. I will get a photo of the compstang in the morning tomorrow and post it up for you guys. I think I would buy it of the guy would come down to the $1100 price range. The guitar plays really well. I never thought I would say that about a Mustang but the guitar fits me like a glove.

I only played Fender offsets today. Tomorrow I am going to keep an open mind and try other brands. I have surprised myself by falling in love with the Comptang but I refuse to overpay for anything and I have no idea what a fair price for a nice one is. Like I said before for some reason $1100 seems fair for both the buyer and the seller. I have noticed that the prices on most Hollow body guitars at this show are priced pretty fair. I could end up with the Compstang and a hollow body, then I would just have to figure out how to get them home.

Thanks for the replies I am enjoying getting out of the house and seeing things again!!!

EDIT: I just found this auction on Ebay so I think $1100 to $1200 is reasonable for the Compstang if it is original.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Mustang-Guitar-1969-1-2-Protoype-Used-Dashboard-Confessional-Tour-/110859876822?pt=Guitar&hash=item19cfc379d6
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$10,095 ? Why so much?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
$10,095 ? Why so much?


The tag said "All original super rare color" I have no idea if that is a fair price it might be or might not be either way it is more money than I have LOL.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

karmataburn wrote:
The lower horn looks weird to me on this Mustang.
I quite like that actually.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
karmataburn wrote:
The lower horn looks weird to me on this Mustang.
I quite like that actually.



sure but $1,000 for a mutilated mustang?! sheesh... i'm sure there's room for haggling though.
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