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Squier Supersonic for $800?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

Ebay

In the description it says it is "in "Twilight Zone" condition, and has no condition issues that I can see. I bought this guitar for the sparkle blue finish, and rarely played it. Like new!"

Is $800 WAY too much for a squier supersonic?

I see that some of you snagged up supersonics for less than $500.

I'm already thinking I may drop a SD JB in the bridge and a SD Jazz in the Neck, so I really don't think I can make myself bite the bullet on such a high priced Supersonic that I'm going to have to upgrade.

How often do you guys see them up on Ebay? I know this guitar is rare.

(I really wish the Kurt Cobain mustang sale for $600 would still be going on, but I missed that...)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually one turns up every several weeks or so. If it's near mint and dead stock, $800 maybe isn't absurd, but you can and will do better unless you're extremely fussy and/or impatient. Maybe not better to the tune of under $500, but don't worry about this one being your last chance or anything. Just keep an eye on this thread. It will give you a better feel for pricing as well.

I fully support your Super Sonic GAS, by the way. I've been playing one since '98, and it's my burning building guitar. Oh, and I'll be dropping a JB and a Jazz in it the next time I feel like opening it up. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

id rather buy one that the body is all fucked up for 200 and fix it

fuck paying more money for shit without scratches
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
id rather buy one that the body is all fucked up for 200 and fix it

fuck paying more money for shit without scratches


right on. we call this "mojo" down in louisiana
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love guitar buying logic
Less money for real scratches
More money for fake scratches
Its good though
Cuz real relics look beautiful
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
Usually one turns up every several weeks or so. If it's near mint and dead stock, $800 maybe isn't absurd, but you can and will do better unless you're extremely fussy and/or impatient.


Thank you! I get a tad obsessed and impatient when I start really wanting something. Part of me wanted one that looked brand new, but honestly as long as the neck plays amazing, I don't mind a few dings and scratches. I've only been on this forum for a few days now, and I'm so glad I joined! You guys are all very helpful.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
id rather buy one that the body is all fucked up for 200 and fix it

fuck paying more money for shit without scratches


Rather just buy the PawnShop at that kind of money.. run4cover
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehhh not a fan of mim guitars. I know there are some good ones out there, but I'm all about that konichiwa
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

HellaMelos wrote:
Ebay


How often do you guys see them up on Ebay? I know this guitar is rare.



Have you browsed my post? I try to update when new ones show up, occasionally miss one, but it's pretty accurate. Japanese only!


http://shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48677
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

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Have you browsed my post? I try to update when new ones show up, occasionally miss one, but it's pretty accurate. Japanese only!


http://shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48677[/quote]

I I definitely have Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the most I've paid is $500, and maybe shipping on top of that. My blue one was $299, the black one was $400, my second white one was $500, my second silver one was around $350, and the other two (white and silver) I don't remember. These last two were bought through eBay around 2009 - I think for around $500 each.

I put most of the SSSs on my Watch List so I end up seeing what the going rate is. It looks like a lot of them are not selling for what they are asking. At least one went for $635.

If I found one for $500, I'd buy it. If I didn't already have a few, I'd pay more to make sure that I at least had one.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HellaMelos wrote:
ehhh not a fan of mim guitars. I know there are some good ones out there, but I'm all about that konichiwa


Wat ju mean ju no like Mexican?!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:24 am    Post subject: Re: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

Surely you both meant to say MIA Fenders are the greatest guitars on Earth
*cocks rifle in your faces*
...or aryew a coupla them goddam funnies??

$800 sounds high to me but he's clearly pushing the pristine condition angle. If you really want a mint condition blue sparkle one you could spend that much money and it wouldn't make you a total asshole or anything, the decent MIM Fenders are all headed higher than that price-wise anyway and this one is spec'd quite differently to the MIM. It just seems a tad cheeky to me that he's gone with $800 like a new one; he clearly identifies the same advantages with this one that you do (aka he knows what he's got). Since he's making a slight salesman schtick of it, it's clear you could find a better deal on one.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Re: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Surely you both meant to say MIA Fenders are the greatest guitars on Earth
*cocks rifle in your faces*
...or aryew a coupla them goddam funnies??


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

[quote="HellaMelos"]Ebay In the description it says it is "in "Twilight Zone" condition, and has no condition issues that I can see. I bought this guitar for the sparkle blue finish, and rarely played it. Like new!" Is $800 WAY too much for a squier supersonic?



We tend to forget that some used guitars sell with a good case. And some have no case. A good case is about a $100 retail value....so ya wanna take that into account as you consider price.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Squier Supersonic for $800? Reply with quote

[quote="HellaMelos"]Ebay In the description it says it is "in "Twilight Zone" condition, and has no condition issues that I can see. I bought this guitar for the sparkle blue finish, and rarely played it. Like new!" Is $800 WAY too much for a squier supersonic?



We tend to forget that some used guitars sell with a good case. And some have no case. A good case is about a $100 retail value....so ya wanna take that into account as you consider price.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-2013-Fender-Pawn-Shop-Super-Sonic-Electric-GUITAR-Dark-Gunmetal-Flake-MINT-/191340173432?pt=Guitar&hash=item2c8cc35878
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trust me, from what you've said elsewhere, you want the original Super-Sonic. Do not settle for the reissue. The neck plays very differently.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both sorts of Super-Sonics. The Squiers have tiny necks, the Pawn Shop Fenders have chunky necks. Both are good in their own ways.
If I didn't already have a gun-metal grey Fender, I would buy that one in a second. They were $799 new.
The gun-metal grey is actually purple sparkle when you see it up close.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mixtape wrote:
Trust me, from what you've said elsewhere, you want the original Super-Sonic. Do not settle for the reissue. The neck plays very differently.


REALLY wanted the squier, but snagged a reissue in gunmetal for $350. Couldn't pass up the deal! Cool
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