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USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« on: April 03, 2009, 03:37:33 PM »
hey guys looking at buying a 1983 black USA Fender strat off someone (serial number around the E 300,XXX mark) and wanted to know roughly what would be the resale value is one of these. just so that i know if its worth buying for the price i am being offered.

purely looking at buying for investment purposes, if it prooves to be a good buy (and is in very good condition).

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2009, 03:40:57 PM »
Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton!

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2009, 04:06:26 PM »
Its worth posting this in the right forum!

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 05:04:45 PM »
what a dummy - accidentally put it in the wrong forum...dz, can you please move this to the equipment for sale forum?

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 05:29:53 PM »
Fuck you cunt, I've been thinking about strating it up lately too. Difference being, you can actually afford to buy one.

Cunt.

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 05:54:46 PM »
I've been thinking alot about strats lately too... shame im poor

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 05:58:54 PM »
Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton!

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 06:56:43 PM »
Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton! Cliff Burton!

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2009, 07:26:13 PM »
merh... same o... but i dont think any true guitarist could ever live without at least one good strat...
possibly even a tele...!

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009, 01:43:57 AM »
Ugghh... Fenders... :sick:
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2009, 07:46:01 AM »
Ugghh... Fenders... :sick:

couldnt agree more...
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2009, 02:35:34 PM »
i'm not really into playing fenders, and i don't intend to use it...just want to invest in a good collectors guitar

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009, 10:55:59 PM »
Don't quote me on this, but I don't think that era of Fender is very good.  Fender, at the time, was owned by a company called CBS...which was really into cost cutting the instruments.
If you want an investment Fender, then get yourself something pre-1965 ;)
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009, 08:09:23 AM »
I had a quick look on ebay, and nothing there was really over the $1200 mark of that era, apart from one which seemed to be a pretty rare, high end model.
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2009, 10:42:31 AM »
Ugghh... Fenders... :sick:
couldnt agree more...
you guys are poofs. See if you can name these guys:

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2009, 10:49:04 AM »
Evil Pelvis, I agree!! 8)
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2009, 11:05:27 AM »
so 4 awesome rock guitarists and one slut holding a Squire that doesnt appear to have any pickups?

EDIT : theres one knob... so it must have a bridge pickup under her hand... still gay
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2009, 11:22:11 AM »
hmm ok. Try to work this one out. It's simpler:




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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2009, 11:38:15 AM »
the only thing in common is the slut factor, although that appears to have increased somewhat.... that and her bedspread is a bit of a purple haze.
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2009, 03:42:49 PM »
Still with Haydz... besides, the same jailbait slut with a Caparison or Schecter (for example) guitar would be WAAAAY sexier.
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2009, 04:01:12 PM »

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 04:05:39 PM »
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ;D


Leo says it all really!!
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2009, 04:11:48 PM »
Lol...

I still stand by Fender's being lame... just because old school rock stars played with them, it doesn't make them great... they didn't have the choice of today's more diverse and appealing range of guitars and designs... and 24-fret boards.
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2009, 04:16:39 PM »
you mean guitars like this?





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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2009, 04:18:26 PM »
The ultimate in tone. 8)
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2009, 08:34:59 PM »
so 4 awesome rock guitarists and one slut holding a Squire that doesnt appear to have any pickups?

EDIT : theres one knob... so it must have a bridge pickup under her hand... still gay


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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2009, 08:38:56 PM »
the only thing in common is the slut factor, although that appears to have increased somewhat.... that and her bedspread is a bit of a purple haze.

 

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2009, 10:04:50 PM »
Anyone who rags on a strat hasn't played one.

Guitars for grownups.



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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2009, 11:12:02 PM »
Anyone who rags on a strat hasn't played one.

Guitars for grownups.


Fuck oath. They might not be the most interesting guitars to look at but the feel and tone is awsome.

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2009, 12:07:53 AM »
Ehh... maybe it's just me, or just Fender basses... every Fender or Squire bass I've played on I've found boring, and uninspiring... I can't even be fucked playing one.
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2009, 07:55:51 AM »
Lol...

I still stand by Fender's being lame... just because old school rock stars played with them, it doesn't make them great... they didn't have the choice of today's more diverse and appealing range of guitars and designs... and 24-fret boards.

Even as far back as the late 50's Gibson were producing some pretty awesome shaped guitars.... Flying V anyone? 
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2009, 09:31:30 AM »
Ehh... maybe it's just me, or just Fender basses... every Fender or Squire bass I've played on I've found boring, and uninspiring... I can't even be fucked playing one.
Yeah it's just you. It sounds like you've been around the world and played a few thousand guitars. You're not in Bon Jovi are ya?
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2009, 12:30:05 PM »
Ehh... maybe it's just me, or just Fender basses... every Fender or Squire bass I've played on I've found boring, and uninspiring... I can't even be fucked playing one.
Yeah it's just you. It sounds like you've been around the world and played a few thousand guitars. You're not in Bon Jovi are ya?
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A few thousand Fenders... :P

I tend to make playing the store instruments a habit whenever I walk into a store. Then again, to be fair, some of the time the basses are either improperly set up, or have been fucked around with by the last person(s) who played on them. :/

Also, the stock bridges on Fender basses are le gay. Fix 'em up Leo.

I'll admit I'm wrong MDV, but I want you to admit that there's room for subjectivity. ;D
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2009, 12:47:12 PM »
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2009, 06:26:55 PM »
Ehh... maybe it's just me, or just Fender basses... every Fender or Squire bass I've played on I've found boring, and uninspiring... I can't even be fucked playing one.

haha i have been able to overlook your ripping fenders...but to then rip fender basses in particular...are you SURE your a bass player??

Fender make some of the nicest basses out there (your the first bass player i have come by who has every had a problem with them...).

Its not the instrument that's boring and uninspiring...ITS THE PLAYER  :P.

A great musician should be able to pick up any instrument and make great music from it whether it be a $100 cheapy or a magnificent piece of craftmanship...


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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2009, 07:57:40 PM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2009, 07:58:55 PM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2009, 08:01:16 PM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2009, 08:36:02 PM »


Hahaha!

Just noticed the " P.S. Fuck Off"  :laugh:

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2009, 08:00:17 AM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

yes, but how  many times do you have to say it?
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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2009, 09:30:44 AM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

Which ones would you say?

I've had a craving for a strat or tele for a while now.

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2009, 10:28:08 AM »
Teles rule!


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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2009, 11:52:49 AM »
Tele's are for girls. Strats are for men.

Didn't you know?

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2009, 01:16:54 AM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

Which ones would you say?

I've had a craving for a strat or tele for a while now.

Well, what's your budget? Also, some of these clones are rather hard to get in Australia, but if you want to go thru the hassle in getting a good one, it's possible...

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2009, 01:17:40 AM »
I do have to say though, there are some Fender clones out there that pwns the current crop of Fenders in terms of quality and tone...  :)

yes, but how  many times do you have to say it?

I guess I've lost count as to how many times I've said it on WF forums...  :laugh:

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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2009, 01:34:49 PM »
Nothing wrong with Fenders! it really depends what sort of tone and playability you're after.
You gotta expect some negativity towards them in a metal forum  :laugh:

CBS owned Fender from the mid '60s until '85 and were all about cost cutting and mass production. I've played some kick ass '80s Fenders, although the majority are considered to be below par.

If it's purely for investment purposes I'd say you have a good chance of making a small profit 10 years down the track as most people wouldn't know the specifics of  Fender's history and would be keen to just get their hands on an older model for bragging rights and nostalgia purposes.

Depends how much they want for it, I'd expect to pay around $1000-$1200 for a standard '80s strat.



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Re: USA Fender Strat '83...whats it worth??
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2009, 12:33:34 AM »
New fenders suck, old Fenders pwn (especially basses).