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guitarsamm

Oklahoma

Day late and a dollar short
Aug 23rd, 2016 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Anyone see this GoodWill auction?

I don't know much about vintage Strats, but something seeems off for it to be 13+ grand!

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewitem.asp?itemid=32448108

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Aug 23rd, 2016 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

So a 57 mary kaye with missing back plate in good shape. What about the case. Is this guitar center where I must pay separately for the matching case it shipped with?

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Aug 23rd, 2016 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmmmmmm....

Maybe yes...maybe no. I'm not a super expert in this stuff. But boy I'd sure be wary about spending $$$ like that without some kind of certified authentication.

The pots look totally bogus, as well as the connections to them. But like I said...whadda I know?

Peegoo
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Repeat
Aug 23rd, 2016 05:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's real. At least the guitar and the parts in those pics are the real deal.

NakedLunch

USA

Aug 23rd, 2016 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The electronics don't look original. Pots, 5-way switch, caps obviously. Did they use a leading zero in the SN's of that year? I must say it looks like the thing never saw the light of day seeing as the whites are so brilliant.

Pinetree
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Aug 23rd, 2016 06:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It won't be $13K at the end of the auction.



guitarsamm

Oklahoma

Day late and a dollar short
Aug 23rd, 2016 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh I am sure it'll go up and up and up.

I've seen some crazy stuff on these auctions. Just blows my mind that people donated it.

I haven't had any luck buying stuff on there, but I like to check the local one. There is a Gibson SG Faded, but it's already up to 430 bucks.

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NJArmpit of Universe

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
Aug 24th, 2016 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cold solder joint on trem spring plate.

Pinetree
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Aug 24th, 2016 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I buy stuff there all the time.

Stuff gets donated because people die.




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NJArmpit of Universe

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Aug 24th, 2016 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've never died.

Peegoo
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Aug 24th, 2016 03:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You're not people.

:o)

NakedLunch

USA

Aug 24th, 2016 04:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The neck plate serial number 'font' looks different than all the other 50's Fenders I've seen. The SN# on this guitar looks much thicker.

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NJArmpit of Universe

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Aug 25th, 2016 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, Goopee

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United States

Aug 25th, 2016 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think this one looks questionable. The saddles (although it's not a clear photo) look wrong, and make the string spacing look narrow. On top of that, did gold bridges in the 50s have black screws and springs?

NakedLunch I think is right about the font on the neck plate and the neck has a distinct orange RI look to it in some of the photos.

The body looks weird too. The way the paint is sinking into the grain is weird. The routing on the back where the claw is mounted is curved and the paint goes over it (meaning it was finished after the routing), which doesn't look accurate to me. And there's something about the waist, not sure how to describe it.

This makes me sound like a cynical curmudgeon, I'm sure. But without seeing it in person I surely wouldn't order it at anything over a partsocaster price.

NakedLunch

USA

Aug 25th, 2016 02:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

@BrentD - I total agree. The electronics also do not look authentic; the pots, 5-way switch, caps, and even the wiring. Then you look at the pick guard and pick-up covers. They are pure white. Unless the guitar was stored in a vacuum, there is no way the white wouldn't have yellowed at least a little bit.

BrentD
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United States

Aug 25th, 2016 06:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Currently showing $25 but I think bidding is halted. They're showing the following message:

"We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience. Due to various concerns expressed about this item we have decided to end its auction prematurely. We will be evaluating it in more depth to verify the authenticity of the pieces included in the auction. If we are able to determine more reliable information for the item, then we will relist it at our earliest opportunity. We will notify each bidder of the new auction number once the new listing has been created via the Shopgoodwill Customer Service messaging system. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences that this may have caused you. We thank you for your understanding in this matter."

guitarsamm

Oklahoma

Day late and a dollar short
Aug 25th, 2016 07:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ohh! The plot thickens.

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Aug 25th, 2016 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That was a lawsuit waiting to happen!

BrentD
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United States

Aug 25th, 2016 09:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't think they advertised it as a '57 or '58 or whatever, did they? It was just assumed by buyers. If that's the case then they are showing a lot of integrity not letting caveat emptor take over.

Edit: Year.

(This message was last edited by BrentD at 11:22 PM, Aug 25th, 2016)

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Aug 25th, 2016 11:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't agree about the yellow. Here is a photo of strat #2 that hangs in the NAMM museum of making music in Oceanside. Granted this is a cell phone photo, but both the pickguard and pu covers seem quite white.

Strat #2 1954 strat

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