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Napman41

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Aug 27th, 2015 05:31 PM        

It's been years since I've been in the market for a new CS guitar.. In the interim I've discovered that the MSRP / MAP on other major brands of guitars is very negotiable. Case in point would be Martin guitars. 40% off of MSRP is the standard. Would that be applicable to stock Fender CS guitars ?



Tyrone Shuz



USA

I'm all in!
Sep 8th, 2015 09:07 AM        

At one time "40-off" was possible at some stores, but like you, it's been years since I've shopped. But yes, stores like Chuck Levin's in MD, and E.M. Shorts in Wichita have great prices. I think the in-store prices are better at Chuck's than the quotes you can get online, but you can always ask once you start the conversation.



Mikeyguitar

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Apr 3rd, 2016 01:27 PM        

So what does a standard CS Strat go for these days?<br /> Me and a guy I work with were just discussing Fender prices.<br /> I bought a CS Strat around the year 2002 - custom paint color for $1,300. I'm not sure you can buy a regular new Am. Strat for that these days.



LeftRightOut

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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
May 16th, 2016 03:04 AM        

Just got a quote for a custom shop guitar<br /> <br /> lucky I was sitting down<br /> <br /> $7000 Australian <br /> <br /> about $5100 US.<br /> <br /> only thing was I asked for a matching headstock and custom wound pups.<br /> <br /> They wouldn't give me a base price and then the added cost of headstock and pups<br /> <br /> for that money I can buy a vintage strat



Chris Greene

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Idaho, USA

Strat, Tele, Strat, Tele...hmmmmm
May 17th, 2016 02:27 AM        

I think Fender has lost their mind with current pricing. They are now in direct competition with their dealers. Strange turn of events for this company.



reverend mikey

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May 18th, 2016 11:57 AM        

I agree, Chris. Local dealers are starting to get weary of Fender's new policies, too... they're feeling the pinch from the big box stores and now from Fender itself.<br /> <br /> I've thought of ordering one of the American Design Experience guitars from Fender - mostly because as a lefty I could get some desirable options (color, bridge, neck radius) not available to lefties without going to the above mentioned (ahem!) Custom Shop...at much higher prices (my build would be around $1,600).<br /> <br /> Too bad Fender won't let dealers in on the ADE guitars/basses - but I suspect then they'd cost another $500. But I'd like to see the dealer get some business...after all, if one of these guitars needs set-up, where will you take it? Local dealer, right? Can they charge that back to Fender?



old time fender player



United States

Sep 7th, 2016 12:57 PM        

no more ADE now its called the mod shop. Same thing with less choices online only



6L6

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Nov 1st, 2016 06:03 PM        

"I think Fender has lost their mind with current pricing. They are now in direct competition with their dealers. Strange turn of events for this company..."<br /> <br /> +1



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