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Old 03-28-2019, 08:43 AM
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Anyone in here know anything about vintage electric guitars? Some guy wants to trade me this for some audio equipment that I have for sale (equipment is worth about $250-$300). Not sure of the value of the guitar, but it'd make a neat display piece.





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Cliffs: don't use Craigslist, if you must put no trades
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Trades are ok as long as it's something cool. I didn't pay much for the stuff I have on there anyways, so if I get something neat out of it, I'm ok with that.
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So it'd be a pretty even trade if the guitar works as it should.
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I’m the vintage guitar dude, worth about $250 retail.
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Iím the vintage guitar dude, worth about $250 retail.
Thanks. Is that one a complete POS or is it somewhat respectable?
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Todd, you trying to be the Ferrari Porsche Guy of Ohio?

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Thanks. Is that one a complete POS or is it somewhat respectable?
It may look ok, cosmetically, but it may have wiring issues, neck bow issues, cracks, etc.

If you want it as just a display piece, go for it. If you want to eventually play it, I'd take someone who knows a little something before you trade. have them plug it in and play it
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:29 AM
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Mostly display piece. But if all it is worth is like $250 max (assuming fully working and in good condition), I can easily get that out of what I'm selling.

Since I don't know a ton about them, I'll probably pass. However, I'll see if I can get him to throw in $50-$75 first as that might make it worth it
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So much awesome in that picture.
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Thanks. Is that one a complete POS or is it somewhat respectable?
Just a cheap guitar that looks looks cool from the late 70ís/ early 80ís, Curt Kobain played one a few times, made them popular for a short period of time.
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Seller said it was all original with new strings and it had no issues. Still not sure it's a $250 guitar and knowing nothing about them doesn't help me much.

It would look cool AF on the wall of my den though.
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Stop being poor then.
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I’d definitely pay 250 for that. I think my next guitar is gonna be a hollow body.
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Seller said it was all original with new strings and it had no issues. Still not sure it's a $250 guitar and knowing nothing about them doesn't help me much.

It would look cool AF on the wall of my den though.
Missing whammy bar.

Missing **** from pickup selector.

Pick guard is misaligned.

Strings aren't even clipped; indicative of someone who doesn't take care of their stuff.

Cosmetic issues, likely worse on the back which is why it isn't photoed.

I'm betting the frets are damaged and the neck is bent.

Wouldn't be surprised it the pots are scratchy.


On its best day, it's a $100 guitar.
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Missing whammy bar.

Missing **** from pickup selector.

Pick guard is misaligned.

Strings aren't even clipped; indicative of someone who doesn't take care of their stuff.

Cosmetic issues, likely worse on the back which is why it isn't photoed.

I'm betting the frets are damaged and the neck is bent.

Wouldn't be surprised it the pots are scratchy.


On its best day, it's a $100 guitar.

Thank you sir. I knew GDD would have a few guitar experts on hand.
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It’s called a tremolo arm, not a whammy bar.
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Thank you sir. I knew GDD would have a few guitar experts on hand.
LOL, I'm no expert.

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It’s called a tremolo arm, not a whammy bar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibrat...ems_for_guitar

They add vibrato to the sound by changing the tension of the strings, typically at the bridge or tailpiece of an electric guitar using a controlling lever (alternately referred to as a whammy bar, vibrato bar, or incorrectly as a tremolo arm)
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Typed out a long response and deleted it because I don’t feel like arguing with a Wikipedia article over the legitimacy of a term popularized by Wayne’s World.

Its Tremolo, it’s a goddamn patented term, just about all modern pitch altering stuff on guitars is based in some way on Leo’s Tremolo system.
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Thank you sir. I knew GDD would have a few guitar experts on hand.
didnt tokyo literally work in a guitar shop or something?
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