Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by no1likesme, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    a local pawn shop has this green (from what I can tell with pictures it is sherwood green) mexican fender. the neck is straight and it plays/sounds reasonably well. for $150 I should be able to talk the guy down to $100 but there is one small problem... It has 6 strings and says stratocaster on the headstock :meh:.

    Should I either:
    Buy it and learn guitar
    Buy it and list on ebay to make a quick buck
    Leave it on the wall

    sorry no pics.
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    If you're not going to play it, leave it. I don't think you'll make that much money from it on a quick flip.
  3. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    If you want to learn guitar, or think you might in the future, go for it, it's not really going to hurt. That's a decent price I think, and who knows, maybe your guitarist can use it if you don't?
  4. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    that is kinda what I was thinking. It never hurts to have an extra guitar laying around, and it will help if I start writing my own stuff.

    I will give it a few days and if it is still there next weekend I will pick it up.

  5. Madness


    Jul 27, 2005
    Madison, WI
    Don't buy it if you won't play it, the flip won't bring you enough cash to constitute doing that.
  6. Relayer59


    Feb 23, 2007
    A few things...'cause I have a great MIJ Strat:
    1. Get a friend who plays guitar and actually knows his "stuff" to take a look/play it and give you an opinion.
    2. If it is light in weight and basically plays and sounds good, that's a good price.
    3. If you buy it and want to keep it as a "tone machine" (because you want a good guitar and it passes your friend's test), google Griblin Engineering in San Rafael, CA and buy their complete harness with Lindy Fralin pups. That'l run you about $250, but will turn a fundamentally decent strat into a tone monster that you'll love forever.
    4. Keep in mind, this is not an investment, it's a low cost, yet great sounding and playing guitar...just for you.

    I love upgraded, awesome sounding cheap Strats!!!
  7. Richard89


    May 7, 2007
    Is it a Standard or a Classic series model? If it's a Classic I really think you should buy it. The classic series are great guitars of very high quality :)
  8. team180b


    May 15, 2008
    For $100 I'd buy it.
  9. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    how can you tell?
  10. Richard89


    May 7, 2007
    The classic looks more like a vintage model. The easiest way to figure out if it's a standard or classic is probably to look on the Fender logo. The classic has a vintage style "spaghetti" logo, while the standard has a bigger silver Fender logo. Do a search on google and compare.

  11. I did the same thing about two years ago. Came across a decent Mexican Strat at a garage sale (of all places). Called a guitarist who knew his stuff and we ended up having a friendly arguement over who was going to buy it. (I won).

    It's been great to just pick up every once in a while and have a play.

    I call it my very short scale, six string "alto" bass.:D
  12. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    It is a classic then.

  13. Beachcoma


    Mar 19, 2007
    Yes, yes you should buy it. :D
  14. joebingo


    Aug 23, 2006
    London, UK
    i would just call it my guitar. but whatever floats your boat...

    to the op.

    You should buy it, $150 is not very much money at all (£75 - you'd be lucky to find a second hand squier for that in the UK), and as has been said earlier, it never hurts to have an extra guitar lying around!
  15. no1likesme


    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    I am gonna run in tomorrow morning and get it if it is still there.
  16. dewd


    Jun 20, 2008
    Cook County IL
    I say buy it!

    And by the way this is my first ever post on Talk Bass.
  17. If you don't use it, I am sure you can sell it in a sec for about at least what you paid for it.


  18. adronchase361


    Jun 8, 2008
    Good choice, never hurts to have a guitar lying around.