March 10th, 2012, 03:37 AM
Yeah. Someone's got an S310 up for sale here in San Diego on craigslist and I was just wondering how they stack up against other strats in terms of quality and such. It's a 92. I'd be interested in picking it up but the guy says that it's rare, and people think that just because they don't see something very often means it's worth a lot of money.
March 10th, 2012, 07:38 AM
No help, but yeah, sometimes there's a reason it's rare.
March 10th, 2012, 10:42 AM
Yeah, one of those on the Phoenix CL that pops up every two weeks or so. The guy wants about $400. Right.
Just looking this morning, and a guy is listing an Epiphone Standard Amp (big brother to the Valve Junior) and wants $400.
I just can't understand why they keep listing the same thing over and over for months on end at ridiculous prices.
March 10th, 2012, 12:31 PM
This guy's not even listing a price, but it's just hard to talk someone down from some idea they have. Like there's a few guitars that I see posted up for $100+ every few days, I go check Amazon and I can grab them for $50 new. I don't think those people would think too kindly of a $30 off, ya know?
March 10th, 2012, 01:08 PM
They play well with a decent setup. The necks are nice if you can deal with the headstock shape. I picked mine up for 75 dollars and I'd say if you can get it cheap go for it. Just remember, it still has a plywood body and cheap but decent hardware.
And like others have said, rare does not always equal valuable.
And for quality think squire standard.
March 10th, 2012, 02:28 PM
75 bucks is about max ... it's comparable to a plywood Squier Affinity Strat which would sell used in the same ballpark ...
March 10th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the info, guys. I'm more in the market for something with a humbucker, myself, but I was just interested in the Epiphone for the fact that it's weird.
March 10th, 2012, 11:29 PM
He has it listed twice....second ad says 300 bucks or offer/trade.
GC has one for 199 and Music go Round has one for even less.
I wouldn't offer more than 50 bucks. The guy is obviously trying to make a play on its rarity. Not.
March 11th, 2012, 01:38 AM
Yeah, I was looking into another one on Wednesday, a JBP strat, because I won't say no to a good guitar for a good price even if it's not exactly what I want, and the guy had it up for $30, willing to go as low as $20 if you could pick it up that night. I called him and he said someone was coming over to look at it, but he'd text me if it was still available. Never got a text back, so I assumed it was sold.
What do I see on there today? That same JBP up for sale for $50! Willing to go as low as $40 if you could pick it up today.
March 12th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Oh, finally I've found someone who knows them!!!
What model is this one? I bought it in the '80ies and still is playing. No numbers or code on the neck.
March 12th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Looking yours over, it's either an S200, S300 or S310. I don't know much about tremolos, but someone else who does might be able to narrow it down more from those specs.
March 13th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Thank you very much!
Found!It is a S-500! :mrgreen:
March 13th, 2012, 01:56 AM
great looking tail piece....i never understood those headstocks.