‘58 Esquire for $1,250

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  1. galaxiex

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    I’m right there with you.
    My prototype is almost finished but I can’t find that unobtanium dilithiumtimemangalnese crystal I need to finish it.
     
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    1.22 Gigawatts of power from lightning bolt all ready when you are
     
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    Have you tried Aliexpress?
     
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    Esquire: For when you want a Telecaster that lacks 2/3rds' of the tonal options.
     
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    I bought one of those at the same time, does it have dot or block inlays and is it an ST or Artist?
     
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    I'm philosophical about this.

    Because I have this feeling that if I bought that and certain people knew I had it, eventually they would've broken in and taken it. The drug related crime problems of the 1980s and 1990s especially.

    And if it wasn't that, surely Hurricane Katrina would have taken it from me.

    I'm just happy I have what I have.
     
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    The 'vintage is better' thought in rock 'n roll must have cought on with the guitar buying public around that time. Cannot blame anybody for that: In 1980 you paid a little more for a vintage Strat that was a much better instrument than a new one. Professional or famous guitarist already knew and set the example. Almost all of them had already switched to vintage by that time. Now it is a completely different story of course. You do not HAVE to buy vintage to get a good guitar. In 1980 you had to.
     
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    mkdaws32, check out the new Charvels. Amazing spec, amazingly well put together. I'm tempted by their SSH version--



    Amazing price point for what you get!
     
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    That’s about 4k in today’s money. It would have been a worthy investment no doubt.

    4k for a Paul would have been about 10k in today’s money. Now that’s like winning the lottery.

    Always gives me a chuckle when older guys say something like “they want what for a harmony rocket!?”...well 150 was like 1200 dollars in 1960s money...
     
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    It was an Artist 2640 (1979 model) with dots. Excellent guitar! But of course heavy.
     
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    That was a great guitar mine was an ST1500 with blocks, a little cheaper model but I like it.
     
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    Guess that's the same reason you'd pick a Junior over a Special?
     
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    So stuff was cheaper in the past? Who knew?
     
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    The only Gibson I'd consider is another Fender Telecaster
     
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    That's about what one of my buddies paid for a Sony
    Betamax around 1980!
     
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    Ha, sounds like my Charvel Model 2, been sitting in a case for years. It has issues but I might consider selling it someday if you are interested.
     
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    Model 2 looks close, but my memory might be wrong - I had a Peavey Tracer, as well, that was very similar with only one HB for sure. Its possible my Charvel could have been HH, but I don't think so. Model 2 looks like it has a Floyd style trem, but there might have been a few variations. I can't remember if my Charvel has 1 volume and 1 tone, or just the volume.

    This is the tremolo I had. The 2 things I loved most about the Charvel were the neck and the tremolo. I put a DiMarzio Tone Zone in it and used an all-tube half stack - it was aweseome ;) This is the trem. Is this what you have?:

    kahler-usa-tremolo-bridge-arm-charvel_360_482fb67a22cdfbbd433374b523ff6cc5.jpg
     
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    Looks like the Kahler Spider trem on mine. I'll try and dig it out this weekend and take some pics.
     
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    That would be cool. You can PM me if you like, so we don't further hijack this thread.
     
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    They do have it in stock and will ship it, eventually, but it's kind of a chicken and egg thing. You would need the time machine in order to get to the point in time when the unobtanium dilithiumtimemangalnese crystal is finally delivered. Otherwise you would be long dead by the time it arrived.
     
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