eBay listing, have a look & help please

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  1. JustStartingOut

    JustStartingOut Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I'm thinking I may want to think about a Baja CS but really shouldn't. I recently decided to start playing so picked up a used MIM Standard Tele that I really like. But. New and shiny!

    Anyway, I just saw this on eBay. It's a '12 but new/old stock. I'm wondering 2 things, is it a fair price and what is that glob of stuff on the neck pickup?

    I'm debating on making an offer but don't know what would be reasonable. I suppose I should try one out too, not sure about the neck in general.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. 68tele

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    Maybe that's the protective plastic film separating from the pickguard?
     
  3. dsutton24

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    I think the 'gob' is a wrinkle in the protective plastic over the pickguard.

    As for price, it looks like $800 is new price, so $740 for a new guitar is okay, but not a monster deal. The big sellers frequently offer 15% off, making it $680. I think that's where I'd start looking.
     
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    Yeah, I think it's just the protective film peeling off the pickguard in a couple spots.
     
  5. JustStartingOut

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    Thanks, appreciate it.

    I guess I'll just go to my local GC and see what they have. As I said, I'd want to check the soft V neck anyway so may as well do business with them if I decide to get one.
     
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    Just know that the "soft V" neck, in most cases, is a "no v" neck. I owned that neck. I've had a buddy that owned one. And I've played dozens.

    NONE had a V to them. And I know/love a V neck. My favorite neck is the TMO-V from AllParts (and the corresponding mid-90s TL52 Fender Japan neck with the same thick Vee profile).

    It's not a bad neck. It's just not a V.
     
  7. JustStartingOut

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    Thanks for that. I've read that they are thicker/fatter than a C. Just thinking it might be too big for my girly hands that are still learning chords. I do plan on at least going and looking though.
     
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    Definitely do. They're thicker than a typical "C" neck. But I'd call them a fatter C, not a V.

    And I don't have girly hands, but my fingers are stubby. I find fatter necks easier to play. Not harder.

    Good luck!
     
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    The Baja has the best profile of any neck IMO. It's FAT.
     
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    I think you can get a better deal through one the online retailers; GC, MF or Sweetwater. Call one of them and ask for 15% off. Plus you'll have the added benefit of a generous return policy if you don't like it...
     
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    Yes, definitely check out the neck profile. I like a nice chunky C but I haven't been able to cozy up to the Baja neck for some reason. Lots of pickers like them though.
     
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    Well. I was speaking with my son earlier today and asked him what he thought (he's been playing for ~18 years, just as a hobby). He giggled and told me to go into his closet and fish around for a guitar case in the back corner. He has a 50's strat reissue (not really sure exactly what) that he has to work on eventually. It has a soft V neck! It is a 7.25 radius but when I busted it out I found it to be very comfy (beefy?), I didn't like the 'thin' 7.25 but did like the feel of the V.

    So yeah. I called Sweetwater and my brand spanking new Blonde Classic Player Baja will be here Wednesday! They went down to $715 no tax, free shipping. I'm good with that price, no hassle return if it isn't everything I'm hoping for. Can't wait, it's going to be a looong few days!
     
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    Happy ending!
     
  14. boris bubbanov

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    Congrats!

    Yes, this Baja neck will be substantially more C shaped than that Classic 50s Strat is - that Strat is a typical soft V neck. I wonder if Fender decided to refer to the Baja as a V in order to differentiate it from a CS No-Caster neck which has a lot of shoulder (and the Baja has none of that, correct).

    I have seven of these Bajas, the ash bodied "50s" version that was until recently the only version. I've let players try out a few of them and basically, what I got was this:

    Half found "No V" at all; and

    The other half found a slight, very slight V but only in the first to sixth fret area - just a trace. People don't say that about the many Fender V necks available on all those Strat models - they clearly feel a V, an obvious but soft V.
     
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    Good move. Sweetwater will treat you right, and I'm sure you'll love the Baja.
     
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    Thanks everyone, you've all been a great help (and I blame you for making me by it!).

    Here's the link to it on Sweetwater's site, 7 lbs of gorgeous.

    Gah. Link isn't going to the right one
     
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    I'll download them and post. Ugh
     
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    Hopefully that worked. Sorry for all the posts.
     

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    Sounds like you did good, that one on ebay was almost 9lbs, probably why it's NOS!
     
  20. boris bubbanov

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    My, that's a gorgeous one! And seven even is a sought after weight, for sure.

    Could be just those two pieces, nicely matched indeed (offset).
     
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