how not to list a tele on CL...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by indiobravo, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. peterpicker

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    I got a Nashville Power Tele in mint shape from a guy who was vague, for $250. I think what also helped was he lived just a bit far for folks to go and look at it and finally met me half way driving.
     
  2. 73Fender

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    +1. Also that story will not prove beneficial in helping me reduce my CL monitoring. Wonder how the seller decided it was a Baja?

    Tap, how is the neck profile? Some are thin and some are chunky, my '73 has chunk.
     
  3. tap4154

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    She looked at the Fender website and thought it looked like a Baja.

    The neck is great! A bit narrower, like most 70's necks, but a nice U shape about the same thickness as my '01 AVRI. Very comfy to play. Stamped by Herb Gastelum, who is an old-time Fender shaper, and went on to work in the custom chop.


    Good deal peterpicker! Mint Nashville Power Tele for $250???
     
  4. 62 Jazzmaster

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    I had one not quite as amazing as that, but for $40 and a little soldering, I turned this:
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    into this:

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    1966 Ibanez Model 480
     
  5. KCJonez

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    This would never happen in Toronto. Here, everything posted on craigslist is 'rare'.
     
  6. Stringbender11

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    I dont argue that you can find good deals on CL, there definitely are some. And I long ago realized lots of the no-info posts are done by idiot kids or their (probably) equally stupid parents. The reason doesnt really matter to me, I just dont bother with ads that have no info in them or the title is vague.
    I dont have the patience for that occasional deal that pops up, and I definitely prefer to deal with people that arent complete morons, lol.
     
  7. banjohabit

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    cool thread. CL experienced. no e-mails.
     
  8. tap4154

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    Beautiful! Looks to be in great shape.

    Great score!
     
  9. LarryInTexas

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    Some of these ads are from people that really don't know much about the geat they own. That may sound foolish, but consider this:

    I live near an army post, and the local guitar store sells a lot of high end guitars to soldiers that have money to burn and good intentions of learning to play.

    Then they get their $2000 Taylor or Strat home and many of them don't have the tenacity to stick to learning to play.

    So they put it up for sale.

    I'm just saying that it is possible to get some good gear out of SOME of this type of ad.
     
  10. Memphisbound

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    Never hurts (too much) to dig a little. It's kind of fun too.
    -Anchorage, AK pawn shop listed MIM Strat on hangtag. It was a MIJ '62 RI Tele in white. $200
    -Local pawn shop had an unidentified Tele that turned out to be the prototype for the Tele Acoustasonic.
    -Anchorage CL: Fender Dual Pro ('94 Bruce Zinky Custom) $450
    The places that it pains me to wander around in are the international stores. Unbelievably overpriced.
     
  11. Jake_Blues

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    That might be part of it for me. At work, while many times I'm dealing with people in some bad situations, a certain percentage of the time, their own stupidity is the approximate cause of their misfortune.
     
  12. Memphisbound

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    Which can be the reason for your good fortune...if you can put up with the silliness.
     
  13. xtrajerry

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    Funny this thread reminds me of match.com.. same crap happens over there..
     
  14. Jake_Blues

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    New "Reality TV" show: Craig's List Trollers! It could be built on the same formula as "Pawn Star", "Storage wars" etc.

    "It might be a vintage "Nocaster", or it could be a Chinese made piece of Junk. I'm taking it to my expert, Bob LaBlah, at "Tele-pathic vintage instruments."

    "Hi Bob: I'm the guy that called about the guitar I bought for a dollar fifty on Craig's list?"

    "Oh, Hi Fred. Let's take a look."

    Opens the dusty tweed case: "Holy $#!+" (Cut to commercial)
     
  15. allen082

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    I ended up with a vintage fender amp for a great price because I responded to the generic craigslist ad stating "fender amp."
     
  16. Stringbender11

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    Wait, they talk about guitars on Match.com?!
     
  17. Gearhead88

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    I check for good deals daily on kijiji

    Lots of two year old "brand new " instruments needing a good home

    Common descriptions may go like this

    Guitar for sale , thought I could learn but I suck and just want it gone

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    Was going to learn how to play but didn't have time

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    Guitar for sale , was a gift ......

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    Guitar for sale , needs tuning , I have no time to go and have this done .
     
  18. KeithRichard

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    Or the Guy who upgrades a $50 guitar with $800 of upgrades and expects to get most of that money back. Its still a $50 axe.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using TDPRI
     
  19. KeithRichard

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