Piles of Strats.....

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  1. CCK1

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    And excellent fried bologna sandwiches!
     
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    A local guy who had a music store told the same thing about a store that he worked at here in Memphis around that time, he said they had a whole bunch of new 50s and 60s Strats that were unsold, you could buy any of them for around $100 each.
    Who would have ever dreamed that one day they would be worth so much now.
     
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    Keep in mind guys, that it's not about the parts, but about who put those parts together.
     
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    I had a chance to but two different Goldtops for $160 each when I was 15.
    I only had $62 at the time.
    Just as well that I didn't. I probably would have hacked them up and repainted them anyway.
    I hope they survived intact though.
     
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    Fried Lebanon Bologna (sweet) or pink (minced) Bologna? I love me a sweet bologna fried in butter and honey on buttered toast but never fried the pink stuff.
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    "The Pink Stuff"?If you haven't tried fried bologna, aka the pink stuff, what's the freaking holdup? Good stuff!
     
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    I'm sorry, I have been playing guitar since the 1960's and I never saw a Strat, Tele or any other Fender guitar going for $100.00. Maybe $175.00 to $200.00, but that was on the low end. Maybe is some parts of the country they were going for that, I don't know, but nowhere in California. Japanese Knock offs were selling for $100.00 back then. Some of this stuff is urban myth in my opinion.
     
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    You try sweet Lebanon bologna fried in butter and you'll turn your nose up at minced bologna.:confused: There are likely 200+ PA Dutch/Amish families who make this stuff in this area and I've been eatin' bolony sammiches since I'm a nubbin'. Just saying I've ate all kinds of this stuff.(not to say that you haven't) BUT! I will fry up some of the pink stuff soon and compare. Still got maybe 1/4# in the fridge.
     
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    I’ve always wondered, what happened to all of he parts he didn’t use? Had to be at least one decent strat left in all those parts.
     
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    1970-1974, in Tucson, AZ, I bought and sold A few Strats and Teles to “try them out”. Teles were going for $50 and Strats For $75. At the time, I played a Gibson SG and the Fenders did not appeal to me.
     
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    I decided to check the inflation rate for grins, and $150 in 1970 USD is equivalent to $1015.56 in 2020!

    Thank goodness for the more "affordable" gear today.
     
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    Looks like he was feeling fine... and dressed to party
     
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    And u didn’t like those old things ?
     
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    Considering the way they are made, all Fender guitars are factory partcasters.
     
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    IIRC Sho-Bud was well know for their pedal steels…
     
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    I bought my’60 Strat in ‘71 for $250. at McFaydens Music in Fayetteville, NC. To sweeten the deal they thru in a Gibson Discoverer amp. All my friends said get a Gibson guitar and a Fender amp but I couldn’t afford it. I still have the Strat and the amp and still gig the guitar.
     
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    $400 in 1970 is equivelant to $2800 today....not exactly "really cheap" (for us mere mortals not EC)
     
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    I think it's the plain old Oscar Meyer, not Lebanon, or German, or Boar's Head, or anything like that. Really good with a cold PBR.
     
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