Should I sell this Strat??

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  1. Liamkeane01

    Liamkeane01 TDPRI Member

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    I've had this strat now for over a year and it was my one and only until I got my Tele, since than a rarely play the strat anymore and I feel as if there's no use for it and i like the overall sound and tone i get from the tele over it. Its a upgraded 2019 player series strat with tex mex pickups and new tuners, now I'm just confused whether i should sell it and have the cash or keep it. I've been fighting myself on this decision now for too long and its time to get some other opinions from some people who know:)
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  3. Danb541

    Danb541 Tele-Afflicted

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    If you need the cash, sell it. If you don't need the cash, keep it. It's not likely to lose value.
     
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    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    No harm to put it up for sale to gauge interest, and if you get a decent offer think about it then.
    Besides, if you ever wanted another strat there are plenty to choose from.
     
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    if I do sell it, should I keep the upgrades installed? will they bring any more value?, dont really NEED the money in college and wouldnt mind a little help with textbooks lol
     
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    scottser Friend of Leo's

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    Nice guitar btw
     
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    Personally I’d keep it. But I’ve kept most of the guitars I’ve ever had.
     
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    spurgie79 Tele-Afflicted

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    Keep it. One day you'll pick it up and twiddle with the knobs, find a tone and wonder why you ever put it down. Most of us have a whole lot of stuff in our quiver that rarely get used and when we find them again, it's pleasant surprise.
     
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    bumnote Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    The moment you sell it, you'll start looking at another Strat to buy.
     
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    davenumber2 Friend of Leo's

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    If you keep thinking about it, it tells me you don't really like the guitar that much. Sell it and get one that makes you want to play it.
     
  11. Henley

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    If the upgrades are removable and you can bring the guitar back to stock, do it. Sell the guitar and the upgrades separately. You rarely get $$ out of upgrades left on the guitar.

    I have 4 or 5 USA strats, not sure how many...they are very nice guitars. Once I played a real telecaster...they live in darkness to this day. Its' simple...I'm a Tele-Guy.
     
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    I bought it for the retail price of 699, what would be considered a good offer? 500?
     
  13. Danb541

    Danb541 Tele-Afflicted

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    If you're young and in college I can understand selling it. I will tell you this though, I was young and in college once and sold a few guitars, I regret it big time and wish I still had them.
     
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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    If you don’t feel there’s anything special about it, move it on.
    There’s always plenty about if you get the Urge.
     
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    Same here! its simple as all my favorite artists and albums all have that tele tone that cant be matched
     
  16. Henley

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    I suspect those were not Mexican Strat's? :)

    Yes I would sell a Mexican Strat in a heartbeat for $500.
     
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    They were not Mexican strats. One was a late 70's Ibanez Artist model 2622. It was worth around $400 then. It would be worth around $1,500 now with the flight case I had for it.
    Do you have a crystal ball? Do you know what a Mexican strat might be worth in 25 years? One never knows. My hunch is not a lot, but who knows.
    Part of it for me goes beyond the instruments value, it is also sentimental.
     
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    Worth remembering that your tastes can change.

    Took me many years to realise I’m a Tele/LP guy, but.. a strat is one of those quintessential sounds. It’s a good guitar to have around.

    I say Keep it. It’s a Lovely looking strat.
     
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  19. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    As someone here years ago succinctly put it,

    "You don't sell guitars, you BUY guitars"

    (wish I could pay credit to the poster of this gem of wisdom)
     
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  20. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Strats require a lot of work to get that right sound. A great setup does wonders.

    Decide if the Tremolo should be floating or decked. Floating tremolo setup is difficult, but it's a wonderful thing. A decked tremolo still offers that subtle spring reverb that doesn't always register til it's gone.

    Finding the right pickup heights for each pickup takes time, but is a very rewarding task. Lower each one flush with the pickguard and adjust up in small increments while playing to find the best tone with the best volume response.

    Wiring mods is the next step if needed and changes to pot/cap values.

    If you still don't like it after that, change pickups or sell it.
     
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