Mine was a good one.Which is EXACTLY why I (as a predominately vintage dealer) will be buying older Dean, Hamer, BC Rich, Kramer, Boogie Bodies, Charvel, & other late 70's guitars before I'll pick through a pile of 300 1970's Fenders to find a couple of acceptable ones.
Same story here on the Anniversary model.I had a friend who wanted to sell me his 78 silver anniversary Strat,....it was his pride and joy and he needed the money.
I played it for five minutes through my Hi-Watt 100........i said sorry dude you couldn't pay me to take it.
Another guy i new had a 1975 three bolt strat in Black with maple board...... I tried to buy it and tried to trade for it.... but the guy wouldn't budge.....it was an awesome guitar.
I traded my "The Paul" for a 1976 Tobacco Sunburst Tele in solid ash for my dad who was a country picker.....he loved it and so did i.......after he passed away my sister got that guitar....she still has it.
There are some decent '70s fenders out there......not a lot.....but they are out there.
Lol affordable vintage... try being a V fan instead. Ppl losing their mind over Norlin LPs topping $3k. Who do you gotta blow to find a $3k norlin V that’s in one piece or not on fire?! All that $$$ for a thin slab of hog that’s fraction of parts/labor costs of the old pancake LP.
Also to throw in: the 70s profiles were their own thing like ‘50s/‘60s making them uniquely (un)desirable to the individual. T-tops finally have had their long-overdue respect. Cramped slim-tapered necks may be the bane to this one’s existence, and the cat’s ass to that one. Apples to oranges of sorts when comparing to say, a ‘58
So you can't afford a real burst??I'm confident that if you blindfolded people and played a 59 Les Paul and a current 50's Standard using the exact same wiring and pickups, almost no one would be able to tell which is the $100,000 guitar and which was the $2,500 dollar guitar. So for me personally, I don't get any of this. An electric guitar is so adherent to its wiring and pickups and it's insane to me that anyone pays anything more current, brand new guitar prices.