- Feb 2, 2008
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72 strat $50k? if it ain't owned by hendrix it's bullshit...............just my opinion
Absolutely spot on! I could not have said it better. Jrs and Specials are so frikkin under-valued now. THINK about what these are and what they are selling for, less than a ReIssue R9, it's a no brainer... and don't you think when the market corrections are over and prices start climbing again, don't ya think these vintage babies will head back up where they were or at least close to the premiums of a year or two ago?While Bursts and Customs certainly have their "charms", a good 1950's LP Jr. is the holy grail of vintage Les Paul tone for some of us. $3,500 for one w/ a headstock repair is a fair deal even in this economy. Look at what your getting: the very best sounding Honduras mahogony and Brazilian rosewood that has long been unobtainable, hide glue construction, no trussroad condom to dampen neck resonance, and those wonderful 1950's P90's that cannot be replicated today.
The price slide Jr's have seen recently is simply a necessary market correction after they shot up up in value too far too fast a few years ago. But look at it this way: you could easily spend that much on a new guitar that a.) will never go up in value, (the Jr. market should eventually go up again) and b.) doesn't sound anywhere near as good.
But its best not to worry about what the market will do or focus on whether its a good investment--just enjoy the heck out of your guitar and you'll easily get more than your money's worth out of it.
Mine had three repairs, so according to that line of thought, Mine's' "Three Times Dope" as the gangstas said in the ninetiesBCR Greg says they're better after a headstock repair, which is a notorious achilles heel.
Will do River!Damn, Humply, your enthusiasm is contagious. I'm almost as excited as you are, because that would be my ultimate acquisition as well. If "your boy" comes up with another one some day, please oh please keep me in mind!
I would tend to agree with you Cookie!Hemp's, your excitement is contageous! I can't wait to see the bleedin' thing now!
I have to say, a double cut is something I don't own and, as other people have said, now would be a good time to find one!