More affordable Mike McCready 60's Strat

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  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 752
    That is a sweet looking Strat! Price seems like a steal.
     

  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,008
    That is a sweet looking Strat! Price seems like steal.
     

    By the time I was able to verify the serial and production numbers, someone else arranged to buy it.  If that deal doesn't go down, I'm next in to buy.

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  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 752
    I just missed out on a great deal for a Gibson Firebird. I spent about 48hrs going back an forth and then decided to go for it. When I called to say I'll take it, I was told it sold an hour before I called. I'm still smarting from this one.
      
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,008
    I just missed out on a great deal for a Gibson Firebird. I spent about 48hrs going back an forth and then decided to go for it. When I called to say I'll take it, I was told it sold an hour before I called. I'm still smarting from this one.
      

    Another custom shop came up for $3K.  NOS roasted ash body w/ roasted maple neck ... I have to admit this is a nice looking guitar!

    It has nice specs, but not a '59 or '60 spec.  '64 pickups with a blend knob for adding the neck pickup to the others.  I figure this is about $1.6K savings vs buying from Sweetwater.  Looks like the seller bought it during the pandemic and never played it.




  • qontheboardqontheboard Posts: 752
    Jason P said:
    I just missed out on a great deal for a Gibson Firebird. I spent about 48hrs going back an forth and then decided to go for it. When I called to say I'll take it, I was told it sold an hour before I called. I'm still smarting from this one.
      

    Another custom shop came up for $3K.  NOS roasted ash body w/ roasted maple neck ... I have to admit this is a nice looking guitar!

    It has nice specs, but not a '59 or '60 spec.  '64 pickups with a blend knob for adding the neck pickup to the others.  I figure this is about $1.6K savings vs buying from Sweetwater.  Looks like the seller bought it during the pandemic and never played it.




    That is another sweet looking Strat! The grain on the body is fantastic and I love the baked maple neck.

  • PJammer4lifePJammer4life Los AngelesPosts: 2,474
    The $9,999 Noel Gallagher ES-355 and $899 Epiphone Riviera released this week gives me some hope that a lower priced version could be in the future.
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  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,533
    The $9,999 Noel Gallagher ES-355 and $899 Epiphone Riviera released this week gives me some hope that a lower priced version could be in the future.
    I just ordered that Epiphone. Should be here this week. 
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    pjpjpaul said:
    The $9,999 Noel Gallagher ES-355 and $899 Epiphone Riviera released this week gives me some hope that a lower priced version could be in the future.
    I just ordered that Epiphone. Should be here this week. 
    dude that's awesome! let us know what you think of it.
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,008
    Jason P said:
    I just missed out on a great deal for a Gibson Firebird. I spent about 48hrs going back an forth and then decided to go for it. When I called to say I'll take it, I was told it sold an hour before I called. I'm still smarting from this one.
      

    Another custom shop came up for $3K.  NOS roasted ash body w/ roasted maple neck ... I have to admit this is a nice looking guitar!

    It has nice specs, but not a '59 or '60 spec.  '64 pickups with a blend knob for adding the neck pickup to the others.  I figure this is about $1.6K savings vs buying from Sweetwater.  Looks like the seller bought it during the pandemic and never played it.




    That is another sweet looking Strat! The grain on the body is fantastic and I love the baked maple neck.


    Well, I got sick a few weeks ago, and in boredom started organizing my closet and found a significant amount of cash that I had completely forgotten about ... I don't even remember where it came from.  Anywho, the guitar hadn't sold and I cut a deal.  It is even better looking in person!  And it feels perfect.  The moment I picked it up it just felt right.

    So I guess this takes me out of the McCready strat wait list.  At least until it is announced of course.

    And when talking with the guy who sold it, I mentioned the small town I grew up in and that is where his best friend grew up ... turns out his friend's mom was my piano teacher when I was a kid (that just wanted to play baseball at the time).  Small world!

    (note to self:  clean entire house in search of more money)
  • Mystery closet cash... that's awesome. Congrats on what looks to be an incredible guitar!

    My comic book collection is at the back of my storage closet and I can't get to them because all my music gear is in the way. I have two copies of Amazing Spider-Man #50. One is valued around $600, and the other around $2400. I just picked up the keys to my new rehearsal studio today, and all that gear is being moved from the storage closet to the new studio on Saturday. I plan on selling the higher valued copy and putting the $$ towards a new guitar. So I guess I have a little closet cash, kinda sort of. 

  • Mystery closet cash... that's awesome. Congrats on what looks to be an incredible guitar!

    My comic book collection is at the back of my storage closet and I can't get to them because all my music gear is in the way. I have two copies of Amazing Spider-Man #50. One is valued around $600, and the other around $2400. I just picked up the keys to my new rehearsal studio today, and all that gear is being moved from the storage closet to the new studio on Saturday. I plan on selling the higher valued copy and putting the $$ towards a new guitar. So I guess I have a little closet cash, kinda sort of. 

    Comics?

    I'm curious.  DM me and maybe we can work something out.
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 19,008

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