What’s this Strat worth?

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What’s this Strat worth?

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Been offered this Strat but struggling with what it’s worth.
Made in Japan 1990, volume pots been removed but included. Yes it appears to be a fluro hand covering where the volume pot was (can’t explain why)
Looks to be ok condition but not mint.
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Re: What’s this Strat worth?

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More than a Mex one usually, less than a US one (whatever the heck a US standard is called these days -- I've lost track). From what I see it's closer to Mexican prices than most US ones. A decent condition Mexican one can fetch just over $1K, so I would not go too many 100s past that for a MIJ one.

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1300 if it's in great shape. Less than that if not.

They're decent guitars but not all that for the money. You could get a new FGN Strat for around the same and those are classy things.

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I wouldn’t pay much for it. $900 maybe. Older MIJ have good reps but I think they’re mistaken for today’s value of MIJ guitars. They are high value now. Good value for money then.

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Post by null_pointer »

What are you looking at doing with it? Resale? If thats the case I'd think $800 would be at the upper register of what I'd go in at, seeing you're going to need to replace the Vol pot, clean it up and probably do a setup before you move it on (for hopefully $1200). The MIJ 80s and early 90s were well made instruments, but I always found the pickups (basic ceramic) a bit meh. I still have an '85 that I put Lace Sensors in to get more of what a 'stratty' sound was like (if you were wanting to EC it from that era). Weighs a ton too (basswood and all)

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Post by murky »

I sold an 85 black Jap Strat (good condition, no case) in 2021 with $1 reserve on TM for $900.

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