American Fat Strats not Popular?

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  1. NoBrakes

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    I have a American Fat Strat Texas Special that I've been trying sell. It's mint and I can't get a bite except some give away price. What should this be worth? Is the issue that thier are so many Strats out there? I like having a Strat and have two. It might just be a keeper or trade bait I guess.
     
  2. Badside

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    Please tell me it's not teal metallic, I miss my Fat Strat Texas Special dearly, best Strat I ever had.
     
  3. NoBrakes

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    Nope, black w/a pearloid guard
     
  4. Matt L

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    No one likes pearloid....that's your problem. ;)
     
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  6. NoBrakes

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    It's in the emporium.. Not sure how to link
     
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    The comment above may have been in jest, but pearloid does kind of suck for selling. I had an amazing USA Lonestar that I couldn't get anyone to bite on. Changed the PG to mint green and like that, offers. You've got to remember a lot of people don't work on their own guitars. What's on there is how the guitar was, is, and always will be. I don't think pearloid is very popular anymore. A $15 investment in a cheap ebay PG may be worth it.
     
  9. NoBrakes

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    I've always liked plainer pickguards myself
     
  10. Matt L

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    I was dead serious! As mentioned, some folks don't realize how easy swapping a pickguard can be. They'll disregard the guitar completely if its not the color they want.

    Seriously, try a plain white or black pg, and see if that helps. Pearloid turns off a lot of people. The guitar is nice and priced well. Good luck.
     
  11. Custom50

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    It's because people aren't buying gear right now (at least where I'm at) not because of the guitar. Fat strats are popular. Because they're awesome. But unless you are willing to take a loss it's going to be a while before you sell it.
     
  12. ixnay

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    If something isn't selling, it is usually a good indicator that the price is too high.

    I haven't shopped for American Strats in a while, but last time I was in the market $800 was a bit on the high side...
     
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    True. It could be post xmas budgets BC things do seem to be sticking around longer than normal
     
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    I think the price is too high for an '01. The '08+ are more desirable, and they can be found used for what you're asking.
     
  15. NoBrakes

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    What's going rates on these.. All the ones I've seen are unrealistic
     
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    That price is fine. Those guitars hold their value. Just keep putting the word out and wait IMO.
     
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    Looks great to me. I own 3 Strats (and they are all fat).
     
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    Price is fair- those are great guitars. Might be too soon after Christmas for most folks though.
     
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    If i had the money right now, this would be an insta-buy. I really miss my Fat Strat Texas Special. It was only made under that name for a few years and it's not very popular. People probably associate it with the American Special, but this was actually an upgrade on the Am Series of the time!
    Just gotta be patient I guess.
     

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