Fenders you really regret selling.

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  1. dreamspace

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    Probably the guitar in general that I regret selling. Best Strat I've EVER owned (and even tried).

    And it's a...Fender Japan 62 Partscaster :omg

    It was super light, good fat C neck and extremely resonant...you could hit the light e string and feel the whole body vibrate, and so freaking loud too.
    Pickups sounded fatter than any other set I've owned.

    Didn't need the money, just went through a gear "flip-for-profit" phase...have no idea why I sold it. Plan was to call up the buyer and buy it back, at whatever cost (100% serious)...but I lost all my phone records, so it's probably gone forever now.

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  2. bigwebb

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    similar situation. I had a MIM black strat with a FAAAAT maple neck and dimarzio area 58's in the neck and middle and area 61 in the bridge. I loved it. And I sold it for 400 bucks
     
  3. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    I wish I knew about Dimarzio Area T pickups before I returned this 52RI to the store. It had a bad grounding issue no one could suss out but it was very resonant...unplugged. Plugged in, it was HUMMMMMM

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    On the other hand, if I kept this guy, I probably wouldn't have started on my Tele GAS search that ultimately ended with my Bowery Tele, which was a GAS-stopper. Awesome Tele type.
     
  4. Jules

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    My first ever electric guitar - a blonde Japanese Telecaster with a maple neck I bought new in 1991. Sold it a year and a half later to pay for a heavy rock style Ibanez guitar with a floyd rose trem that totally didn't suit me. Ended up going pretty much acoustic for the next 15 years. Doh.
     
  5. FuzzGazer

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    I had an '80's H/S/S Strat with a Kahler trem. I had stripped it down to the bare wood and covered it with stickers, it sounded like a million bucks.
     
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    I had a Fender Performer for a while. I think it is the coolest shape they ever made and it was actually a good quality guitar. I sold it to help pay for a more expensive guitar.
     
  7. mhuxtable

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    Best bass I ever owned was the Sting signature model....wish I'd never sold it.
     
  8. snakestretcher

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    CS '51 Relic Nocaster. I was broke. If I could have just one guitar that would be it.
     
  9. Custom50

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    it wasn't a fender. it was a squier! one of the JV strats. it had it's pickups changed and the best neck of any strat i have ever owned.
     
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    1982 Fullerton AVRI Strat in Vintage White that had yellowed and was in near mint condition... :( Biggest mistake I have made regarding gear.
     
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  11. Peteyvee

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    A real '63 strat I had in the old days. It was a dog (they're not all magic) and since I paid $800 for it and sold it for $1200 a few months later, I thought I was doing pretty good. Of course, that was like 1982 or so...I'm not gonna lie; I'd just want it back to sell it again...this time for $12,000+ :D
     
  12. jpage

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    Had a 1982 '62 RI strat that I picked up for nothing because it was beat up (this was pre-relic days LOL), loved it, sounded like the best strats do, and kept it for years. Eventually sold it to help fund a Rivera 1x15" Duarte model. Ended up hating the Rivera a month later, still haven't found a strat that sounds as good. Boo.
     
  13. rockonomics

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    I had some nice fenders for my '59 F100 Flareside. I sold 'em and went flatbed. now I want 'em back. Still gots the bed & tailgate.
     
  14. Peteyvee

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    A recently departed friend of mine had one those. It was one of the best strats I've ever played and I've played quite a few over the years. That guitar just had it all.

    The funeral was about 6 months ago and I just haven't had the heart to email his sister and ask about it and since she knows what his stuff was worth (he left a list with 2010 values), she's not gonna get ripped off if/when she sells it. I'd like to honor him by buying and keeping it, but I just don't want to bring up a bad memory... Some of those were great guitars...
     
  15. DrumBob

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    None. Really. There are Gibsons I miss, but no Fenders.
     
  16. jpage

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    Tough position but I'm sure she would rather have a friend own his guitar than a stranger. I'd ask her about it--enough time has passed IMO.
     
  17. JDJ

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    Sold my Wildwood 10 Tele from the original 2006 run. I really regretted that. Luckily I was able to buy it back.

    I used to have a real 1959 Gibson ES-345 with PAFs. Wish I kept it but that's more for financial reasons than tonal reasons.
     
  18. rockonomics

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    Had one of these come into the shop with the same problem. the bridge plate is NOT the place to ground the string path. I went straight to the bridge. Problem solved. Fixing it got me a customer for life as nobody at any of the geetar stores had a clue.
    If you find another one you know the fix.
     
  19. Smakutus

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    I had a 86 Japanese made bound candy red Tele custom that was one of the best Teles I have ever played and traded it for a 60's Vox bass.. I miss that one a lot.

    Jeff
     
  20. Texsunburst59

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    I almost traded my very first GOOD electric I ever bought. It's my '79 Fender Antigua strat. Back in '84 a guy I knew wanted me to trade my Antigua for his '82 G & L 3 pickup strat and I was so close to doing it. I'm not sure of the model,but I would have REALLY regretted that trade. So I guess other than that, it's as close as I get to selling or trading any Fender I own.Here's a pic of the one that didn't get away.:)

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