It's OK to refin your Vintage Strat, it won't lose its value

Discussion in '"Vintage" Instruments' started by kinmike, Sep 28, 2017.


  1. winkofaneye

    winkofaneye Member

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    I own -

    56 Tele Clive Brown refin
    61 Strat original paint
    63 Tele Clive Brown refin
    63 Tele original paint
    65 Strat original paint
    67 Tele Clive Brown refin

    And they are ALL incredible guitars. I think the refin thing applies to guys who put them in glass cases, as the sound, as long as the refin is good, alters little.
     
  2. mad dog

    mad dog Silver Supporting Member

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    My '61 strat came to me with the body stripped, courtesy of the original owner's lopsided energy to brains ratio. It sounds too good to mess with. I would never risk a refin. No percentage in that for me.
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  3. Strat

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    I own a 59 strat - verified, that was damaged in 1966 and sent back to Fullerton by the local music shop - there were no local repair shops in those days - repainted and a '66 neck was put on. So - the "refin " was by Fender. STILL not as much on offers as for a complete 59 or 66....go figure.
     

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