Late 80s strat any different from more modern?

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  1. auffredou

    auffredou Member

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    Are there any advantages of getting a used 1989 American Std versus one made in the 90s or post 2000? Just wondering if the quality has changed at all.
     
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    Not the exact era but... I have a 93 and it seems to be a little better quality than my 2000+ models. Sounds brighter too...
     
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    yeah, on the 89 i played there was definitely a different feel to the neck. felt a little more quality or something, cant really pinpoint what it was. although, i am picky and didnt like the look of it as much as the newer ones.
     
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    I had an '89 for 13 years and thought it was of good quality.
     
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    the guy who had this one put some kind of pad under the saddle on the low e string, im guessing to keep it from buzzing maybe... and the action was a little high. all things that can be fixed i think though.
     
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    any thoughts on the value? its an 89 candy apple red/maple board american standard strat. bunch of little dings in the paint, input jack seems a little weird, you have to force the cord in more than on most guitars, but once it goes in it's fine.

    ballpark fair price?
     
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    late 80's fenders are great. they were still fairly small back then. i still have a '87 strat that plays and sounds great. but i admit i went through a bunch to pick that one back then.
     
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    nice, any thoughts on price range?
     
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