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The Retrofret Strat is on hold, so someone is buying it at that price.
I'm not surprised in the slightest. As I said earlier, try finding another '55 in that condition.The Retrofret Strat is on hold, so someone is buying it at that price.
What we don't know from your pics is how many of those are all-original.Here are some of the prices from the Orlando Guitar show over the last several years... for discussion.
These prices were steady over the years. what I was interested in dictated what I took a picture of and some of the more recent shows, I don't have quality pictures that include a price, for reference.
I posted these for discussion and awareness. not all guitars are through the roof and there are deals to be had. 50s Les Paul's and '54-'55 strats seem to have the highest mark-up from what I am seeing.What we don't know from your pics is how many of those are all-original.
A '65 like your first pic is selling for double that price today.
The '58 you posed at $32k was high for 2019. I have a line on two all-original '58s for that price today, one in better condition than that one.
Yes the prices on those has gotten crazy. More Jazzmasters than Jaguars. The only ones I see selling at high prices are the really early near mint Jazzmasters. The '65 Sunburst Jazzmasters listed at $8000. Nope. Still sitting.and for some reason... Jaguars and Jazzmasters are priced quite crazy as well...
Yes the prices on those has gotten crazy. More Jazzmasters than Jaguars. The only ones I see selling at high prices are the really early near mint Jazzmasters. The '65 Sunburst Jazzmasters listed at $8000. Nope. Still sitting.
In the 50s, yes. In the 60s (especially mid-60s on), not that often. Anything is possible w/ fender, but it requires strong provenance to prove and declare value. many collectors I know are staying far away from custom colors, because old refins are black lighting like originals now...I suppose there is a possibility it's real. Fender would paint guitars in any Du-Pont Ducco color regardless of whether it was listed in their custom color chart.
As I have stated here, RetroFret hasn’t haggled on price for a while. If you aren’t bringing in an RF-quality swap, there is no haggle to be had, and the price isn’t changing. I assume it’s on hold for the listed price.I'm not sure. I'd assume it's close or the shop would tell them no. I don't know how much wiggle room is in something like that.
Is Tahitian Coral a real color? Every example looks like faded Fiesta Red to me. I'm calling BS on Tahitian Coral being a real color.
For what it's worth: https://davesguitar.com/dgs_collection/stratocaster-61-2/I suppose there is a possibility it's real. Fender would paint guitars in any Du-Pont Ducco color regardless of whether it was listed in their custom color chart.
Thanks for that!For what it's worth: https://davesguitar.com/dgs_collection/stratocaster-61-2/
"Besides having all the classic characteristics that make early ‘60s Strats appealing to players and collectors, this one has an ultra-rare color. According to an old piece of masking tape attached under the pickguard, the color is Tahitian Coral (a color of the same name was used by Chrysler in the late ‘50s). This non-standard color was not mentioned in any Fender catalogs (The closest official Fender color at the time was Shell Pink listed from 1960-1963). An undercoat of Desert Sand can be seen where the top color has worn off. Proof that this color is factory original can be seen after unscrewing the neck. An area of paint from the body has stuck to the neck leaving a bare spot in the neck pocket that is an exact match to the glob stuck to the neck."
See posts #103 and #105That guitar did not sell. It’s now re-listed at 22K.