I'm thinking of buying a fender squire off an old friend and want to give them a fair price. It's a fender squire, Korean, 1994 with a serial number CN432***. It's in half decent nick with a few bumps and bruises. What do you think?
I have one of these from the same year...my first guitar. Since it was made in the Cort factory some people seem to find the model a little better built than the chinese ones...
Not sure about price though...£100-120???
That's what I was kinda thinking, price wise. I've seen a few on ebay going for anything between £260 to £60 and wasn't sure of what to offer.
Any other expertise would be welcome.
Has anyone else got any expertise in this area? £120 fair enough?
ok. does the neck have a glossy laquer on it?
It's been a long time since I looked at it but I don't think so.
I have a korean squire (1991), but it was given to me by a friend who diddn't play it much at all. It's definitely a fun strat to play, feels 'springier' than the americans I've tried. Seeing as you can get the vintage modified and classic vibes squiers for about £220, £100 seems to me a fair enough price.
I have one also, which must be one of the earlier Korean ones - I bought 2nd hand it in 89 or 90. It used to have a high-gloss neck before I matted it with steel wool. Neck is real nice though, albeit with a couple of worn frets now. Good Gotoh tuners and Fender pressed-steel bridge. The pickups are junky things with a ceramic bar magnet stuck over the back, but it still does that strat quack very well indeed. I might change the pups if I thought new ones wouldn't be worth more than the guitar.
Yeah, I'd say the pickups are the weakest thing, mine don't really get the in-between sounds well, although the single pickup sounds are pretty good!