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DrJzT
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:53 pm    Post subject: Fender prices on the rise? trying to sort out various bits a Reply with quote

Hi guys and gals

Ive not been on here in a while trying to sort out various bits and pieces. I hope alls well.

I went to a friends bbq over the weekend and i was approached for some advice. Her partner is going to be the big 40 this year. She want's to get him, because he's always wanted one. A real US Fender Stratocaster, i know i know. Anyway my gut feel was she'd be able to get one for around ?500. Now i remember looking last year at a Highway 1 strat for myself and those were ?449-485. And now they have spiked up to ?601! I personally thought the Highway 1 series would be the ideal guitar, nitro finish, plain neck. A basic no frills great sounding guitar.
So is the economy to blame for the price hike in fender's catalogue? I remember when the highway 1 came out and it was ?349, should have bought one!
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pound has dropped a lot this year.

Why not aim for a used one?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, my train of thought is to get the cash uptogether and then try and spot the right guitar for him. It's just a bit of a bummer that the prices have risen so much. Ideally i'd like to go for a new one. But having said that, let somebody else take the hit on a new one and get a tidy second hand model
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