NGD - Squier VISTA Series Musicmaster

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by dReece, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. dReece

    dReece Squier Talker

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Nebraska
    Picked this up yesterday for $150.
    He was asking $200 and I did not expect him to be open to haggling.
    An April birthday means I usually have a little extra cash this time of year.
    This is definitely better than any present that could have come from a store.

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    More photos here.
     
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  2. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    I'll be damned,, for coveting thy neighbors guitars..
    Look at the humbucker on that one!
    Brown sugar,, I bet you sure sound good!
    Brown sugar,, just like a black girl should!...
    Congrats!.. :D
    And Happy Birthday!...
     
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  3. Fret Cheese

    Fret Cheese Squier-Meister

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  4. mikm

    mikm Squier-holic

    Jun 4, 2012
    NY
    Nice find! I had a 66 MusicMaster guitar I gave to my son in law a couple of years ago. Cool guitar to play. I guess these would be too! Some of those Vista MusicMasters had volume and tone knobs in pictures I've seen. Isn't that a split knob for the humbucker? Congrats.
     
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  5. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

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    Hard Road Squier-Meister

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  7. jefffam

    jefffam Squier-holic

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    HNGD! Congratulations
     
  8. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    Very cool. Congratulations and happy birthday.
     
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  9. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-holic

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    Good stuff.

    CL deal? Just outta curiosity, do you guys make an offer when initially responding to an ad or do you wait to see the instrument/amp first before making an offer?
     
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  10. jeffbeck

    jeffbeck Squier-Meister

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    Western KY
    I make an offer but let them know it's dependent on the item being "as advertised".
     
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  11. roba03

    roba03 Squier-Nut

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    Oct 25, 2012
    San Diego
    Loving that guitar! How does it play?
     
  12. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    The savvy shopper will find the sellers bottom dollar before even making a move.. but on a sweet deal i'll go look first then decide after a inspection if its not up to expectations..
    I myself do not try to lowball sellers.. unless it turns out Im really not interested after all but they may be persistant to move the item..
     
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  13. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-holic

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    Same here. I try not to low ball sellers either. What's fair is fair.

    I tend to make a reasonable offer before I show up. But if the original price is fair, I'll accept it.

    I've offered trades at times ... but never worked out. Either they ignore me or they decline.
     
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  14. dReece

    dReece Squier Talker

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Nebraska
    It plays great, but has an odd sound on the low E string. Almost like it's clipping internally if I strum too hard. Even if I turn the volume knob down on the guitar it still does it.

    Here it is through the clean channel of a SuperChamp XD
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByP5Zyd7k4MCaG1wQ3paN095b2c
     
  15. dReece

    dReece Squier Talker

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Nebraska
    I usually try to make an offer ahead of time. As someone who's sold a bunch of things through Craigslist, haggling once you're in my home, or if I met you at a parking lot is weird to me. Also, more often than not people are asking way too much, so you have to offer less before looking to know if they're reasonable people, or if they just don't know what depreciation is.
     
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  16. dReece

    dReece Squier Talker

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    Feb 18, 2015
    Nebraska
    I'm not sure if it's coil tap or coil split, but yeah, the knob pulls up and it gets real quiet and singlecoil-ish.
     
  17. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    I like to make an offer in person, likewise I prefer if someone makes me an offer in person, not before they have seen the item. It irritates me when someone tries to haggle the price down before they've seen the item for sale. I'm usually not inclined to lower my price.
     
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  18. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

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    Dec 15, 2009
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    Congrats !

    I'm just guessing that it has a chunky neck compared to typical Squires ?

    Suggestion

    Try a set of John Pearse Jazz Light. Set #2600 .... and enjoy the tone :)

    If you do try a set don't stretch them when you install them. They have a round core. Just install them, tune to 440, and let them settle for at least 12 hours before you play them and retune.
     
  19. Hugh

    Hugh Squier-Nut

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    Dec 15, 2009
    USA
    My Craiglist policy as a buyer is contact the seller only if I am willing to pay the asking price.

    After I check the gear out, if I like it I'll ask if the asking price is the best price. Either way I'm going to buy it because I would not have checked it out unlessss I was okay with the asking price.

    If the seller stated in the ad that the price is firm I don't even ask. If I like it I buy it.

    That approach eliminates any low-balling perception by the seller.
     
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  20. Paully

    Paully Squier-holic

    May 29, 2014
    Maine USA
    SuhWheat.
    HNMUSICMASTERD. :)