Possible NGD - another '99

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by TheKurdtz, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    This 1999 MIM strat has been listed for awhile, so i shot a quirky message to the seller, and he said that i'll be able to pick it up for 250, but i'm paranoid of it being fake or altered, what do you guys think?

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  2. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member

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    It's legit, get it.
     
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  3. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    Yeah that’s fake. You go pick it up, and I’ll give you $2 for it :)
    That’s the exact guitar I wanted (Midnight Wine Strat) back around the turn of the century.
     
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  4. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    It's a nice one. Did you get it yet?
     
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  6. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    i don't know guys... it has a pretty tacky pickguard, should probably change that ;)
     
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  7. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    looks like a nice one!!

    I do think it may have an aftermarket PG assy on it, it may have been "upgraded" ;)
     
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  8. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Just a heads up, those are classic “skinny” frets.
    Not a bad thing, but I recall most of your other guitars have medium-jumbos.
     
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  9. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    as far as i know that's a fact, does it make a lot of difference whilst playing?
     
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  10. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    yeah it's mostly because of the PG that i'm doubting that it's fully stock
     
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  11. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    The good thing about skinny frets is: if you’re a heavy neck gripper, you won’t pull the guitar out of tune playing... the down side is: it’s a bit easier to “fret out” when doing bends compared to med-jumbo to jumbo frets. Many folks prefer the skinny frets... truly a YMMV thing. Just wanted you to know mostly.
     
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  12. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
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    The white pearl isn't stock ? But it's a 10.00 part ? These are MIM's all day long !

    Are MIM's readily available in your area ? for 250 ? Take it from us old men - don't sweat the small stuff !

    I have a white one and they are great !
     
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  13. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    I'm probably being paranoid by thinking they switched out the electronics for cheaper stuff or something, i've never owned a "real" fender so i'm on the lookout for every small thing. but yeah, these aren't very common for that price over here
     
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  14. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Seller just got back to me with some info on the pickguard, he said that he bought it from some college girl that never really played it and that the pickguard was already changed when he got it, so..... that's good i guess :)
     
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  15. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    that's the abstract part of it.
     
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  16. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    can you explain?
     
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  17. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Price is good. Looks to be in good condition. Does it play and feel good? Get it.

    For the most part to me, it seems, most MIMs are good guitars but at the same time unremarkable. I would open my options to Squier VMs and CVs because of colors and neck feel.

    If it were me, I'd have to play it and check it all out to really sell me on it.
     
  18. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    My main strat is a 94/95 MIM. All of the electronics were really cheap, so if yours was changed out, “there’s nowhere to go, but up.” Plus it’s easy to replace wiring if you like DIY, and there’s literally hundreds of prewired harnesses/pickguards our there, if you don’t like wiring...
    All the Midnight Wine guitars I saw back in the day had plain white guards, and I’d put a pearl guard on as soon as I got home anyway, so... it’s nice as is.
     
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  19. Taurus

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    Maybe try it out before buying, you can check if it’s to your liking when testing it
     
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