Lefty Pro Tone Squier.

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by Forumnube, May 15, 2021.

  1. Forumnube

    Forumnube Squier Talker

    Age:
    42
    43
    Mar 25, 2019
    Vancouver British Columbia
    Hi guys. So I just got this today. Apparently its a rare one. Can anyone tell me anything about it and possibly the value of it? I got it at a good price I'm sure but I'd like to know what you all think? I think it's was manufactured in 1997.

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  2. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    Rare because that's the only lefty model Pro Tone Strat, vintage white was the only color available, white guard stock, aged knobs & covers stock. Ash body, 1 pc maple neck, alnico pickups. Made from '96 - '97, discontinued in '98, retailed for around $500 then. Pro Tones were top of the line Squiers. Today's price with the competition of new Classic Vibes...... a guess at $400.
     
  3. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!! Gold Supporting Member

    Age:
    51
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York

    I've seen the Pro Tones go for a bit over $300. Not sure how much demand there is for lefty guitars. I've seen some great values in lefties sit there for months and months.
     
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  4. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Given the condition, I would expect that to sell for around 300 USD today. There are some markets where it might fetch more, but I had a hard time moving my white RH ProTone last year for even 250
     
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  5. Forumnube

    Forumnube Squier Talker

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    43
    Mar 25, 2019
    Vancouver British Columbia
    Well... I love the feel of the neck. I am not left handed but I may through that neck onto my Strat I use now and flip the nut. I only paid$100 Canadian for this guitar. I was hoping to clean it up and sell it or trade it for a tele affinity or something.

    Is the pups and pots any better then a modern Squier or pretty much the same? My profile picture Strat just has stock stuff in it. Would it be worth swapping that stuff out too?
     
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  6. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

    Age:
    47
    Dec 4, 2014
    Cincinnati
    Sounds like you got a good deal. The pickups in the pro tone were alnicos but nothing too special. I would probably leave it as is and flip it for a profit and buy some pickups with some of the profits. Being a lefty it might take a little longer to sell but it will sell, you can make some lefty very happy.
     
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  7. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    Imo the ProTone is worth more than a Used Affinity Tele. LH stuff can be hard to move and hard to find, but unless you are set on the smaller nut width on an Affinity, I would recommend holding out for a Standard Tele as a trade or just flip it. If it's cleaned up you should be able to double your money, at least.
     
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