MIM vs SE or Standard

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by BT224, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    If you could get either, which would you pick?
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Stock without upgrades? The MIM Standard......

    But, you're going to pay $300-400 usually for a used MIM, so I'd rather spend $100 on an SE and upgrade it .....
     
  3. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    $150 for the MIM
     
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  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    That seems ridiculously cheap - Is it an MIM Standard or something else? MIM Squier? black label Squier Series/Traditional? got pics ?
     
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  5. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

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    I've had all 3. Used MIM everytime... much nicer necks, but only if i get a great price. Then SE because of the specs to mod. I only like the older Standards with the 6 screw trem and 42mm nut.
     
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  6. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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  7. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Go grab that right now for $150! Don't hesitate!! That's an MIM Standard!! You could double your money....

    It's an early to mid 90s model....
     
  9. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Dunno for sure.
     
  10. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Could it be something else with a MIM neck?
     
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  11. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    What the fudge? Where is this? I'm coming out right now !!!
     
  12. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    The neck alone is worth over $200.....

    so it doesn't matter, but no I don't think it is

    The ad is here

    https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/msg/d/mckinney-fender-stratocaster-80s/7075510407.html

    Seller says NEEDS A NEW NUT - it's cracked and a piece missing at the low E, that's why this is so cheap.....

    If you don't know how to work on a guitar nut, this could be an $80-100 repair.....
     
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  13. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    I'm depressed !!!
     
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  14. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Trying to get in touch with the guy. Gonna grab it if possible.
     
  15. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Don't tell all my secrets!!!
     
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  16. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Note it needs a new nut immediately, and that can be a bit pricy if you don't know how to do it yourself....
     
  17. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    It's better to share the link, nobody will ever buy from under you, it would be dirty and we don't play that way - and it helps us see more of the seller's description and pics. Not giving us the link directly only makes it harder to help :)
     
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  18. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    I have no scruples. I would definitely buy it out from under you guys. ha ha.

    If this were in NYC, I'd be at the guy's house already.
     
  19. BT224

    BT224 Squier-Meister

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    Now you got jokes?
     
  20. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    I don't understand what you mean? There's no joke - the low E string side of the nut is gone.