My dilemma when searching for my first guitar

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by fluffy391, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    The video is about 2 years old. The guitar is a MIM Standard, so that's a bit older, because they were replaced by the Player in 2018.
     
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  2. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Shane said it was $499. They were more than $499 for several years before being replaced by the Player Series. Doing some research online, I see the MIM Standard went from $499 to $599 in October of 2015, more than five years ago. So, Shane's video had to be before Oct. 2015. So, I exaggerated by 5 years.
     
  3. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
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    So he made a mistake. Translating everything from your own currency into US dollars is a pain in the arse at the best of times.
     
  4. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    Shane has had that Strat for many years, so they probably were $499 when he bought it.
     
  5. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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  6. beagle

    beagle Squier-holic

    Nov 19, 2017
    Yorkshire
    But the OP is in Australia, it's a long paddle to Maryland. The shipping costs would finance a small third world country for a whole year.
     
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  7. fluffy391

    fluffy391 Squier-Meister

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    Oct 16, 2020
    Sydney
    Yeah, I don't look much on reverb for that reason. I can find examples where I pay more for the shipping than the guitar.
     
  8. Zman

    Zman Squier-Meister

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    I would buy the best guitar you can afford especially for your first guitar. So many people buy a "starter" guitar because they don't want to spend a lot and find they don't like it. And they end up not liking the feel and tone. I would think that being so close to the orient and Indonesia that guitars would not be that hard to come by. Of course I know nothing about the Australian guitar market.
    But as I said get the highest quality guitar you can afford. You will not regret the purchase.