Look what my Uncle found in the dumpster... (56k....stfu)

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  1. Koop

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    ...a 1977 Fender Stratocaster!

    I was at his place and he took out a guitar case and told me he found it in the dumpster. He works at a recycling plant and I guess he has access to a bunch of dumpsters :lol:. I know for a fact someone didn't purposely throw this out. They must had it stolen or was kicked out of their place and everything was thrown in the garbage.
    Once i opened the case, I was greeted by the stench of piss. The guitar was filthy; dirt caked all around the frets. I managed to clean it up a little bit, it's still pretty rough. Anyway, he wants to sell it and split the money.

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  2. Levi79

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    Jesus. Sick score!
     
  3. troyguitar

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    Probably threw it out because it's a hardtail :lol:
     
  4. brutalwizard

    brutalwizard Pretty Your Petunia

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    so does it still come with that authentic piss smell?
     
  5. GhostsofAcid

    GhostsofAcid SuiƧmez fanboy

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    Vintage piss has better tone :agreed:

    Great score btw!
     
  6. snowblind56

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    I've liked the two hardtail American Strats that I have had more than the trem'd ones that I have had. :scratch:

    Either way, awesome score. I'm never lucky enough to come upon stuff like that.
     
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    Right now I'm listening to Willie and the Hand Jive by Eric Clapton, and now I saw this, I can imagine that's what I'd play on it...
     
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    It was originally white but then, you know, piss...
     
  9. myampslouder

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    I'd keep it and name it the pisscaster
     
  10. Koop

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    Update: just sold this guitar for $1000 10 minutes ago:lol:

    going to miss the pisscaster
     
  11. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus

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    Should have cleaned it up and kept it, those 70s strats kick all kinds of ass :2c:

    Especially given you sold it for less than it was worth :lol:
     
  12. Koop

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    Well, the pictures really don't show how dirty it is. Anyway, my Uncle wanted the money. I totally would have kept it. I'm telling him to keep an eye out for more guitars :lol:

    And for a guitar found in the garbage, $1000 ain't that bad!
     
  13. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Really? Given its serial number it's only a '77 or '78, which all things considered isn't that old for a vintage Fender, and it's a CBS. Last I heard late 70s Fenders could still be had for a pretty decent price, but I suppose I could be well out of the loop by now. Are they fetching pretty high prices these days?
     
  14. Koop

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    I checked ebay, some are going for as high as $3k mint. It depends on the finish too, i guess.
     
  15. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus

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    I haven't tracked them closely, but taking a quick look at ebay all the ones listed are well above $1000... would have definitely been worth the time to clean up properly
     
  16. Koop

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    True, but street price can differ vastly than whats posted on the internet.
    Seems those high priced ones also had trems.
     
  17. Grand Moff Tim

    Grand Moff Tim Some call me... Tim

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    Wow. I'm still living in the internet of five or six years ago when you could get one for under a grand on a good day, I think :lol:.
     
  18. Leuchty

    Leuchty Previously CYBERSYN

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    STFU is right!

    Great score!
     
  19. MetalHeadMat

    MetalHeadMat Purely Hate Driven

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    Holy shit! What a find! :lol:
     
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    damn I would have tried to pick that up. Beautiful guitar. I had a Black 79 as my first real guitar I had to part with it for $1300 in worse condition that that in 2008. I definitely would have rocked the shit out of the pisscaster! :shred:
     
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