If you guys have the briefest idea, I'd love to hear it. I'm wondering if this used CS Strat is worth the value its being priced at.
I went shopping for a Gibson but was lured to a used Fender CS Strat. This used CS Strat is selling for same price as a used LP Standard... the LP paled in comparison both tonally and playability wise.
The story behind why it's reduced it price was that it was traded with another guitar store (or something)... the shop I went to was selling it at $3700AUD but only recently reduced it to $3000AUD. Apparently the replacement value (is that resell value?) is $4700AUD.
Here is the link to the guitar. It's a 60s reissue Custom Shop Strat made in 97.
A Fender USA Deluxe Stratocaster in Aus sells for about $2400
A USA Deluxe Strat on MusiciansFriend is $1200USD. Using that price, the Custom Shop guitar I'm looking at is selling for the equivalent of $1565USD.
Comparing the price of the used CS guitar with a new USA Deluxe, can you fellas help me determine if this guitar is a bargain?
They are holding the guitar for me until Tuesday.