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Post subject: 1964 Strat; Value
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:34 am
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Hi everyone!
Hopefully there's someone out there who can help me defining an estimated value of a 1964 Stratocaster, originally white - Now sanded down to natural. It's a player, and has only had one owner. The tuning petg and pots are changed.
The musician widow advertised this guitar, and had help from some musician to establish the age and value. It was estimated at around $3500-$4500, but she's asking $3500. I told her that I'll try to ask around to see if that's correct. Seems cheap to me, but without the original paint job, the value probably drops a lot.

Any help is highly appreciated :D

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Jon. Norway..


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Post subject: Re: 1964 Strat; Value
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:32 am
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To resume : No original paint, no orignal tuning machine and no original pots .

We assume the pickups are the originals ones. Pickups selector switch too.
How are the frets ?

I'm not a expert to know what is the value.

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Post subject: Re: 1964 Strat; Value
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:17 am
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Impossible to tell you from only a description.
A '64 could be worth anywhere from $20,000 down to $500 depending on what has been done to it beyond the refinish, what parts were changed, and the actual condition of the body and neck.
There are (and always have been) a lot of fakes and decent quality imports that can easily be mistaken for genuine... people often put Fender headstock decals on cheaper guitars.

A guitar of this age and potential value requires a hands-on appraisal from someone who is an expert in vintage guitars. This applies to the seller, to know what they actually have, and to the buyer, who would be foolish to spend more than $1000 without an appraisal.

Every week we see posts on the forum from someone who was sold a guitar that was not what it was claimed to be. Memories fail, and often, even if legitimate guitars, the dates are off by 10+ years.

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Post subject: Re: 1964 Strat; Value
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:19 am
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CB91710 wrote:
Impossible to tell you from only a description.
A '64 could be worth anywhere from $20,000 down to $500 depending on what has been done to it beyond the refinish, what parts were changed, and the actual condition of the body and neck.
There are (and always have been) a lot of fakes and decent quality imports that can easily be mistaken for genuine... people often put Fender headstock decals on cheaper guitars.

A guitar of this age and potential value requires a hands-on appraisal from someone who is an expert in vintage guitars. This applies to the seller, to know what they actually have, and to the buyer, who would be foolish to spend more than $1000 without an appraisal.

Every week we see posts on the forum from someone who was sold a guitar that was not what it was claimed to be. Memories fail, and often, even if legitimate guitars, the dates are off by 10+ years.


You are 100 % right

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Post subject: Re: 1964 Strat; Value
Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:52 pm
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Can't estimate any value but if all original it could be worth quite a lot.

Good read - https://precbsstratocasters.com/1964-fe ... atocaster/

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