1973 Strat. $450,000.

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  1. mtm105

    mtm105 Well-Known Member

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    Fender "Sweet Home Alabama" Stratocaster 1973
    Fender

    Product Code: GS2777

    $ 450,000.00

    Product Description
    Ed King used this 1973 Strat to write and record one the greatest guitar parts in rock history - "Sweet Home Alabama." The guitar was on display for some years at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame. It is still in exceptionally fine condition, with just some light finish checking, because Ed used it sparingly after the "Sweet Home Alabama" session. In the 1990s Ed tried to rekindle his feelings for this guitar with a new set of pickups. While it wasn't his favorite guitar, it was certainly his most famous.

    Specs

    • Scale Length - 25.5"
    • Fingerboard Radius - 7.25"
    • Pickups - 1990s replacements
    • Case - Flight Case
     
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  2. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member

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    Seriously..............
     
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  3. LRT#1

    LRT#1 Well-Known Member

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    Forget that
    Almost bought a strat like this one for $100 about 20 years ago. Found out it was stolen
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    Might have to try a little bartering! I will never have that kind of money for a guitar :shrug:
     
  5. 67Mopar

    67Mopar Well-Known Member

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    Unless I'm mistaking, the Strat that Ed King used to record SHA was black, not tobacco burst. There's a YT clip where he says that he sold the Strat, and eventually bought it back.
     
  6. Wildeman

    Wildeman Well-Known Member

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    Ed didn't like this guitar, he said in his own words " it was just a bad one". He soon learned to buy some older one's eventually piecing together his black '59.
     
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    GIBSON67 Well-Known Member

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    Man, what a great line-up...King, Collins and Rossington!

    I like his Black Strat better...

     
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    $450k? Not even if it were delivered with 90 gallons of KY and a case of Chapstick by Khloe Kardashian.
    Stupid money for a kit guitar.
     
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    If I never hear Sweet Home Alabama again that’s fine with me.
     
  10. EddievanDamon#2

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    I wonder if they will do a trade for an Xbox and 3 games!
     
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  11. Mitchell Pearrow

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    Might have to do a tad more bartering hmm, maybe 5 games :shrug:
     
  12. Ufoscorpion

    Ufoscorpion Well-Known Member

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    It's all relative , $450,000 now perhaps $500,000 in a years time , not such a bad buy maybe .
     
  13. MarshallDog

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    Shit, I'll only go as high as 430K...:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    That's another one of those songs I just can't listen to anymore. I turn the station immediately. :lalala:
     
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  16. eastsidecincy

    eastsidecincy Active Member

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    When I first looked at this thread....I thought it said $450 dollars....then i put my glasses on...haha....back in 73 you could get this guitar for 200 or 300...:jam:
     
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    In 1984 I bought a 72 Olympic white strat for $200.
     
  18. DearestCreature

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    Ridiculous price! I'd much rather buy a truck load of 50's & 60's strats. Although I guess you can't go wrong if you're a multi millionaire that happens to love that one song haha
     
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    John BNY Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I never understood why a guitar used by someone famous should fetch a higher sale price. The guitar doesn't play itself or write songs. It's only as good as the person playing it. In other words, this guitar only offers the right to brag about who previously owned it. Is that right worth $450K?
     
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    Exactly! And "while it wasn't his favorite guitar..." could mean it's a so so Strat. Jesus, if it was a Hello Kitty Strat that Slash took a shit on would that make it worth $100K?
    Although it might make him sound better...:hmm:
     
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