Author Topic: 1980's Squier Tele - Value?  (Read 1905 times)

monthlymixcd

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1980's Squier Tele - Value?
« on: April 26, 2010, 07:04:44 PM »
I shoulda snapped a pic but there's a Squier Telecaster at a pawn shop near work for $270 that they'd take $200+tax for... is it worth it? In short, it had an E****** serial number (So 1980's, right?) with Made in Japan on the front of the headstock all maple skunk-stripe neck w/ walnut plug at nut and truss rod adjustment at heel, black body w/ single ply black p-guard and standard tele pickups. Nice weight and neck was straight as an arrow. Tophat switch tip with chrome hardware in great shape w/ graph-tech saddles... probably stock otherwise. Non-original case. I'm guessing a 1980's Squier version of a 50's Tele. Seems like a deal at 2 bills... thoughts???

EDIT: nevermind... found this one that is nearly identical save for the different pickguard and saddles:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Fender-Telecaster-Squier-Japan-/150434411900?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Guitar&hash=item230696f57c#ht_500wt_1182

Is that pretty much the going rate? Others have similar Teles for sale on eBay with starting bids or BIN prices of $400-$570!
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 10:22:11 PM by monthlymixcd »

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Re: 1980's Squier Tele - Value?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 09:36:42 AM »
I'm no expert but I do know that Japanese Squier Strats from '80 - '82 were awesome guitars and were generally superior to the American Fenders of the time in a lot of peoples' eyes.

In your shoes I'd go play it, and then decide if it's worth $200 to you.

Good luck with it anyway.  :thu: