American Fender Traditional Stratocaster at auction
The American Made Fender Traditional Stratocasters were an interesting if not long-lived series of guitars- this one is up for auction and I'd never come across the range before so did some further digging. It seems like they were made from 1998-2001 and are basically the Mexican spec strats from the time just made in America.
Estimated value on this one is £400-600 which as much as it pains me to say it really doesn't seem that great value when you compare it to a brand new MIM Stratocaster. What this does have is some promising signs that it's been plated it well, with wear on the fret board and staining on the pickguard.
While I'm all for buying instruments second hand where possible the fact you can get a modern MIM for less money and it'll probably be a better guitar makes this a bit of a no-brainer. Still, the temptation is there!
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