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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / 40th Anniversary Stratocaster, No Ring, Value?

uhas
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UK

So many guitars , so little money!
Feb 1st, 2010 03:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi
I bought a 40th Anniversary Diamond Dealer Stratocaster from a dealer the other day, was told everything was in the case, got it home to find the ring missing. Apparently a previous employee stole it!So, they are trying to source a ring, if they fail, should I keep the guitar. I paid £4K, take it back and get the refund, or negotiate a further discount? I love the guitar, it was going to be for my 50th BD present and an investment, but without the complete package is it devalued already? I hate problems like this at least the store is being good about it.

John Page
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USA

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Feb 3rd, 2010 05:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

When I was designing this piece (with J. Black and Pamelina H.) I remember coming up with the ring idea as part of the package. I said "I can just see it twenty years down the road. Someone will be looking to buy one and the potential customer will say, "Yeah, but do you have the ring?" ...it'll be a hoot!"

The ring is absolutely essential to the "complete" package value, in my humble opinion. I would sure re-negotiate if you can.

Cheers!

clf
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Feb 3rd, 2010 10:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ha! That's great John. Same is holding true on the CS certs...guitars without them are deeply discounted on ebay.

p.s. love the CS reunion shot in your profile!

(This message was last edited by clf at 10:06 PM, Feb 3rd, 2010)

masterbuilt

UK

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Feb 4th, 2010 12:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well for £4k it should be there.I saw one for £2500 a couple of years ago with the ring!
I always remember my local dealer having there's still in stock new unsold by the 45th Anni!

uhas
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Feb 4th, 2010 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the replies, I almost asked the question on John's thread , so thanks for saving me the trouble :) I still have the guitar while they try and source a ring, I am guessing they'll not be able to in the same way that certificates are hard to come by! Certainly without the ring it is just another custom shop guitar, albeit a very pretty one, so I'll be trying for a large discount/refund. I'll keep you informed!It's good to know 16 years ago you were looking forward to these events :)

uhas
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UK

So many guitars , so little money!
Feb 22nd, 2010 01:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I took it back and got a full refund, the shop is going to try and source a ring and I believe they have even been in touch with the guy who stole it to offer an amnesty? I miss it already but on the plus side I get to search over again for a 50th birthday present :)

RMosack

USA

Go Buckeyes!
Feb 22nd, 2010 04:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what "ring" are you talking about?

uhas
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Feb 24th, 2010 12:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Originally they had a 14k gold ring supplied with the guitar, it had the custom shop logo with a small diamond in it and on the inside it had the guitar serial number stamped. You should be able to see it on the link.

40th Ann Diamond Dealer Strat

RMosack

USA

Go Buckeyes!
Feb 24th, 2010 12:40 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Woah! I had no idea. That's a fancy guitar!

LarrytheK

Maryland

Aug 12th, 2010 05:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just came across this thread and it brought back some memories and made me chuckle. About 5 years ago my local guitar shop (a major national chain) was having its blowout sale. One guitar that had caught my fancy for several months was a gold strat sitting up a on shelf gathering dust. I had a favorite salesman at that time and he would tell me the guitar was "butt ugly". Even though I had never taken the strat down or played it, I knew the guitar was a Custom Shop strat. Well during the blow out sale, the guitar was put on sale for $700.00. I was one of the first people on line the day of the sale and when the door opened headed right to the guitar and laid claim to it. I was able to talk the salesmen into throwing in a tweed case for an extra $50.00 so was able to pick up the guitar and case for $750.00. After I got the guitar home, I did a little snooping and found out I had the limited edition 50th Anniversay Diamond Dealer strat, albeit without the 2 cases or COA. Now why I am posting on this thread is because of what happened after I bought the guitar. As I was leaving, my salesman came out of the back room and handed me a ring he said belonged with the guitar. Not being one to turn down a gift, I took the ring, put it in the case and promptly forgot about it. A few weeks later I found the ring. Since I knew by then that the 50th Anniversary strat did not come with a ring, my interest was peaked. After a little research on the web, I found out that I was the proud owner of a ring belonging to the 40th anniversary strat. So, if the strat in question is serial number 51 or anyone out there has a 40th anniversary strat serial number 51, I have your ring. Now if you happen to have my 2 cases and COA, we should talk. HAHA!

uhas
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UK

So many guitars , so little money!
Aug 16th, 2010 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seriously, the dealer in the UK will buy it from you, if you want to sell, maybe fund the cases?


Gunnar9090

USA/Maryland

Jul 31st, 2014 12:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LarrytheK.
If you happen to read this then, you have the ring that goes with my 40anniversary diamond dealer strat....and I have ring #41 (I believe....) have to double check when I get home. Any chance that is your ring?

I know it's a long shot, but if you happen to see this then PM me.

FYI. I am from MD too.

Thanks!

SandBagger
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Texas

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Aug 10th, 2014 09:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow… heck of a thread bump.

pdfiddler

USA

Mar 28th, 2016 09:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good Ol' Guitar Center.

Guitar Fool
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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Mar 30th, 2016 05:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Wow… heck of a thread bump."

yes indeed....

I had a 94 Strat 40th ann. model...in white...
sold it like a dumbass....but I'm a tele guy anyway...;-0


just curious...what the heck is the "ring"?

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