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Need Opinions - Fender Showmaster MIK
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I have a local lead on a Fender Showmaster. Korean made, HH configuration with Duncans.

Finding exact specs on the various incarnations of the showmaster models is proving a bit difficult, but from what I can tell, the specs are most likely:

basswood body, veneer top (quilted maple) - tobacco sunburst
maple neck/rosewood fretboard
pickups: possibly PG+/'59N or maybe '59B/PGN or maybe '59B+N
thin, fast neck. 24 frets
rosewood fretboard

I'm thinking it might be worth getting even if it is a basswood body. Not entirely sure since I've never actually played/owned a basswood guitar. I would most likely replace the pickups with a Full Shred Bridge/Screamin' Demon Neck and then sell off my red strat that would be a money sink to get it to where I want it (ie fretjob, new nut, new pickguard, new electronics, new pickups, new bridge).

The amount I'd have to spend on the red strat would be like twice as much as what the guitar itself was worth when I got it. Not sure if it's even worth spending that much money for a thing that says Squier on the headstock. Guy's asking only $50 more than the value of the red strat. Already asked if he might be interested in a trade but he ain't.

I need some second opinions here folks.

Here's the candidate:
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Need Opinions - Fender Showmaster MIK - by CTN - 10-05-2014, 10:29 AM

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