Bros! I have some heavy duty selling to do in these coming months, and I am a terrible procrastinator, especially when it involves getting rid of guitars. I've actually been meaning to get a start on it for the past month and a half, but I'm a slacker and I sort of love my collection and hate parting with guitars. No one likes that shit. But I am sick of having so many guitars that I can't even remember what all of them are off the top of my head, sick of having to worry about restringing/setting up/oiling everything, sick of having to install so many pickups, sick of having a solid wall of cases, etc. etc. Looking to whittle the collection down to my 4 favorites. In a lot of ways, having a larger guitar collection kind of sucks, which is what online forums won't tell you. I drempt of having more than two-three guitars for the longest time, and when I finally had the means to do it... Well, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. You actually begin to appreciate guitars less. Still finals week over here, and the holidays are coming up. But if I don't make an effort to do it sometime I never will. So at this point I am just seeing if anyone is interested. This isn't like, a stone cold proper listing or anything. There will be a couple other guitars up for sale soon as well: Charvel 650xl, Jackson Rhoads Pro, Yamaha RGX 610m, maybe a few more. Just a heads up. One of my Riveras too.
Anyways, this is an HM Strat. '89 I believe. One of the most bitching of all colors. Don't remember if it is USA or MIJ, there were both in the series. No one cares though, since they are both regarded as equal. Player's condition. Would probably be considered a "beater" to some of the collector bitches out there. Still shreds though. Chips and dings, some routing in the trem cavity, frets are a bit worn, fretboard has been fucking loved to death etc. etc. etc. Killer playing guitar though. Right now it doesn't have a bridge pickup, I figured I would install something aftermarket (Dimarzio or SD) I had laying around in the parts drawer, but I know many of you have your own pickup preferences, so for now I am offering it at a decreased price sans pickup. Miniswitch that controls the coil split on the bridge also has the arm snapped off. Still works, but you have to use a screwdriver or pencil to flick it. The knobs are also missing, gave them to a buddy who is more into HM strats than I am when I thought I would still be keeping a collection of 10+ guitars FOREVER. So this is sort of a project. If you consider the ten minutes it takes to slam a pickup in there a "project".
$220 shipped CONUS. Neck will be shipped unbolted from body. No case. Realistically not looking at a sale until mid next week at the earliest, but I thought I would see if there was any interest right now. Especially since most of the time I sell on here people need to get a little time to get the cash together anyways. Some of you might have had dibs on this, I don't remember. If one of you doesn't buy it for that. Well... fuck you all.
Picture isn't current, obviously will take more of the current condition when school isn't so busy (two or three days), but it's the same guitar. Besides the pickup being gone issue that was mentioned, it also currently has a bitching neon nuclear green Dimarzio Cliplock I installed.
I think that is a killer price for a pre-loved HM Strat, even with the minor issues.