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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Another unsuspected collector surprise 540R

So it is another trip up to the pseudo inlaws for the weekend. As usual I stop at some pawnshops on the way (which I scored a minty Jet City 20w combo amp for cheap). Then on to the pawnshops in their town......nothing. As I had given up hope of finding anything more, not that the amp wasn't enough. I saw a new music store right around the corner from their house. It wasn't there last time we visited. I really only expected to find brand new squiers and various other items a new start up might have. Low and behold there hangs a shiny like new looking Radius. It was missing the V/T knobs, locking nuts, and trem bar, but everything it did have was mint. The best part is they had it miss marked as a Korean JS100 with a price that would have been cheap even for that. I was able to haggle them some due to the missing parts and then she surprises me with a prestige case that came with it. Any marks you see on it are simply the fingerprints and smudges I havent wiped off yet.











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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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Nice score!
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Those prestige deluxe cases are pretty rare nowadays it seems.

Nice score all around, I LOVE HH radii!


Man, I dont know who has the cooler guitar, you or satchmo.. if you put a gun to my head and told me to choose, Id get shot for sure! :P
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Very cool. You don't see the HH ones enough.
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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I sure was shocked to see it. I love that color on Satchmo's, probably more than this one. But I like the h/h. Sadly the ultra neck feels like a baseball bat to me after playing Wizards for so long. Im not quite sure Im going to bond with it. Im gonna give it a shot though
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I sure was shocked to see it. I love that color on Satchmo's, probably more than this one. But I like the h/h. Sadly the ultra neck feels like a baseball bat to me after playing Wizards for so long. Im not quite sure Im going to bond with it. Im gonna give it a shot though
DIBS!!!!

Nice catch merc!!!!!! How freaking cool is it to walk into a shop and see a Radius hanging?? If it makes a difference, I would take the fountain blue but only because I wanted that color for a long time. I tried to buy a red HH last week.
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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-19-2013, 11:50 PM
 
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I sure was shocked to see it. I love that color on Satchmo's, probably more than this one. But I like the h/h. Sadly the ultra neck feels like a baseball bat to me after playing Wizards for so long. Im not quite sure Im going to bond with it. Im gonna give it a shot though
The square heel 540S necks come up on eBay fairly often and are a direct swap.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-20-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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The square heel 540S necks come up on eBay fairly often and are a direct swap.
Yes I know, and the thought had crossed my mind, but I like to leave unmolested guitars alone when they are in this kind of condition. If it was already a player I would definitely do a swap like that.
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-22-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Man I love the tone this guitar has, but I am just not bonding with the ultra neck at all.....most likely means it will not stay in my collection.
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*cough cough dibs! cough cough*
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*cough cough dibs! cough cough*
*cough cough already called cough cough*
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I think we're about to fight satchmo! xD
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Its a good thing she is already Ruby Red, otherwise she would be blushing about two men fighting over her
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awesome find ...im loving it..enjoy that baby.
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Jesus dude!!!

I'm coming down to live by you, all the pawn shops around me have nothing but Squire's and Gio's. I miss Florida anyway, time for a road trip!!

Awesome score man!! I'd love to play this one, Ultra neck and all!!
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