I was scoping out Craigslist last week and came across a 62 reissue Jaguar for 800 ONO. I have no money right now but had to check it out. So I went into Brooklyn to check and see if was the real thing. The guy was super nice his place was covered in instruments which I took as a good sign. He opened the case and was amazed that the protective plastic still on the pickguard and the latches on the case. Clearly this hadn't been played much and it sound great even through the practice amp he had. I check for the MIj vs MIA usuals and everything looked legit. He sent me the serial number and that turned, so I offered him 700 (putting off pay some bills till later) and he took it. Driving home I still was amazed at what i had so I stopped in at Guitarcenter to see what they would give me for it. Mainly to see if the thought it was indeed a MIA. They were willing to give me 600 for it which is bang on considering their 30% policy. So I told the guy I paid 700 for it and he just said "wow good deal". Any way i've been playing it constantly since I got love the tone that it produce. One of the only guitars I have picked up that isn't merely replicating Strat, Tele or Les paul tones.
I hope everyone gets as lucky as I got sometime in their guitar buying frolics.
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