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I'm going away soon and I'm considering either taking advantage of exchange rates, or just buying a guitar online.

 

BUT

 

What I want to know (from the small group who can help) is...

Are 1969 competition mustangs really worth the 2000+ price tag?

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the real question is, "is it worth it to you?"

me personally, no. i would never pay more than 400 for any mustang. i might pay 500 for a good vintage mustang, but thats just so i could sell it for 2 grand.

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Well to me, 2 grand for a reissue 69 Comp Stang is too much. Considering it's still the same "student" guitar with a different paint job....

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the real question is, "is it worth it to you?"

That is my thought. You can find vintage ones for $2000. I got my US competition mustang with matching headstock for less than $2000.

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That is my thought. You can find vintage ones for $2000. I got my US competition mustang with matching headstock for less than $2000.

Reissue? Nooo, VINTAGE ;)

I was just wondering if theyre worth their tag. Id love to own one, but it'd break my bank. Plus for the price of one I could probably get like 5 used mustang RIs..

How do they play and sound compared to newer ones?

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They are very similar. I have two vintage competitions and one reissue.

 

 

 

New competition family photo. I thought I should get some pictures of all three of my competitions together. (1968 US Competition Red, 1969 US Competition Blue, and my '69 Reissue Japanese Competition Ocean Turquoise Metallic.)
 
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They are very similar. I have two vintage competitions and one reissue.

 

 

I'd love a clean blue one like yours! beautiful :P

I'm contemplating a red one currently on the guitar centre website, but I really want a blue. But the prices on ebay and stuff seem to be so different just because of the colour..

 

had any bad experiences buying vintage online? I guess you do it a lot

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when you said 69 compstang. that leads folks to believe its a re-issue since when they re-issued them they called them "69 re-issue" when in reality the compstang was made a couple years before that and after that.

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Yep, they have 69 compstangs as well, not as many colors, but they do exist.

 

Just did a quick look and looks like they aren't making them anymore, just the MG73. The beck ones were 69s in competition orange.

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unless there are some really really good gut shots showing off each peice and some good close ups i don't buy vintage online, unless its from someone i know personally.

 

Yes, I agree with Robert.  And also ya gotta engage the seller with questions. You get a feel for their character when they respond. Then, if you're feelin encouraged by the quality of the reply, arrange to talk by phone. Have a list of specific questions. Make sure there's a return option.

 

Then be prepared to evaluate the axe thoroughly when it arrives or take it to a trusted Luthier for inspection.

 

I've bought five good guitars and three amps off eBay and have been successful each time. Knock on wood... ;-)

 

Cheers,

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