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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2019 05:03 PM 
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Here's a great little single pup rocker!
In really good condition um, except for that F%&^*@G barrel saddle bridge!!
If you look at it closely Uncle Mats had to mount this horrible cr@p at an angle to make it work!

Pots have been replaced, as well as the original knobs, but if you buy it, tear that bridge out of there and put in a proper surface mount bridge. Then you've got a fantastic machine!

It could use some colour, but that's just cosmetic.
CAD$225 w/gig bag
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/brantford/1981-vantage-av-310-electric-guitar-japan-great-player/1470026218

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2019 06:18 PM 
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... and who knew that 1 CTS pot would make a difference to the price?! :lol:

I love mine; mind you,I customised it pretty seriously - it is the Corsair Avenger now...

The Avengers are much under-rated, I feel; light as a feather, great pickups and as rock'n'roll looking as all hell....

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2019 08:54 PM 
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Corsair wrote:
... and who knew that 1 CTS pot would make a difference to the price?! ...
:rofl:

Yep, hard to choose between Spectrums and Avengers. That's why I have BOTH!
(I am so weak)

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2019 10:56 PM 
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Nah, bridge looks fine. . . :toopidlol:

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Nov 2019 09:14 PM 
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Hmm...he's raised the price...by $10!?
(I have a feeling this may be a high school student selling this.)

I have been seriously thinking about getting this if I can swing some extra pre Christmas funds. Got an itch to try a trans-white finish with gold and black accents. :freaksmile:

But Geez, another $10?

new price: CAD$235
new link: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/brantford/1981-vantage-av-310-electric-guitar-japan-great-player/1472371318

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Nov 2019 05:09 AM 
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Looks nice and clean, Barry - go and offer 150 for it; see what sort of response you get....

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Nov 2019 11:51 AM 
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I don't know why he raised the price by $10...weird. :toopid:
Makes me think he's someone who either doesn't know how to sell something, or he's extremely hard up financially!

I was originally going to offer $200 but I think you're right, I'll try reverse psychology and offer less as he asks for more! :lol:
The seller is at least an hour's drive away and it costs time and gas to go get it so...nuthin' to lose eh?

Here's what I'm thinking:
https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/59/66/02/trans_10.jpg

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Yeah; I dig it! Although trans white like the trans red and blue would be just epic! And there is the urban legend that there was indeed a trans white SX/MX....

The worst the seller can do is say "No thanks!", eh!!

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Nov 2019 03:37 PM 
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Wasn't aware of the trans white SX/MX rumour.
But I do have a solid white Spectrum S and it's kinda special.
First of all...it ain't black!
And it's the only white guitar I own, never mind the only white Mats guitar.

Time for another?

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Nov 2019 05:14 PM 
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I made him an offer of CAD$180 and it was politely declined!

I was wrong about his being a student or some such. He appears to be involved with guitars and gear in one capacity or another.

And he made reference to his daughter (!) who apparently has a desire for this guitar, and might well end up with it along with a bunch of his other gear.

Exchanged a few friendly emails in which I mentioned the need to correct some things such as the bridge but he figures it will sell one way or another anyway. I left it open to contact me if he changed his mind. :(

Oh well, back to the drawing board. Another dream dashed. *sigh*

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