"Optimistic" eBayers

OK, we all see a "get real" auction, so I'm going to set the bar quite high on this one. Can you fulfill all three requirements and give us all a laugh?

1) Guitar is a well-known plank
2) Starting bid and/or BIN is frankly barking mad
3) This is the tie-breaker - a really lame/inventive excuse for the barmy price.

Perhaps ultra-mods like Mike and Jason will come up with a duff prize if the thread takes off. Here's my starter:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7336164763&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Starting bid is twice the value, BIN is quadruple the value, and I love this bit of pitch from the seller - "i would think a fender collector would want one of these and now you can". If I have to, I'll bring up the crummy Marshall cab "as used by Page and Plant" in reserve.

They've gotta be good'uns, people :)

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glw, you missed the best one:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7360203913&ssPageName=MERC_VI_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BID_Stores_IT

check out the 2 screws holding on the headstock to the neck.

I thought we'd already linked to that one actually.

Yes, the bolt-on headstock is a bit of a worry.

glw, that Hillbilly URB is brilliant, better (if I may disagree with Lee) than the acoustic.

The URB has a scale of "approx 31 inches" because someone scronked a guitar neck onto the plank and removed a couple of tuners. Trouble is, the frets will have been expecting a scale of about 25 inches. The thing must be totally unplayable, and at a starter of $299. Nice move on only making two of the neck bolts actually going through the body; the rest just in there for decoration. Excellent spot, I'd say.

1bassleft wrote:
glw, that Hillbilly URB is brilliant, better (if I may disagree with Lee) than the acoustic.

The URB has a scale of "approx 31 inches" because someone scronked a guitar neck onto the plank and removed a couple of tuners. Trouble is, the frets will have been expecting a scale of about 25 inches. The thing must be totally unplayable, and at a starter of $299. Nice move on only making two of the neck bolts actually going through the body; the rest just in there for decoration. Excellent spot, I'd say.

it's fretless, so very much 'playable'. :lol:

You're right, it is described as fretless so those would be just lines then :oops: . Still wouldn't describe it as "very much playable", though :wink: . What a weird bridge and, of course, it'll sound about as upright as a Jeffrey Archer testimony.

i think those hillbillies should stick to what they know best, rogering poor innocent tourists in woodlands whilst making that horrible squeeling noise,
yeehaw.

From what I could read (bit confusing, the text), it's just a Musicmaster neck (not, in themselves, particularly valuable) that a body was built around. Going for that Kurbain layout, but with a King Crimson twist on the bizarre graphic.

I think it's gone past its true value, but it might well float a boat or two (or else a couple of bidders think the body's genuine).

I've just had to heavily edit this posting about this auction:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RARE-TOKAI-HONDO-Fame-Mastercaster-Japan-like-Fender_W0QQitemZ7362226037QQcategoryZ112670QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Much to my amazement, it turns out that some Hondos were not made in Korea, but by Tokai at Kasuga :shock: :shock: :shock: .

All I can say is I have a Hondo Fame bass, Grover tuners, deedah deedah and it is utter rubbish. Still, now Lee will have to stop making silly comments about me having bought one in my yoof. Hey Lee, you've developed a taste for Fender Japan - any chance of branching into Hondoes? :shock: :lol:

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