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fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 2
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 3:48 pm:   Edit Post

I am the owner of this gorgeous guitar. 1986 strat style. serial#86E4159. 24 fret, neck through, figured maple and mahogony, three pickup (2 single, one humbucker, Alembic active electronics, volume and tone knobs, 5 way selector switch, Khaler locking tremelo. It's in excellent condition. Any way of determining it's value?

(Message edited by fishmanpa on January 27, 2013)
fishmanpa
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 4:09 pm:   Edit Post

Make that serial#86E4159 (hard to read that last #)
fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 4
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:37 pm:   Edit Post

Here are some pics. Original owner. Purchased in 1986 or 1987...can't remember. Zapf's Music in Philadelphia.

Front
fishmanpa
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:38 pm:   Edit Post

Back
fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 6
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:39 pm:   Edit Post

Body
fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 7
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:43 pm:   Edit Post

Head
growlypants
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Username: growlypants

Post Number: 31
Registered: 3-2011
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:36 am:   Edit Post

Beautiful guitar! (By the way, anyone know if Zapf's is still in business?)
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 848
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:25 am:   Edit Post

What a wonderful guitar. What type of Tremelo is that? Did it come with the guitar or was it added later?
fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 14
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

It's a Kahler tremelo. It came with the guitar.
fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 16
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

Any idea how long it takes to get serial number info? It's been over a month.
cozmik_cowboy
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Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1424
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

Mica, who does the look-ups, has about 1,000,000 actual job functions, and provides this service in her "free" time; it can take a while (I seem to recall mention of about 1 year right now. I'm telling you, Mica, company archivist :-))

Peter
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 3363
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 10:03 am:   Edit Post

Well if it's any help i put my request in January and then I was about 100 in the list according to mica, although she has a sense of humour and it could have been 1000,001 or less than 100. Unfortunately there is no set time and really for these requests, patience really is a virtue.
lbpesq
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Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5365
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post

But the price is right!

Bill, tgo
fishmanpa
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Username: fishmanpa

Post Number: 17
Registered: 1-2013
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 8:41 pm:   Edit Post

Oh well... I guess I'll just check in periodically.

Many years ago I called and asked for a replacement value for insurance purposes. I believe it was Mica I spoke with. I read her the serial number and about a minute later she said "Ohhh, you have that one!"... I recall her saying her father had a hand in building it. When I got it, there was a sheet of paper that had all the specs and was personally signed by everyone that had a hand in making it. Being that it over 35 years old, I'd love to have the history and specs. I'd also love to get an idea of value.

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