U could buy a 1960 slab mint for 349.50 USD !

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U could buy a 1960 slab mint for 349.50 USD !

Post by vintage-tone » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:02 pm

back in december 1960 !  :P

note that the stratocaster back then was listed "only" 289.50 USD and that the hard case was another extra 52 $ ...
Those are the hangtags of a Jazzmaster slab 60 I got from its the second owner, i thought I d post them because I often hear complains about the prices of guitars today but imagine what 349.50 $ was back then. for example RCA 24 inch Black and White TV was $289.00 ! a nice swiss Omega self winding watch 89$ ! a leather bomber jacket 10$ ! a 2 bedroom house 7500 $ ! and a comfortable average income around 4000 to 5000 $ ...

at the end of the day if you were playing a Jazzmaster back in 1960 you were a spoiled kid, you robbed a bank or won the Lotto !!!  :D

If you want I d make a page with the inside of the 1959 and 1960 original owner manual, it's fun to read today.

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Post by zhivago » Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:15 pm

what a beauty!

please post as many images as possible! :)
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Post by mezcalhead » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:06 am

Yeah .. I remember an economist on some forum doing a calculation and figuring out that a new Fender in the 1960s cost roughly the equivalent of what the custom shop Fenders cost today.
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Re: U could buy a 1960 slab mint for 349.50 USD !

Post by Orang Goreng » Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:06 am

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