Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don't blame me if it's a scam but - 1961 Fender Strat in Austin TX for $2K

Maybe this is a typo and the seller wants $20K for the guitar. or maybe it is just some kind of fishing expedition - BUT - it is my job to alert you to these things so...

1961 Fender Stratocaster in Austin TX. $2000 Too good to be true? Probably yes.

Regular readers of this blog know about my experiences buying guitars from Texas so I am not biting - bit if you do - or if you find out more - please let us all know. - JC


1961 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar - $2000 (austin)

Date: 2011-11-17, 10:23AM CST
Reply to: see below [Errors when replying to ads?]


Contact says to email for more info and pictures.

Location: austin
it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


  1. I live in Austin, so I sent an email to the email address on the listing (requesting more pictures, just like it says) within an hour of the post, but have not heard back. I figure it must be a scam, but am ready if not.

  2. The same ad with the same email address was posted on St. Louis, MO, Craigslist this morning (11/18/11).

  3. I ended up exchanging several emails with the "seller." It was not local to Austin, so I knew it was probably a scam. She talked about needing the money for a surgery for her daughter, insisted on using Google checkout, and kept asking for my address and phone number. I assume she would receive the money via Google checkout and then never ship the guitar.

  4. I believe I've seen those photos in the SF CL as well. Take note of the serial #.

  5. It was listed on KC, Mo CL as well. I emailed and she responded with the same story about her daughter needing surgery. I decided to Spam her email reply.


I appreciate your comments but please no commercial links or non guitar related conversations. Thank you. - JC


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