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2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:11:14 PM »
FYI for all the guitar players.
I haven't gone through all the pages so I can't say whether there are bass parts as well - please move if somewhere else is more appropriate.

These guys buy up tons of instruments and part them out. As a result they have pieces that are otherwise difficult to come across. Last year I found exactly what I was looking for in a genuine 2015 Fender AVRI 63 Precision body, and it worked out great. Good hunting!

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 01:32:54 PM »
FYI for all the guitar players.
I haven't gone through all the pages so I can't say whether there are bass parts as well - please move if somewhere else is more appropriate.

These guys buy up tons of instruments and part them out. As a result they have pieces that are otherwise difficult to come across. Last year I found exactly what I was looking for in a genuine 2015 Fender AVRI 63 Precision body, and it worked out great. Good hunting!

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#trash/160c764c58f68014

Your link is to a gmail message, apparently in your trash.  ;D

Gibson parts in The Stratosphere's Reverb shop

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 08:18:14 AM »
I looked around there but didn't see any bass parts. Kind of bummed me out to see so many instruments getting parted out.
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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:22:14 AM »
I remember in 2015 they did part out some EB-basses.

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 10:16:49 AM »
He has some Fender basses parted out at present. The 2018 Gibson basses are a lot later coming out than their guitar counterparts, and he probably hasn't been able to buy any yet.

His business model doesn't bother me at all. He buys on the open market and resells. Want to put together your own Fender to your own specs? Want to put your own hardware and electronics in a Gibson body? Fine with me.

Here's the text of a 2013 post at Strat-Talk in a thread about him:

I live a couple miles from the man that owns/runs Stratosphere..

He's a good guy.. I've bought from him, and I've sold him a guitar that he then parted out.

He buys new stuff, sale stuff, discounted stuff, demo stuff and used stuff from dealers, second hand stores, Craigslist, individuals and ebay..

I say good for him. He came up with a plan, works hard at it and has a thriving business.

As for pricing, he sells most of what he lists at asking price, so obviously there is a demand..
But he also runs sales and I've got some nice parts at a very reasonable price.

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 12:51:50 PM »
Yeah I don't see anything wrong with it, especially since a lot of those parts are not otherwise available. I think it's great.

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 02:59:33 PM »
I built a 2008 P bass with parts from there.

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 11:30:28 AM »
I love that body color. ^^^

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 02:01:20 PM »
What is it? Looks like a sort of glossy gray.

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 03:13:38 PM »
I bought a Fender AV '74 Jazz neck from that place in 2015 (that's how I remember when they had EB's). I have'nt anywhere seen the possibility to buy a neck with those specs anywhere (without buying a most of the time suspicious used real 70's neck) so from me that business gets a thumbs up.

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Re: 2018 Gibson Parts @ Stratosphere
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 03:38:02 PM »
What is it? Looks like a sort of glossy gray.

Fender Frost Gray from 2008.