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    Just received a trade offer, what do I do?

    I was offered a straight trade for a 2008 Custom 24 artist package (ebony board, headstock veneer, 59/09s) for my 2010 Ted McCarty SC245 10 top (59/09 bridge, 57/08 neck). The Custom 24 had a couple of dings, but nothing I'm too worried about. I'm tempted, but don't know if there is a value discrepancy.

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    value discrepancy aside.... which would you rather play?
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    I'd say you are close in value, Unless it's a Wood Library Ted, they rarely go for more than a used AP Custom 24. If there is a value difference it's only a couple $100 worth.
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    For me, your singlecut looks the choicer selection of the two but that's just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tolm View Post
    For me, your singlecut looks the choicer selection of the two but that's just me.
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    I would stick with the Ted. It is a great looking guitar with a great sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vox801 View Post
    value discrepancy aside.... which would you rather play?
    +1...Value is probably close enough.
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    I'd stick with the Ted, it's a somewhat rare guitar, you can get an AP Custom anytime.
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    25" scale and the Trem would swing it my way
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    I'd say play it and see if you like it better than yours. I mean, really, are you a player or collector? My Cu24 belonged to a touring musician that a vintage store got from the factory. It had a few little character spots, add to it that I chewed on the headstock a few times, but I've yet to be offered a guitar that felt more comfortable and sounded better then it. It's stock and sounds/feels incredible just the way it is, so why possibly go to something that you won't feel as great playing?
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    Which scale length do you like better?
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    Keep the Ted. I just finished playing mine. Great guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    I'd stick with the Ted, it's a somewhat rare guitar, you can get an AP Custom anytime.
    My 2 cents too

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    Keep the Ted.... get an AP custom anytime.

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    The not blue one.

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    The not blue one.
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    I would keep the Ted. The new generation of AP guitars are great, I was never a fan of the old colors or specs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Hater.

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