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Let's See Those Reissues

duaneflowers

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Here are my '62 Ltd. Ed. Snow Whites to get the ball rolling...

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axeman565758

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ok....I'll match you
My Olympic White '60 CS "NoNeck" Strat. Massive neck...1" from 1st through 12th fret...a true baseball bat. I almost went for the RW board, but opted for the 1-piece maple.....sort of a 50/60's hybrid...other then the neck, all 1960 appointments

 

Red Baron

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ok....I'll match you
My Olympic White '60 CS "NoNeck" Strat. Massive neck...1" from 1st through 12th fret...a true baseball bat. I almost went for the RW board, but opted for the 1-piece maple.....sort of a 50/60's hybrid...other then the neck, all 1960 appointments


I'm not really a Strat guy but if I was going to get one - it would be exactly like this one, big neck and all. Very nice! :salude
 

axeman565758

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I'm not really a Strat guy but if I was going to get one - it would be exactly like this one, big neck and all. Very nice! :salude


yeah....always a Beatle fan, especially George, I got the Concert For Bangladesh album for Christmas when I was 11 years old. I opened the album booklet and saw that white Strat George was holding and fell in love. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Les Paul guy and absolutely love my new R8, but I have a lot love for my Strat. The huge neck is amazing too
 

Ed Driscoll

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I'm sure the newer reissues are infinitely more authentic, but does an '84 57RI qualify for this thread? This is a shot from 2004, when a friend who's a pro photographer shot it for a Vintage Guitar article I wrote at the time.

Great guitar, I played the daylights out of it in the '80s, but the curvature of the fretboard is a bit off-putting. The flatter rosewood board on my other Strat is a bit more user-friendly.

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The Shifter

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Jan 1983 '62 Reissue. Made in Fullerton, CA.

I bought it at the Arlington guitar show in 1994 and apart from a little bit on the upper bout, it had almost no wear on it. Initially I bought it as a backup for what was then my main guitar; a 1987(ish?) black '62 reissue. It quickly became my main guitar I played pretty much only it on tour from 1994-2001. It's a great guitar, but man those early 80's reissues have some scrawny necks.

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Blue97FXSTC

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'62 Reissue bought new in Japan in ... 2003?
My memory fails me.
This is what it looked like then:

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And the proper way for any cool cat to apply tremolo is...

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AXE752

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I still have the '57 reissue I bought new in the fall of 1982 in Pensacola, Fl. I will post a pic if I can.

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EBW

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Very early Fullerton build 1982 '62RI Strat V0003xx that is MINT...still has it's original strings and no screws turned since it left Fullerton! Purchased years ago from the original non-playing owner in NorCal that bought it new and many others as investments. He never played it and in the almost 10 years I've had it, I haven't played it either. It's just too clean! If I stray from my Gibsons and need a Strat, I'll go with my original '65 Oly White or an Inca Silver '08 Nash S63 with Don Mare pickups. On the other hand, my other early Fullerton reissue shown in the bottom photo, is a well played 1982 '52 RI Tele 03xx that is awesome and get plenty of playing!
 
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