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Show Your Strats / 2016 Edition!!!

Sérgio

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Wonderful pics, everyone.

Still got my two faithful Fender strats:

2013 American Standard, my favorite, best feeling and best sounding guitar ever. A particularly FINE Am Std:

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And 1994 Southern Cross Series, the one I usually hit the road with:

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Texsunburst59

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Nice Strats del Melo. I think the Whisky and the Corona put those Strats over the top.

REALLY nice!!!!
 

Sérgio

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Nice Strats del Melo. I think the Whisky and the Corona put those Strats over the top.

REALLY nice!!!!


Thanks a lot!

I love Fender guitars, although mine are nothing fancy, deluxe or vintage (the Southern Cross is 22 years old, and that series was a limited run, but nothing really collectible), but they are very god guitars, I gig and jam with them all the time.

Thanks again!
 

Texsunburst59

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That's a killer picture of your strat renderit. I think the wear on that guitar gives it
a really cool mojo. REALLY nice!!
 

Monroe

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I threw together a Frankenstrat using a sub-4-pound 2004 MIJ '62 Reissue body.
Musikraft 12" flame neck with a pau ferro board and SS frets, Lollar "Blackface" flat poles. All Callaham metal and controls.
Water slides are fake as a 3-dollar bill, but accurate for a '62.
Pics were taken prior to installing early round type string tree, and one string wasn't even in the nut slot... LOL
I have also recently changed the white guard to the correct mint color. Need to retake some pics.

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Next is a very early '87 Strat Plus Deluxe in rare Bahama Green. The E4 neck has a beautiful dark board
It's nealy all original other than a re-fret, and a later Wilkinson roller nut than the one it shipped with.
It has Red, Silver, and Blue Lace Sensors, and is a real work horse.

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Next is a Dakota Red Wildwood 10 '59 Reissue with a Brazilian board, John Cruz pickups, and a John English neck profile.

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They all are remarkably different sounding and playing guitars.

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PierceLP

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My 62 AVRI :) the only thing ive done to it is put an SSL-5 in the bridge. I also have a jeff beck signature strat on the way! Ill post pics the second it comes in :)


 

Dishimyuh

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Here's another couple of shots for you showing off the wear. It's very light and plays great. The '64 is the real killer though. Everybody who plays it wants to buy it off me. It is the biggest sounding strat I've ever heard and I've heard many...

it's interesting that you feel that way about your '64. I have one, and like yours it really sounds big. In fact, I'm usually disappointed when I play other Strats.
 

sonar

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it's interesting that you feel that way about your '64. I have one, and like yours it really sounds big. In fact, I'm usually disappointed when I play other Strats.

The vintage world gets enamored with slab-boards and overlook how great sounding the veneer's are. Jimi @ Monterey, plus the three studio records, were done on mid 60's Strat's.

It's not just coincidence that one of the more well regarded Strat PU's Fender has made in a long time (and my current favorite) are the Pure Vintage '65's.
 

bilco

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2005/6 MIM Stratocaster, recently upgraded with Fender CS Texas Special pickups and Dan Armstrong blend pot wiring.

I feel under-dressed for this thread...
 

sonar

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I too feel underdressed, but right now I prefer a cheap date with a Stratocaster:


2015 Japan Exclusive ST62 (Basswood) electronics rewired with Pure Vintage '65 pickups.

 

Dishimyuh

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sonar

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I'll need some time to go through it, but I like the first post.

I've bought and sold a bunch of non-vintage Strat's over the years, from MIJ to CS. I also played the pickup swap game. All have come and gone.

So I tried to put together a Strat that has the mid 60's, veneer board tonal attributes. Basswood tends to be a little darker than alder, but the "aha" moment was the Pure Vintage 65's. It's still a new guitar, but so far I'm really liking it. Nothing "plinky" about the guitar. The bridge pickup is actually useable, especially with a silicon Fuzz Face.
 

Sérgio

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I feel under-dressed for this thread...



Not at all, any guitar is cool as long as YOU love it and it is good enough for what YOU want it

I used to own an Epi Les Paul Standard and it was enough guitar for any gig I played, I really loved it.

At first I was a bit put off by the fact that it was made in Asia, had a veneer for maple top and... Well it wasn't a Gibson or Fender.

Now I only play Fenders, and my main guitar is a U.S. Strat, but you know what, I miss that old lester. I'd buy it back, but the current owner won't sell it.
 

DoubleBoogie

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My Wildwood 10 59 John Cruz Masterbilt Strat with Brazilian board under two different lighting conditions...





My 57 Strat..



And my 57 with my Wildwood 10 59 Tele with Brazilian board

 
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