Stratocaster appreciation thread

For guitars of the straight waisted variety (or reverse offset).
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by MatthewK » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 am

Oh dear, this is on its way to me at the moment.
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by phutyle » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:23 am

My heavily modded strat-like mongrel with aluminium neck:

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This is what it was originally (given to me for free from a colleague)

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Maggieo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:25 am

phutyle wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:23 am
My heavily modded strat-like mongrel with aluminium neck:

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That looks like the kind of guitar that would give Lou Reed an orgasm. :-*
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Mike S » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:16 am

I just swapped the pickups on mine again: SD Hot Rails-SD Vintage Staggered Strat (left-hand stagger, regular wrap)-SD Vintage Staggered Strat (Left-hand stagger, regular wrap).

I was just thinking, considering the similarities, is there a reason why Fender didn't replace the Strat single coils with Jaguar pickups after 1962 considering the RF shielding?

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by clef051 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:33 pm

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My 57 reissue. The body is a 98 I believe neck is a 2011. I had a broken truss rod in the original and replaced it with a different neck. I’ve owned it since about 2004. It has been my main guitar since then. There has been many pickup swaps in it depending on my mood. I have lace hot golds in it right now but I’m thinking of changing them out. Not sure to what yet though. I have a Callahan Trem block and whammy bar after breaking the original bar off inside of it.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Kihtaristi » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:18 am

phutyle wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:23 am
My heavily modded strat-like mongrel with aluminium neck:

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This is what it was originally (given to me for free from a colleague)

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Had to login just to say WOW!! Really nice looking unique guitar!

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by MKR » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:15 am

My new 1980s Squier stratocaster:

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by mcjt » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:47 am

hey cool! An old Ibanez case! I have one like that too!
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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by matthew a » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:36 am

Can anyone help age this guitar?

Headstock looks 90s, but G00... serial says late 80s.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by MatthewK » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:32 am

mcjt wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:47 am
hey cool! An old Ibanez case! I have one like that too!
Is that what it is? I put my Jazzmaster in it because it was a bit large for the Strat ... great case!

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Zork » Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:48 am

My strat is going to be fretless soon. I'm not pulling the frets but replace the neck, though. I got an unfinished neck from gfs factory clearout. It needs a lot of sanding and a finish but that's not a big deal. Looking forward to make akward cat noises with awful intonation soon.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by surfin_bird » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:07 pm

MatthewK wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 am
Oh dear, this is on its way to me at the moment.
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This is an 82 vintage USA reissue? :?
Only heard the best stories about those.

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by Jazztastic » Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 pm

phutyle wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:23 am
My heavily modded strat-like mongrel with aluminium neck:

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This is what it was originally (given to me for free from a colleague)

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This one is so well done. :?

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by bdf83 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:21 am

Really like the look of the American Original 50s Strat in Gold...

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Re: Stratocaster appreciation thread

Post by MatthewK » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:31 am

surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:07 pm
This is an 82 vintage USA reissue? :?
Only heard the best stories about those.
It's a Squier Japan version of a 62 Strat - the pickups are Japanese, SQ5, not the US pickups used by the top end Fender Japan models, but I really like them a lot. Also the finish is polyester, but pretty thin and nicely worn in. It plays SO well, and sounds great after I got rid of the DiMarzio pickup in the bridge and put in an old Greco pickup from the same factory.
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I think I'm done with 80s Fender Japan now - this JV Squier Strat, my SQ Squier Tele Custom and an A serial Jazzmaster. All three outstanding.

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