NGD 1986 VRI Stratocaster

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NGD 1986 VRI Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 9:44 am

I tried online decoders and it isn't coming up with results. Neck plate number is V with 6 digits. Decal is on the finish. Turquoise color. :) Ideas? I will disassemble when home.
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Re: Stratocaster Question

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 9:48 am

Hope this is right!
V 4, 5, or 6 V000001 Vintage Reissue Guitars Except Tele ’52 Introduced in 1982 Check Neck for Year
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Re: Stratocaster Question

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Re: Stratocaster Question

Post by marqueemoon » Sat May 08, 2021 10:26 am

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Re: Stratocaster Serial Number Question

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 11:31 am

Pictures. I haven't played it yet or taken it apart. Just got home and having a late breakfast. :D

ImageIMG_20210508_122257 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210508_122321 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210508_122325 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210508_122330 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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Re: Stratocaster Serial Number Question

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 11:33 am

I need to reseat the neck. It is a little tilted causing the high e to be off the last frets. Anyone off hand know of a bridge I could swap to with a more narrow string spacing?

ImageIMG_20210508_122349 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

This is so cool! It has checking all over the neck and body.
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Re: Stratocaster Serial Number Question

Post by HarlowTheFish » Sat May 08, 2021 11:50 am

HNB wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 11:33 am
I need to reseat the neck. It is a little tilted causing the high e to be off the last frets. Anyone off hand know of a bridge I could swap to with a more narrow string spacing?
A modern- rather than vintage-spacing bridge will be a little narrower, and you have many many options for that -- Wilkinson has some great value stuff that's affordable and quality, Hipshot and Gotoh are pricier but super nice, and on the high end you have stuff like Callaham, the Floyd Rose Rail Tail, and the SuperVee units -- the latter two aren't super traditional, but they work really well for what they do.

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Re: Stratocaster Serial Number Question

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 12:22 pm

Gut shots. Looks like they used wood to hardtail it. I took that out and put the cover back on. The finish is brighter under the plastic cover and neck plate. The exposed wood looks like ash to me.

ImageIMG_20210508_124352 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210508_124558 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Neck heel says 12-18-86 in pencil. Shouldn't this be stamped, or is pencil date ok?

ImageIMG_20210508_124157 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20210508_124203 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Neck pocket looks like it says 12-83 or 87 in marker?

ImageIMG_20210508_124148 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

The pickguard has a metal shield, CTS pots, and cloth wire pickups. I don't know pot codes, but I took pictures for the experts here. :D Not sure of that orange drop cap is stock or replaced.

ImageIMG_20210508_124802 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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Under the guard color difference. Maybe this is Lake Placid Blue?

ImageIMG_20210508_124852 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

It really needs a more narrow spaced bridge. This string spacing is too wide...

Image2021-05-08_01-14-42 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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Re: Stratocaster Serial Number Question

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 12:24 pm

Looking like I would want American Vintage narrow spacing?

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Re: Stratocaster Serial Number Question

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 12:37 pm

Ordered a highway one bridge. It has vintage mounting hole spacing but narrow 2 1/16" string spacing. The American Special tremolo is like that also, but quite a bit more in price. The highway one has a big block. I am sure it will be awesome. :D
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Re: NGD 1986 "1962 American Vintage Reissue" Stratocaster

Post by marqueemoon » Sat May 08, 2021 1:30 pm

So nice.

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Re: NGD 1986 "1962 American Vintage Reissue" Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Sat May 08, 2021 2:20 pm

Color list of what these came in would say this is turquoise. :)
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Re: NGD 1986 "1962 American Vintage Reissue" Stratocaster

Post by jdr1014 » Sat May 08, 2021 8:18 pm

Very cool - congrats!!! :)

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Re: NGD 1986 "1962 American Vintage Reissue" Stratocaster

Post by tribi9 » Sat May 08, 2021 9:06 pm

Great score

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Re: NGD 1986 "1962 American Vintage Reissue" Stratocaster

Post by countertext » Sat May 08, 2021 9:23 pm

jealous

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