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NGD: I love gooooooold (lots of images)

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by brobar, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

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    May 30, 2017
    Colorado
    I've had the 50s & 60s CV Teles for quite some time now. Had a 60s CV Strat for a while too. I've been wanting to get the 50s CV Strat but I really didn't want to get the 2-tone burst since I already have a 3-tone burst. I like the Fiesta Red but I really prefer that color with a rosewood board. I've always liked the 60th anniversary in Aztec Gold, but those don't come up too often at a price I was willing to pay. However I did find a great deal on this one with a hint of a flamed neck. I had to get it. I know gold isn't everyone's flavor... but I really like the look of it.

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  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member


  3. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    Lovely. Just needs gold frets!
     
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  4. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    It's out there!

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  5. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

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    Colorado
    I've never seen gold frets before. I wonder how well they wear compared to stainless.

    I think that strat would look even better with the Rosewood neck off of my 60s Strat (and that gold on rosewood would so pop), but I don't care for the 3-tone burst with maple so I won't make the switch.
     
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  6. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

    Very nice and love those pickguards!
     
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  7. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Your Strat is 24 Karat Cool :cool: … Congratulations !
     
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  8. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Those are "EVO gold" -- golden in colour but no actual gold in the mix: http://www.lmii.com/products/tools-services/fretting/fretwire/gold-evo-fretwire


    Evo gold fretwire is a copper alloy (elemental composition: CuSn15Fe1Ti0.1) that has been used for years in the optical industry. It contains no nickel and therefore meets the"nickel free" European standard. It stands the test of time and can really dress up your guitar. With a Vicker's hardness of HV5/250, it is harder than our nickel/silver wire (HV5/200), but softer than the stainless (HV5/300). This wire is not plated; it is gold all the way through and retains the gold color once the frets are dressed. See gold fretwire testimonials.
     
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  9. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Holic

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    Jul 7, 2014
    Belgium
    So much gold, and my answer is gonna be real simple: NICE!!
     
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  10. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    My favorite of the CV strats !
     
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  11. FenderGyrl

    FenderGyrl Friend of Leo's

    Jul 22, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Beautiful !!!!
     
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  12. scrimmer

    scrimmer Tele-Holic

    822
    Dec 31, 2009
    North Carolina
    Very nice Sir! That's making me remember that I don't own a strat right now.
     
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  13. G-52

    G-52 Tele-Meister

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    Jul 10, 2017
    Denver, Co
    Nice, I like that honey-colored neck especially:) congrats!
     
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  14. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  15. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    super , beautiful!
     
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  16. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    definitely a keeper. gold is such a hard color to get right and this guitar is as right as rain.
     
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  17. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    Apr 21, 2016
    Henderson,NV/SLC,UT
    Love it; congrats!
     
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  18. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    I like a soft gold color. That looks great.

    Another subtle, soft gold is the timeless Shoreline Gold
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  19. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself TDPRI Member


  20. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

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    May 30, 2017
    Colorado
    That looks sweet!
     

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