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NGD picked up a Fender Classic Series 50's Stratocaster.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by JackL, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. JackL

    JackL TDPRI Member

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    Oct 17, 2004
    Monroeville, PA
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    Bought a Fender Classic Series 50's Stratocaster as an Open Box sale and saved about $280 off the price of a new one. There is one dent on the side by the input jack, other than that it's clean.
    Love the neck. I bought it sight unseen, I was hoping it wasn't too orange and that the neck was a lightly tinted.I like the Fiesta red and the neck is great.
    JackL
     
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  2. DimEyeGuitarGuy

    DimEyeGuitarGuy TDPRI Member

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    Congratulations. Play it till the frets fall out.

    Tom (DEGG)
     
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  3. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    Those are some of the best feeling Strats ever made in my opinion!
    Congrats!
     
  4. JackL

    JackL TDPRI Member

    89
    Oct 17, 2004
    Monroeville, PA
    I have to agree. I've tried a few other models that cost more and this one plays great. I'm glad I caught this one at the Open-box listing. I did try a Classic 50's Lacquer Strat a few days ago, this one is just as good, much cheaper, too!
     
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  5. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    Much cheaper because of your open-box deal, right? Because they only retail $100 apart and the more expensive one comes with a case, so almost a wash, no?
     
  6. I own both a 50's and 60's Squier Strats - both quality guitars and for the money they are extremely hard to beat. 50's is Aztec gold, 60's is LPB. Replaced the pickups on the 50's but the 60's is still stock and staying that way. Bought both used, but like new condition.

    Congrats!

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  7. JackL

    JackL TDPRI Member

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    Oct 17, 2004
    Monroeville, PA
    I like the Aztec gold with the gold hardware!
     
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  8. JackL

    JackL TDPRI Member

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    Oct 17, 2004
    Monroeville, PA
    Yes, with the open-box deal. I bought the tweed case which brought the price up a bit. It came with a gig bag. The lacquer one's for a $100 more with a case sounds like a good deal too!
     
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  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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  10. Chicago Slim

    Chicago Slim Tele-Afflicted

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    Oct 19, 2005
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    Congratulations!

    I have owned, and still own a bunch of Strats. My Classic 50 is as good or better than any of them. I did wire the bridge pickup to the second tone control, and the neck and middle pickups to the first tone. This does help control the brightness. But, I may switch it to; no tone on the middle pickup.

    Enjoy your new Classic 50. It looks great.

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  11. '64 Tele

    '64 Tele Tele-Holic

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    Mar 8, 2013
    NW Arkansas
    I've had 4 Strats thru the years....currently a Classic Series 50's and 60's. Great guitars, with the 50's being the best I've owned.
    Enjoy!
     

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  12. eyerish

    eyerish Tele-Holic

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    May 24, 2009
    Arizona USA
    Your guitar is a beaut congrats.

    I just got the limited edition 50s strat in fiesta with gold hardware.
    Its my Hank-a-like.

    These MiMs are truly super deals. 20180925_164418.jpg

     
  13. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Jan 1, 2014
    UK
    Another fellow Classic 50s Strat owner. Hngd to you. Here is my recent purchase.
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  14. eyerish

    eyerish Tele-Holic

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    May 24, 2009
    Arizona USA
    What i think is interesting is you can get the road worns in lacquer and a gigbag for 900 or the 50s or 60s in lacquer and a tweed hardcase for 900. Hmmm curious.

    Probably the pups or something.

    These MiMs are great guitars.

    I have owned strats from early 60s on and teles mid 50s on and played even more. Truth to tell many of these reissues and re-imaginings do the tones of their times great honor.

    Lenny Kravitz' 1956 strat is only 42,000 dollars but hey free shipping so theres that.
    Point is, short of a re-mortage or the kids not going to college (or heaven forbid paying for it themselves,lol) these less (much) less expensive
    forays into the past are quite often a great deal.

    Without the boastful cache? Yeah.
    You do however get to soundoff beautifully. Play on.
     
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