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I didn't know Stratocasters could be pretty

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by nobis17, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. fishermike

    fishermike Tele-Meister

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    No one's arguing that!
     
  2. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    I'm with those who wonder about the fuss.
    Thats like about the most "common" looking Strat imaginable.
    Please. Nothing special about it.
     
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  3. Steerforth

    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    It’s not about looks. That guitar is calling out to you! What you’re experiencing is “flow”.

    Never resist flow. Buy that guitar immediately.

    If anyone objects, tell them that the universe spoke to you and you didn’t want to court disaster by ignoring it.

    Say, “I did it for you! I didn’t want you to be afflicted because I resisted the flow!”

    You mustn’t fool around when orders come from on high. Clearly that guitar is your destiny.
     
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  4. Steve Holt

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    Cool.
     
  5. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    I'm fine with that, by all means.
    I just am at a loss as to what is special about it. If "what is special" was the price, I might jump on it and toss it in the mix. Stranger things have happened.
    "Pretty" was the description. Common is what I see.
    I dont get it.

    Unless...
    I am beginning to detect that "been baited" feeling.
    Yeah, that happens too.
     
  6. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I think they can be...
     

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  7. stxrus

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    I love everything about a Strat except the ownership of one
    The way they sound, look, the vibe but I CANNOT bond with one. I’ve got my fourth one and it has about 10 hours of playing time and it just sits in the case.
    I’ve got a possible buyer. It’ll be a win win. He’ll have a Strat for reggae and I’ll not have one
     
  8. Ess Eff

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    Haha.... each to their own.

    I find a sunburst Strat to be the most common and boring guitar I have ever seen. I would never buy one.
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  9. Hey_you

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    I like this one. :)
     
  10. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    Two-tone SB Strats ( w/maple boards, of course) just kick butt! Beautiful!

    ( I owned a Jimmie Vaughan one like this, stolen in 2001- still sad!)
     
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  11. Wally

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    Picture of a picture...This one has an Oct, ‘54 body date In the back cavity and a 12-14-54 control cavity tape date. Refin was finished about 23 years ago...when this picture was taken.

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  12. Stringbanger

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    Strats are okay, if you wanna sound like a duck.
    Quack.
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  13. EsquireOK

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    '54s through mid-'56s had a very beautiful and unique sort of burst.

    1. It was over ash.

    2. It was really just a one color burst, because the wood wasn't dyed. It was just a very dark brown ring around the perimeter of natural colored ash. The sealer coats imparted a little bit of yellow to the wood, but not a lot.

    After that, the wood used was alder, and it was dyed bright yellow before being sealed, bursted, and cleared.

    I love both types, but the early style is definitely the unique style among classic Strat bursts.

    The 2014 American Vintage '54 reissue is the one to have, IMO. Early style burst, early style straight-skirted knobs, "football" switch tip, round-holed back plate, rounded-edged pickup covers, rounded-edged peghead, special Alnico 3 powered pickup set. All these features make it subtly more beautiful looking and sounding than a classic '50s style burst Strat, and it has the Flash Coat finish and old style radius and frets. It's the closest to accurate '54 Strat repro Fender has ever made. No, not perfectly accurate, but damned close. The knobs used are the second variant of the '54 straight sided knobs and plastics. The first type had a much more fragile plastic that was very slightly translucent, and very soft. The second type was made of hard polystyrene (like plastic model kits). They didn't use 100K pots either, like the very first ones did. And they didn't wire it like the old ones (which is the way I like my Strats wired – 3-way switch, no tone control on bridge pickup). And they used black for the burst color, not very dark brown.

    But even with those few inaccuracies, my biggest complaint is that it didn't come with the poodle case! Too bad. That would have really made it one for the ages, instead of just one of the best reissues Fender has ever turned out.
     
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  14. E5RSY

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    Of course they're pretty. Big time.

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    You bet your fanny they can...but NOTHING is purdier than a decked-out jazzmaster.
     
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    And here I always thought the strat to be the more feminine shape, given the come hither appeal of its ample curves, pinched waist and firm bottom. I think it was Donny and Marie who said it best, as usual, “...a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. And a lotta sex.”
     
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  18. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, man. Strats are proven to be the third prettiest guitar design - after Les Pauls and Single florentine cutaway style hollowbodies like the ES-295. It is written.
     
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    Nothing says more pretty than rhinestones on a Stratocaster geetar.;)

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  20. RhinestoneStrat

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    You can say that again.:)

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