NGD '76 Strat

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  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I got a good deal on this one and figured it would be more of a collector than a player, but I really dig it!
    It's almost all original.
    The previous owner changed the pickups, pots, etc. but he used a complete, wired up pick guard, so only a couple solders disturbed.
    There's a LITTLE slop in the neck pocket that would allow a little misalignment if the screws are loose, but nothing like some I've seen where the high E could run right off the fingerboard.
    Pickups are killer.
    Sounds like Little Wing on the neck PU and Anson Funderburgh on the middle...as a Strat should.
    Even the bridge pickup has a bit of girth to it...not too thin.
    Neck is 60s/70's thin, but not a toothpick.
    Feels good.
    My digital scale disappeared (communal living!), but I'm guessing right about 8#.
    Pretty good for its vintage.
    Hardly a scratch or a ding on this one.
    Swirl marks in the paint.
    Former owner was clearly a polisher and not a player.
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    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    She’s a beauty. Congrats!
     
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    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Love that era, but those suckers could be heavier than a Les Paul ...
     
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  4. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    A buddy has one that's like a trick...it's so heavy, you can't even imagine it's made of wood...like someone stuffed the cavities with fishing weights.
    If he told me it's made of purple heart, I'd believe it.
     
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    Nice! Swap to a white PG and you're in the vicinity of the 1st config of the Black Strat :)

     
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    You won't be needing that 335, then?

    :lol::D:rolleyes::lol:
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Busted!
    I gigged the 335 last night.
    REALLY sweet.
    Yeah...I had NOT expected to sell my 69 Tele that I've had for about 20 years, but when it walked out the door, I knew I was going to have some fun with the dough.
     
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    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    It seems like Internet Wisdom has kept the price of 70s Fenders reasonable. Long may that continue. ;)

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    My '76.....
     
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    Nice.
    This strat was considerably cheaper than a used Custom Shop.
     
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    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    That is so Spinal Tap!
     
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    Nice!

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  12. Matthias

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    Awesome! I’m hunting for one of these at the moment in the UK.
     
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    Awesome! I’m hunting for one of these at the moment. I love the deep but narrow necks.
     
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    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Depends on one’s definition of reasonable, I guess. I remember when 70’s Fenders were $300 all day long. I about had a coronary the first time I saw one hanging on the wall of a Music shop for a thousand bucks. I still have my ‘79. I bought it for $250 in 1993. I will never sell it. There’s just no point. But given its build quality, I can’t believe anybody would pay more for it now. It’s a piece of junk.

    All that said, I had a ‘75 I gladly paid $600 for in 2000. That one I should have kept. Light as a feather, played like a million bucks, sounded amazing. No neck swim. Just perfection. Couldn’t stand that it was poop brown so eventually it moved on. Ah, hindsight.
     
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    70's guitars are "Hit & miss" some are OK, but a lot are junk. The 70's guitars were going through issues seeing that most of those companies were being ran by "Bean counters" and not musicians.

    I had a '73 Stratocaster and it was not only a "Boat anchor" but it had the sloppy neck slot and left a lot to be desired.

    I eventually modded it and later sold it to a friend (who still owns it).
     
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    I was hunting for a Strat in '76 Must have tried 30 or more before I found a good one. Anyone looking for one now should Try before Buying. Most of the original pickups werent good enough to push a Marshall into decent overdrive. Ended up with a Stacked Di Marzio humbucker in the bridge. Overdrive pedals were a thing of the future :lol: Ironically they work well with modern amps now master volume is the norm and Pedal effects are taking over the world!
     
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    Cool!
     
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    :cool::cool::cool:
     
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