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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 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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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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    Congratulations. Play it till the frets fall out.

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    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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

    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    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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    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?
     
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    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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    JackL Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I like the Aztec gold with the gold hardware!
     
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    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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    Cool!
     
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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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    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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    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

     
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    Another fellow Classic 50s Strat owner. Hngd to you. Here is my recent purchase.
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    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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    Yeah, I've got a Daphne Blue one, from '13. Super guitar. I play mostly Western Swing style rhythm on it. The pick-ups are perfect for that sound.

    I think it's wonderful that Fender puts out a reasonably priced guitar with what might be considered niche features like a vintage radius, vintage frets and a bods end truss rod adjuster. I had to put in the three-way switch myself, though!

    One nice thing for me is that the finish is still like new. I have an AV56 which is getting worn, and that's fine, it's honest wear. But when not being played, the DB Strat hangs in a prominent place in my hallway.
     
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    I have had a couple Classic Series 50's and did love that 7.25 neck. Do try to get those pickups down low like with the pickguard, then have the treble side up about 1/16"-1/8" higher.

    Those low output (vintage) pups sound killer like that.

    The pups in them sound fantastic and are what I call MIM 57/62's as they are REALLY close ftmp to them.

    Happy Pickin'
     
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    Good thread to revive. The OP’s guitar is a beaut, Clark. Only fueling my GAS. My next purchase will be a CS 50’s Lacquer. Sunburst. Then I’m going to finish it in a Fiesta Red. Will look just like your’s.

    I’ve been keeping an eye out to see if I can get the CS 60’s lacquer body in fiesta red and then get that 50’s neck... so far, it hasn’t made $ sense to do it that way. But these are excellent guitars and value. Congrats (belated)!
     
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    For the record, when I said “CS”, I meant Classic Series... not Custom Shop. I’ll never be able to afford a Custom Shop guitar, and even if I could, it would be lost on me.
     
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