NGD - Robert Cray Stratocaster

jamesepowell

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I've wanted one of these for a while. My main problem with Stratocasters is that I do not like the whammy bar. I'm basically a Telecaster person; I like my bridges to stay put & I like my strings to go through the body.
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Congratulations on a nice looking guitar. Not much better than a NGD especially one you been waiting on for a hot minute. Hopefully she plays and sounds as good as it looks. Sunburst=beauty.
 

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Congrats; I'd love to have a hardtail. I think that it's pretty cool that Fender has stuck with endorsing Young Bob with a signature model for as long as they have.
 

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Yeah I also never use the trem system and prefer the hardtail. Congrats on a cool guitar!
 

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I've wanted one of these for a while. My main problem with Stratocasters is that I do not like the whammy bar. I'm basically a Telecaster person; I like my bridges to stay put & I like my strings to go through the body. View attachment 939288 View attachment 939289
I've never seen the RC model in sunburst--that really looks great! Aside from hardtail is there any other feature that makes it a sig model? It just looks like a regular hardtail to me (which I prefer).

Have hardtails finally come to earn respect? I bought a 59 strat with slab board in the 1980s and it's a hardtail slab board. About 15 years ago I thought about selling it and kept reading "no one wants them" "hardtail = hard sell". This doesn't seem to be the case anymore. I love it; it's a surf monster and basically the same as Dick Dale's 1960.

Congrats!
 

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To my taste sporting a very sweet looking fingerboard like the one on your new Strat is always a big plus. Has that one got the large back of the neck shape the Crays were known for? Large C's are my favorite.
 

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Congrats! HNGD!

I saw Robert Cray when I was 14 and it had a huge impact on my life and was a big part of why I picked up the guitar.

How is the neck? I would very much like one of these.
 
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