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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Ed Driscoll, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. Ed Driscoll

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    This arrived from Sweetwater yesterday:

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    Back in 2019, I bought a Nashville-Tuned Taylor GS Mini from Sweetwater. After recording it on numerous tracks, I thought it would be great to have a Nashville-Tuned electric guitar as well. Last year, I bought a Lake Placid Blue Fender Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster as a travel guitar when we were staying in local Vrbo homes rather than traveling due to the ongoing unmentionable unpleasantness. I was impressed by the build quality and the value for money. And I liked the 9.5 radius fretboard, which fits my hands more comfortably than the vintage-spec 7.25 radius.

    This month, I asked my Sweetwater "sales engineer," if their custom shop could block the tremolo on a 6 pound, 13 ounce Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster, cut a new nut, and string it with D'Addario High-Strung Nashville electric guitar strings. Last night, I spent a few hours DI-ing guitar to add new parts to a few of my songs, and am looking forward to processing the sound in a variety of ways.

    Here's the photo I texted my wife after FedEx arrived yesterday afternoon:

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    Paddington gives it two paws up!
     
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  2. Old Plank

    Old Plank Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Congrats! I have a soft spot for candy apple red, as that is what my Strat that I won years ago had.
     
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    Deeve Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    oh, no - yet another box to tick: Nashville tuned
    And CAR is always easy on the eyes. . .
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    Thanks! Nashville Tuning is lots of fun if you're into layering guitars. If you have a cheap acoustic or electric laying around, it's certainly worth experimenting with.
     
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    Congratulations!
    I have a couple of red guitars, but no CAR guitars.
    Gorgeous!
     
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    Total score on your CAR 60s, so fine. I should of hung onto my 2011 CAR American Standard but I also like the CV necks. I have the Fiesta Red Simon Neil CV with the RW board since I always wanted a FR Strat. The Vintage Modified Squiers are also nice and I have the surfcaster I modded with different pickguard etc. unname dahy front 2.jpg
     
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    Oh that color is gorgeous. Especially with the rosewood. Or whatever dark wood that is.
     
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    Thanks! It’s Indian Laurel, faux-rosewood. I’m not as crazy about its stiff feel when soloing on my Lake Placid Blue Squier, but on the Nashville-tuned guitar, it’s fine.
     
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    That's beautiful! Congratulations!
     
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    Acoustic and electric Nashville-tuned guitars:

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