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Coolest Strat you ever had?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Greg, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016
    Dear Sir,

    You own a guitar that is named and known across the globe, and you still think a different guitar is the coolest you've ever owned?

    I beg to differ!
  2. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master

    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    Haven't seen one of those mocha-brown mid-70's strats in quite a while. That was my main guitar for about 25 years. I didn't have those individual pickup selectors, but I did swap the original 3-way switch for a 5 way once I knew you could do that. For a long time, I was just wedging the three way into those un-slotted 2 and 4 positions. I'd have to say that was my "coolest" strat, mostly because I was a lot cooler then and it was a USA guitar, top of the line when new. And because over the years I had it (1979 to about 2005) it got road-worn the old-fashioned way. But when I'm honest, my brand new MIM Classic Player 50s is a better guitar in pretty much every way. When those 70's strats were around, all anyone wanted was a vintage axe because the one's they were making them in the mid+70s was nothing to write home about. Now they make 'em pretty much like they did in the 50s and I like the current model more than that 70s in every way except for nostalgia value. I also see the 9.5 fretboard radius as a step forward over the 7.25. I used to love the rounder fretboard, but having played a lot of guitars with 7.25, 9.5, and 12", 9.5 is definitely my sweet spot. I'm fine with 7.25, I'm NOT fine with 12", but 9.5 just feels about perfect to me now...

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  3. Brad Burgart

    Brad Burgart Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 28, 2016
    Saskatoon Saskatchewan
    The one I traded for a Gretsch 5126. Wish I had the Strat back. Best neck ever on any guitar I have or had.

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  4. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017
  5. Murphcaster

    Murphcaster Strat-O-Master

    Oct 17, 2013
    West Virginia
    The "coolest" one I've ever had is one I still have.
  6. William SantAna

    William SantAna Strat-Talk Member

    Aug 24, 2017
    Lol cool guitar.
    My partcaster is in the way to become like that.
  7. Nick in Seattle

    Nick in Seattle Strat-Talker

    Apr 7, 2016
    I have 2 that I think are pretty cool. 86-87 MIJ with 57/62 pups and my Warmoth partscaster. One rosewood. One Maple.
  8. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2015
    The reason that I liked this post is because I have an identical strat. I love mine, and I got a pretty good deal on it, too. I guess gold and sparkly isn't everyone's cup of tea, but this one was calling to me at the time.
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  9. Kurt Villella

    Kurt Villella Strat-Talker

    Feb 25, 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    That's a beautiful strat! Fiesta with mint guard is one of my all time favorites
  10. Uncle Fiesta

    Uncle Fiesta Senior Stratmaster

    Gotta be my '79. The relicking is real, BTW. Done before I owned it.


    P.S. Could people please refrain from posting photos of the American Original 50s in Aztec Gold. I'm finding it difficult enough to resit as it is!
  11. Kstu

    Kstu Strat-O-Master

    Oct 18, 2017
    Everett, Massachusetts
    Lot of beauties here.
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  12. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 17, 2010
    Greenfield, IN
    Kinda like this mofo too.
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  13. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    Is this the limited edition 2014 in Aztec Gold? Looks killer.
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  14. TheDudeMan

    TheDudeMan Strat-Talker

    Sep 19, 2016
    The Crossroads
    My 64' in fiesta red, it's my avatar.
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  15. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
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  16. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 17, 2017
    In the shop...
    Aside from my American Std on the left which would be my obvious choice, the Strat on the right is my favorite partscaster. It sounds and plays just as good as my Std..... 100_0326.JPG
  17. Tcon

    Tcon Strat-Talker

    Mar 11, 2016
    this one now! New pic guard and tex mex pickups IMG_1137.JPG
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  18. alderre

    alderre Strat-O-Master

    May 1, 2014
    New Braunfels