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Coolest Strat you ever had?

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

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Yes, that is what it is. :)

    Great guitar
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  2. Dalendl

    Dalendl Strat-Talker

    Jan 2, 2016
    NW Mn
    You asked about "had" meaning past tense, so the coolest I've had was my 61 strat. It was originally a LPB that had been striped and finished in natural wood. Front and middle pickups were original, the rear was not. Everything else was original. In a moment of weakness, I sold it to the guy who turned me on to it in the first place for the same price I paid for it. What a mistake. Sure wish I could have that one back again.
  3. Highway Star

    Highway Star Former Member

    Apr 22, 2016
    Who knows?
    Oh yeah, I remember those posters from when I was a kid. I dreamt of that sunburst floyd strat with maple board. I wanted one so bad but never got one. The floyd thing kind of faded away when I grew older :D. Took a long time till I got my first "real" strat. It was a cream colored 1978 which was a lot cheaper than new ones. But it looked like Yngwies :D.
  4. RnR Nolan

    RnR Nolan Strat-Talker

    Sep 5, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    I've only ever had one Strat. :(
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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    The coolest Strat I ever had was my Tokai Springy Sound.
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  6. esseff

    esseff Strat-Talker

    Dec 19, 2017
    The coolest.... 1990 Plus, blue pearl burst.


    The number one... JV Tex-Mex with my mods.

  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 14, 2013
    Then by default it is the coolest. ;)
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  8. mimmo

    mimmo Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 15, 2015
    Hopefully the one I should receive in a few days: an AV 65 sunburst.
    Can't wait!
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  9. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    < This MIK Koa topped limited edition with a Birdseye neck & Seymour Duncans .
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  10. jpjr50

    jpjr50 Strat-O-Master

    Jun 3, 2016
    I have the coolest Artic White HSS Strat (posted pics on page ) which is loaded with Suhr pickups and electronics BUT this would be the I really want to own.....a Suhr Pete Thorn Signature guitar.

    I know it's not a Strat or even made by Fender but it's a Strat Shape with the coolest electronics and woods. Mahogany back and sides with maple cap, rosewood board / mahogany backed, Suhr Pete Thorn "Thornbucker Plus" pickup in the bridge / "Thornbucker" in the neck. The switch does some killer combo's and can easily mimic a Strat tone with the push / pull knobs. Basically it has Les Paul woods in a Strat shape that can even sound like one. Now if they only made it in white, a new blue / green color just came out at NAMM.....I want white though.

    [​IMG]Pete Thorn Suhr Sig in Black by , on Flickr
  11. Nubs

    Nubs Strat-Talker

    Aug 29, 2015
    Houston, TX
    Well, I've had this blue beauty the longest and it WAS my favorite:


    But this new white one I think is taking the lead now:

  12. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    My '59 AVRI. It was the only one that survived the great purge of 2017. My stable is back up to 5 guitars with 3 being Strats (two AVRIs and an AmStd). The '59 is so smoking, no way I'll ever sell it. Every other guitar I own is negotiable!

    Edit: And for those who have seen pictures of this guitar without that arm wear, it didn't magically wear itself into a relic. I dropped it and the finish shattered around that area, so I sanded it out. Looks better than a bunch of fragmented nitro.

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
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  13. Jeepocaster

    Jeepocaster Strat-O-Master

    Coolest Strat I ever owned was my '63, but I sold it at the high point of the market around 2010, and did well on it. Coolest one I have now:

    Just waiting on a new SuperVee Bladerunner trem and Switchcraft jack coming in the mail.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2018
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  14. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    For me it's gotta my avatar.


    This thing is just very comfortable all.around.
  15. dbbluesproject

    dbbluesproject Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 3, 2015
    My ‘06 Classic 60s.....
    It’s got the mojo:cool:
  16. anderz

    anderz Senior Stratmaster

    May 4, 2014
    The coolest?

    I have had Applause, Fender 1957 reissue, Fender Blackmore and partscaster Blackie so far.

    Blackie won as I always found it cool for one reason or another until I found the magic and got used to playing it.

    Then it became ultra cool and the reason to stay long term compared to any other stratocaster.
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  17. Stark

    Stark Ghost of Johnny Thunders Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 16, 2011
    Richmond Annex, CA
  18. Greg

    Greg Strat-Talker

    Apr 25, 2017
    Atlanta area
    Steve Marriott.....
  19. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    My ‘86 AV62 is my favourite...

  20. Sangetsu

    Sangetsu Strat-Talker

    Oct 6, 2017
    The coolest strats I have ever had are still in my closet. I keep cool ones, and pass on the rest. It’s bad enough that I “had” a hemicuda, a 440 sixpack ‘cuda, and an AAR ‘cuda.
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