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Favorite non fender strats?!

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Holdeezy, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Razzle

    Razzle Strat-Talker

    Feb 3, 2011
    Thanks! I'm with u on that, love those headstocks.

    Gunslinger is a recent term. This guitar is from the 80's. They had two lines in those days (like MIM vs MIA), the original ST III (mine) and the NJ series. If u shop for one, I'd try to get an ST III, it was their best at the time.
  2. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 8, 2013
    Preston UK
    As of today my new arrival below as of next week who knows (back to Yamaha maybe?) cobra whole.JPG cobra splate.JPG cobra body.JPG
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  3. hippychip

    hippychip Strat-Talker

    Dec 9, 2015
    Series 10 body/neck---MIM Fender loaded pickguard and bridge, chinese tuners and jackplate, neutrik jack. The guitar was free, and I had everything else on the shelf. I had to buy a nut (GraphTek), and some pickguard screws---total out of pocket including strings---$20! Total cost of everything under $50! Best playing (and cheapest) guitar in my collection!![​IMG]
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  4. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Strat-O-Master

    Oct 25, 2012
    Southern California
    I will always prefer my partscaster builds because I can decide what body/neck woods, pickups and hardware that will go on my guitar and what tones it will produce.
  5. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sammick. Not really fair, since they made the MIJ strats for Fender at the time. Here's one with a Fender S series headstock neck on it.


    When I bought it, it had a pointy Sammick style headstock which I didn't care for. The pickups were potted, and sounded pretty darn good, but the white PG didn't really match with the black HS.
  6. Davey77

    Davey77 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 29, 2014
    Monroe WA
  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    It's news to me if they did.
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  8. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'd never heard that either. I came looking for a thread like this because I also like the older, unusual Samick Strats. Came across this on the Cincinnati CL today. It's an ugly color but I kinda like it. If it was closer I'd grab it.

  9. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I like that colour. Is it metallic?
  10. Willie D

    Willie D Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter


    G&L all day.
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  11. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2017
    It's been a while since I've checked in here! I feel very excited & wanted to say that I put a down payment to Ron Kirn yesterday for my 1st non-Fender Strat! At this point I believe mine is the BEST! LOL! Seriously though, Ron was very easy to talk to & informative w/o cramming it down your throat! I'm sure there's a better blog on this site to make my big announcement, plus Ron's to send up date pics during the build process that I'm thinking of sharing? Thanks for letting me share my excitement & if there's another/better blog on S/T to pass my excitement on then please advise! Thanks Again, carry on & have a great week!
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  12. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    I have a Burns Marquee Club Pro, and I'm a big fan of the Burns Tri-Sonic pickups. To my ear, they've very different to the Strat pickups though. About six years ago a posted a video on modding the guitar to get more tones. Although I love the glassy sounds, I feel they are something all of their own:

    I'd say you're probably in the right place on this forum, and I look forward to seeing pictures. That's a kinda scary avatar though. :eek: :D
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  13. Gunny

    Gunny Strat-Talker Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2017
    It’s actually a pic of me! I’m a fan of The Walking Dead & they had an App that you could take your own pic & mod it! Wha-la!
  14. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    (the positive about Photo:mad:Bucket messing it up is, I can post my guitars again! ;))

    1978 Tokai ST100



  15. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
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  16. Mr Sneaky

    Mr Sneaky Strat-Talker

    Mar 12, 2017
    Have to cast my vote for the early '90's to early '00's Yamaha Pacificas made in Taiwan. Especially love the maple fingerboards. I have about a dozen different versions. Sorry no pics ATM. Still at work.