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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jjmichael1967, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jjmichael1967

    Jjmichael1967 Strat-Talk Member

    22
    Jan 12, 2018
    Indiana
    IMG_0148.JPG IMG_0149.JPG IMG_0150.JPG IMG_0151.JPG IMG_0152.JPG IMG_0153.JPG Hello,
    I finally have some time to learn to play guitar. I'm fifty. I've been working at it for a year or so. Really enjoying the process. Decided to pick up an inexpensive electric to see how it goes. I'm a lefty so not a lot of opportunity to try stuff out at local shops etc. I took a chance an an online purchase. Looks like a used Strat, but I really don't know much about it. These are the only photos I have. Interested in some of the opinions in this forum. I have been reading your posts for some time and love reading the discussions. I look forward to being more than a bystander. Thanks for your opinion in advance.
     
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  2. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    52
    602
    Sep 24, 2017
    Sharpsburg ,Ga.
    Schweeeeeeet !!!

    Welcome !
     

  3. johnnymg

    johnnymg Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Stratocasters and Strat-talk.

    Do you have a little practice amp? What have you been using the last year?
     
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  4. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    56
    500
    Dec 17, 2017
    Idaho
    Welcome in, nice lookin Strat but I would highly recommend strings. They tend to sound much better......:p
     
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  5. Jjmichael1967

    Jjmichael1967 Strat-Talk Member

    22
    Jan 12, 2018
    Indiana
    I've been playing an acoustic. I have little Fender modeling amp that I plan to use. I forget what model. I will check and get back to you.
     
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  6. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    May 2, 2016
    Cranston, Rhode Island

  7. Jjmichael1967

    Jjmichael1967 Strat-Talk Member

    22
    Jan 12, 2018
    Indiana
    Mine might sound better without. Ha. Do you have Any idea what I bought? American made?
     
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  8. Jjmichael1967

    Jjmichael1967 Strat-Talk Member

    22
    Jan 12, 2018
    Indiana
    Thanks. I will. At least.
     
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  9. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    May 2, 2016
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    Looks like a plastic truss rod plug
    I vote mexican. I got 1 too...luv her
     

  10. Jjmichael1967

    Jjmichael1967 Strat-Talk Member

    22
    Jan 12, 2018
    Indiana
    Thanks! I just hope it works and plays well.
     
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  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    56
    500
    Dec 17, 2017
    Idaho
    Without seeing the SN its hard for me to tell. There are a bunch of guys in here that will tell you I'm sure..
     

  12. brians

    brians Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    48
    629
    Nov 28, 2016
    ZA
    Looks really nice, like the colour. It's cool, just a question for the group...should the trem springs not be on the outside hooks ?
     

  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Antisocial Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Just personal preference. I'm more worried that the whole guitar is back to front...
    Welcome to the forums @Jjmichael1967 :D
     
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  14. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France

  15. tery

    tery Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Welcome to Strat-Talk :)
     

  16. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Liverpool UK
    Hi and welcome to ST.
     

  17. Vjerilood

    Vjerilood Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    52
    864
    Jul 30, 2017
    USA
    Welcome from a fellow southpaw
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  18. Kdawg1966

    Kdawg1966 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    51
    10
    Jan 10, 2018
    Minnesota
    Welcome. I am a new member here as well. Looks like a nice specimen you picked up there! If you are a newbie to electrics, would highly recommend findings someone who is good at setting up the guitar. I've had guitars "off the shelf" that played terrible, but after a good setup were a joy to play. Congrats on the new axe. Let us know how it pans out.
     
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  19. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Strat-Talker

    Age:
    49
    387
    Jul 18, 2017
    Canton, Ohio

  20. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Strat-Talker

    Age:
    49
    387
    Jul 18, 2017
    Canton, Ohio
    Agreed. And then learn to set it up yourself.

    I can do NOTHING in the mechanical realm, but I learned to do my own set-ups. It's not too difficult, and it's pretty low-risk. Even I didn't screw anything up. I found some helpful videos on YT, and I also spent $60 to take a class from a local guitar tech.