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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by jayenh, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. jayenh

    jayenh New Member!

    Jan 6, 2019
    Hi all, new to the forum and thought I'd start by sharing my newest edition (and my first Strat), it's a MiM Classic 60's Lacquer with Pau Ferro fingerboard in 3 colour burst.

    I spent a lot of time lurking on this forum and looking through old threads about this particular guitar before going ahead with the purchase, so figured I'd sign up and contribute.

    Here she is:

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
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  2. shovelmike

    shovelmike Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 26, 2013
    Very nice, happy NGD and welcome to the forum.
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  3. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

    A flippin’ beautiful strat it is. Total classic. Welcome and HNGD!!
  4. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

    Jan 1, 2019
    Looks awesome. Welcome to the forum. Lots of good people on here. I bet it sounds nice. Happy ngd to you:D
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  5. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Nice one! Enjoy those Strat tones!!
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  6. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    Great pick, Congrats!
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  7. jayenh

    jayenh New Member!

    Jan 6, 2019
    Thanks all :) She does sound rather nice. I'm pretty new to this, I just run through a Marshall MG practice amp but it sounds great to me.
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  8. Cerb

    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    Welcome and Happy New Guitar Day!

    Skickat från min CLT-L29 via Tapatalk
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  9. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-O-Master

    Happy NGD! That's a nice subtle-looking burst. Beautiful.
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  10. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014


    So new it's still got the trem hole tape :)
    Word of caution since this is your first Strat, down in that hole could be a little trem spring that will fall out (hence the tape cover). You will find it on the floor sometime and wonder where did that come from? Or the vacuum finds it and you think some kid spilled a Cherri-o.

    Since I usually block or deck my trems, if I have that spring (I buy used most often) I will take the trem arm to the hardware store and find the same thread machine bolt and use that to fill the hole. If you get a cap head screw you can use your fingers to put it in and swap with the trem arm if you use the trem.

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  11. dbolt

    dbolt Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 17, 2014
    Welcome, nice burst.
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  12. jayenh

    jayenh New Member!

    Jan 6, 2019

    Hmm, looks like I might have to have a little hunt when I get home. I removed the tape and thought nothing of it. Thanks for the heads up.
  13. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 17, 2017
    In the shop...
    Beautiful guitar, welcome in.
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  14. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 6, 2016
    I played one of those exactly like that a couple years back at GC when I was poking around looking at 50s style Strats. She played really, really well, felt great in the hands, and is one of the few guitars I regret not buying on the spot.
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  15. El_Pistolero

    El_Pistolero Strat-Talker

    Nov 27, 2015
    North Carolina
    Every bit of that guitar is lovely. Enjoy and welcome to the forum.
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  16. tstone2

    tstone2 Strat-Talker

    Nice and Welcome !
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  17. Loleary

    Loleary Strat-Talk Member

    Dec 1, 2018
    Serious guitar! I think my next strat is going to be a 60s style one
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  18. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Strat-O-Master

    Nov 6, 2018
    Vancouver, Canada
    Nice guitar! Happy New Guitar Day! That’s a beauty!

    I just acquired a lacquered Strat recently and I’ve got to say, I do like the feel of the lacquer. It really has a different tactile feel to it.
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  19. waylonfan42

    waylonfan42 Strat-Talk Member

    Nov 26, 2016
    Wilmington, Il.
    Very nice & welcome to the forum.
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  20. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Strat-Talker

    Apr 9, 2015
    That's a good looking strat.

    Hello and welcome.
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