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NGD --- oh what have I done!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by NewStrings, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. NewStrings

    NewStrings Strat-Talk Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yeah, sometime I think I must be a bit on the crazy side, but today, I did what I thought would have be unthinkable only a few months ago. What did I do? Traded in my precious Les Paul Gold Top Classic with Bigsby for a brand new American Professional Strat. REALLY tough decision but at the end of the day, there were two big factors that made me pull the trigger: (1) playability --- the neck felt so good in my hands that it felt as an extension of my wrist!!! (2) sound --- I love these pickups, they just do it for me. I guess if there was a third thing --- the burst was beautiful and I loved the look of the maple neck. As much as loved my Les Paul, it also weighted a ton, that too was a deciding factor. It just wasn't as comfortable to play. I am 62 years old, comfort is very important to me, no matter how good it sounds, I just couldn't play it for any extensive periods of time. So, it's official, I am now a Strat and Tele guy as that is all I own for electrics (I guess I should mention I have an Epiphone ES339 which is my lap guitar when I watch TV)

    So, here the pics I took with my phone, better ones will follow. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

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  2. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

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    HNG Day! That's a beautiful strat!
     
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  3. gutshank

    gutshank Strat-Talk Member

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    HNGD! Nice grain on that fretboard. What a pretty guitar.

    You can't beat a strat when it comes to comfort. Especially when you compare it with a LP.
     
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  4. Martins Strat

    Martins Strat Strat-Talker

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    That’s a big move to make, sounds like you made the choice for the right reasons though. That’s a beautiful guitar too, hope you enjoy it for years to come.

    I also sold my LP to buy my AV Strat. I’ve always been a Strat guy though, the LP was the anomaly, I just couldn’t bond with it.
     
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  5. gofmusic

    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    In love with that neck grain here! HNGD!

    Sorry u had to let your LP with bigsby go tho.
     
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  6. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD! What a beautiful Strat!
     
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  7. problem-child

    problem-child Senior Stratmaster

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    Beauty! HNGD. I sold of my LPs years ago... you won't miss them much.
     
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  8. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice!!!
     
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  9. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congrats lovely Strat
     
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  10. Fairlane 63

    Fairlane 63 Strat-Talker

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    That thing bad ass. Play it in good health!
     
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  11. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

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    Great looking Strat, Congrats!
     
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  12. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    Congratulations on a fine looking and quality Strat...the American Pro series are great!!
     
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  13. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    Nothing wrong!!!! Enjoy
     
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  14. Cobra

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    She is a beauty for sure!
     
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  15. NewStrings

    NewStrings Strat-Talk Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks everyone for the congratulatory comments and likes, I am in Heaven you might say!!! Shoot me if I ever decide to sell this guitar, then I know there must me something wrong with me!!! Tonight, me and Strat are going to get better acquainted and spend some quality time plugged in to the pedal board and my Blues Deluxe reissue. I did do the string change and took a few quality pics of my baby as well. Click, and double click on the thumbnails if you want to see them super large. Thanks again!!

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  16. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

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  17. Stratbats

    Stratbats Strat-O-Master

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    Beautiful guitar!!
     
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  18. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nothing wrong with a great feeling and playing Strat.
    If it makes you feel good playing it all the power to you.
    Congrats and enjoy!

    Life is good,
    Robin
     
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  19. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

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    Great strat!!!
     
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  20. Mr Hockey

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    Great looking Strat. Enjoy and have some fun!! :D
     
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