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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Bazz Jass, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. G7guitarist

    G7guitarist New Member!

    8
    Feb 7, 2014
    New Zealand
    Mines a Nov 1963 and weighs exactly 3.4kg without whammy and back cover. 3T sunburst
     
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  2. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

    419
    Feb 27, 2012
    England
    CAR March 65 neck date.

    7lbs 13oz inc trem arm and ashtray.

    The one in the avatar. Never weighed it before!
     
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  3. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    That's pretty light, but of course you lose some weight without the trem block (around 13.23 Ounces)
    Still very light

    7 ounces less than the average I have for '54s...
    If I'm right, it was a refin? So possible it lost a little bit of weight during the process, but that's a very cool weight for a '54.


    Also, nice weight. On average the '55s weren't that much light weight compared to the general pre-cbs weight, but there are some really light ones and also some really heavy ones. The lightest I have on record is 6.63 lbs (no hardtails included in the equation)
     
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  4. Bopocaster

    Bopocaster Strat-Talker

    Age:
    54
    182
    Jan 8, 2017
    Seattle
    Aug 64 7lbs 7.7oz.
     
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  5. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Needs to go on a diet...maybe join a gym...

    so now that I've your attention, D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. ... what's it mean?

    Also, did I see that you've moved?
     
  6. McPhaul

    McPhaul Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    50
    26
    Feb 11, 2018
    Atlanta
    Yes, she's been refinished at least twice.
     
  7. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA... you'll (probably) get a kick outta this answer!
     
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  8. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Right behind you...
    Do I look like I give a f___?

    Yep. Now in the Valley of the Sun.
     
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  9. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Oh...dilligaf...got it!

    I'm sorry to hear that you've given up your ranch. But I imagine strangers using your drive as a place to dump rubbish won't miss the odd .308 hitting the dirt several yards from them.

    Did you take up skiing? Like in Idaho? As in Sun Valley...where Bruce Willis blows on a harp and Dirty Harry can be found alternating between drums and piano in a certain bar in Ketchum?

    Sorry, it's the only Valley of the Sun anywhere near me...being so far north and all...

    I hope your new digs are home.
     
  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Right behind you...
    AZ.

    It's nice to not have to wear a gun when I go outside. ;)

    I miss that Remington a bit though.
     
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  11. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Arizona is nice too.

    Was once told that the fellow wearing the strange golf beanie and really odd knickers while pulling a (golf) club bag really was Alice Cooper. I understand he has a nasty short game.
     
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  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Right behind you...
    Saw him the other night with the Hollywood Vampires. Still brings it. :)
     
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  13. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    I loved Arizona on my trips to the US. Of course as a tourist I only got to see some Parcs and landmarks. But sunny it was... And beautifully desolate in some places. I hope you feel at home at your new place.

    Never noticed anyone carrying a gun though. Luckily, because I wouldn't feel safe. But that's no debate for here. Wouldn't life be so much nicer if everyone just carried an instrument.
     
  14. fezz parka

    fezz parka Do you Reach? Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Apr 21, 2011
    Right behind you...
    It's an open carry state.

    Where I was in New Mexico, I was off-grid. 26 miles from the nearest paved road, and 45 miles from the nearest town. Out there, the only thing that stands between you and bad actors is the firearm on your hip. Had one home invasion attempt. Luckily , I had my .45. If I didn't, I'd be dead right now. ;)
     
  15. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    So, still the Wild West...

    I remember taking a wrong turn close to Tuba City and ending up in an Indian Reserve with my rented SUV. My wife and I didn't feel that save because of the looks we got, but a part from that, never had any sense of insecurity...
    The only thing we were scared of was running flat in the middle of nowhere with temperatures around 100°F
     
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  16. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    Back on topic, average weight for pre-cbs Strats measured on 172 guitars is 3449gr. or 7lb 9.6oz (this does not include any data shared here)

    3448gr. or 7lb 9.6oz for 51 Ash guitars
    3421gr. or 7lb 8.6oz for 121 Alder guitars

    I think Bazz will share more once he's done his magic on the numbers...
     
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  17. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    It can do that to you. I still do.
    The fellows who coerced me out of medical imaging and into music all hailed from Phoenix. It's a beautiful part of the planet. I don't care much for Phoenix though...but out in the desert or up north...

    a person could get lost in the wonderment.
     
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  18. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    I can't say I know AZ very good, but of what I've seen it was beautiful. Coming from Western-Europe it's of course a completely different scenery.
    Last time was already in 2009, and travelled 4 weeks across CA->AZ->UT->NV->CA, mostly to National Parks and landmarks. Only three cities of which we fled one (LV)
    Wat struck me the most is how the scenery can change so suddenly over a couple of miles and how desolate some places can be.
     
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  19. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Strat-Talk Supporter

    Nov 19, 2014
    Up a lazy river
    Spoiler alert....

    There goes the punchline :rolleyes:

    Thanks again @Mipstoo for the years worth of data!
     
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  20. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    I was hoping you'd get more into detail :p
    Year per year, evolution...
     
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