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Sunburst Strats/Teles with gold hardware?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by mikej89, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. mikej89

    mikej89 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    28
    867
    May 12, 2016
    River Falls, WI
    Anyone else love this combination? So classy looking :cool:. If you've got one lets see it!
     
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  2. SAguitar

    SAguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 28, 2014
    Oregon
    While I can see the attraction, it's not for me! All my Strats and Teles proudly carry chrome for their metal parts.
     
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  3. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    Nah I don't like gold hardware, Fenders are a working mans guitar not a show pony...
     
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  4. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter


  5. liltimmy

    liltimmy Senior Stratmaster

    Gold hardware hasn't been popular for many years now. That is why I like it. I mix the two.

    My turquoise strat=gold tuners, chrome trem. Whatever is cheap and available. All that matters is the idiot playing it.:)
     
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  6. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member

    Apr 14, 2015
    In a house

  7. Mr. Lumbergh

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

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    I have to say, if by "classy" you mean "gaudy," then I agree.
    I'll take chrome please.
     

  8. mikej89

    mikej89 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    28
    867
    May 12, 2016
    River Falls, WI
    Here's a beauty; 1998 collector's edition Tele with gold hardware and abalone fret markers. Just my style, not too overly done but has that something extra.

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  9. mikej89

    mikej89 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    28
    867
    May 12, 2016
    River Falls, WI
    If you think JUST gold hardware is obnoxious than you must really dislike ultra figured top, flashy pickguard, ultra figured neck builds...
     

  10. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    come on Lumberg you know you love gold


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  11. Mr. Lumbergh

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

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    It depends on the figured top, pg, and figured neck. I like a lot of those. But I do not like gold hardware, and they are not the same thing.
    Love me some Gretschies. Hate the fact that so many of the new models have gold hardware. There's an Electro in Cadillac Green that would look so great, and trigger massive GAS, if not for the gold hardware. It would be so much classier in chrome.

    I do not like gold hardware. I do not like it in a box. I do not like it with a fox. I do not like it here nor there. I do not like it anywhere.
    And I do not apologize for it.
     

  12. The Strat Dude

    The Strat Dude Duderino Strat-Talk Supporter

    Whatever are you trying to say there, Sam I am
     

  13. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Certified Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 21, 2010
    In my own little world
    Gold soon looks meh, most chrome looks cheap, nickel looks best. :)
     
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  14. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 8, 2013
    Preston UK
    My special edition 1973
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  15. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    Depends on the guitar, but yeah I enjoy gold hardware at times. As usual though it's not something I think on much as long as they play well, but its a nice look. golden.jpg
     

  16. Mad Stratter

    Mad Stratter Strat-Talker

    Age:
    36
    202
    Aug 10, 2016
    Scotland
    Why is the whammy bar at top? Hendrix inspired ?
     

  17. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jun 22, 2014
    The Shed
    The lefty trem was just one of the unique mods that had been done to SRV's #1, so it's often done on replicas of his classic instrument.

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  18. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    57
    Mar 5, 2016
    England
    I had gold hardware on my old Yamaha SG, the guitar was in lovely condition when I bought it apart from the tailpiece, which was a bit pitted. So I'm not a fan.

    I have gold-coloured frets on my JV Strat, but I expect them to last rather longer than gold-plated hardware.
     

  19. Crossroads

    Crossroads Strat-Talker

    137
    Sep 16, 2013
    Madison, WI
    60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition:

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    I recently put in a Shawbucker and fat '50s pick ups:

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  20. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    I've got gold hardware on my Squier CV50s, and although it looks OK for now. Gold tarnishes badly in my experience.