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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by nielsdekerpel, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. scott223

    scott223 Senior Stratmaster

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    Pretty guitar. One thing that caught my eye is the bridge saddles appear to be cranked up. Yet the strings look really close to the frets. Also the few frets I see in the pic look worn flat. Could be nothing. Could be time for a fret job. I wouldn't pull the trigger unless I could inspect it for myself. At the very least pay a tech to look if you can't do it yourself.
     
  2. Rockape

    Rockape Most Honored Senior Member

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    My 70's MIM Classic is like that.
     
  3. Rastus

    Rastus Senior Stratmaster

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    Hey people,

    1973 was a great year for many number of reasons, not least of which was all the GREAT MUSIC that was comming out, so why not go for a Stratocaster of that vintage ? Just the fact that Pink Floyd released The Dark Side of the Moon would be reason enough for me to want a Stratocaster of that vintage ! That's why I own 3 of them !!!
    A good guitar is a good guitar, & a lemon a lemon period. If all your interested in is the resale value of this guitar, then your missing the whole point of ownership, & don't deserve to acquire it. Guitars were made to make music with, not necessarily money.

    Cheers,

    Rastus
     
  4. nielsdekerpel

    nielsdekerpel Strat-Talk Member

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    Didn't notice that to be honest according to the pics. Why do you think the saddles are cranked up and the strings to close,to the frets? I can't see those things you mention :s

    Anyways I'm going to meet the owner 2morow so I'll keep you guys posted ;)
     
  5. nielsdekerpel

    nielsdekerpel Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi guys! I bought the guitar yesterday and it's a real beauty!:)
    thank you guys for all the advice and comments I really appreciate it!


    Thanks guys!!!!!
     
  6. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congrats and enjoy!
    Great looking guitar, hope it sounds great as well.
    Neck built on Friday, Feb. 13th, 1976, year of the fire dragon and it is an aquarius xD

    All the best,
    Robin
     
  7. softwarejanitor

    softwarejanitor Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm glad you are happy. Sometimes patience pays off, and I think maybe you ended up with the right guitar where the ones you had looked at previously probably weren't it. This one really did look head and shoulders above the others.
     
  8. Danmax

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    Hey, this reply is to an old post. If you did end up buying that Strat I'd certainly like to know & maybe see it. I was bidding on a 76 Strat on goodwill.com & it ended up selling for $1,473.50. So yep, the price that guy offered to sell it to you at was extremely cheap. I thought that a 73 in good condition was at least double that price, unless he removed all the original pickups & controls sice they would be worth about that price on the market here in the states. Cool story anyways. Dan

    ****Edited Section Added: I just noticed that there were 3 pages of replies to your posting & that you did buy it. So cool & it's a great looking guitar. CBS wasn't the best company in the world to own a guitar company but the 1970's Strat's I've seen & heard sound good. I have 3-70's era Strat bodies now & I'm slowly working on them.****
     
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  9. miveli

    miveli Strat-Talk Member

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    I have missed pictures and price that you have paid?
     
  10. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    I think (unless I missed it) a NGD thread with pics is in order!!!

    I drool over '70's Strats. I love the big head stock and bullet truss rod. And, being born in '73 myself ~ that's a year I'd love to own myself!

    I bought a (then) new MIJ '72 reissue in the early '90's.....the "Time Machine" series. I really, really regret selling it.
     
  11. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The thread is 6 years old.
     
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  12. SurfsUp

    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Well would ya look at that. lol

    Ok, I'm not yet done my morning coffee.....I'll catch up when I wake up

    :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'd show you a pic of mine though ;)
     
  14. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    So, could this ‘use up whatever the hell we’ve got on the shelf’ approach perhaps account for the pick guard? Possibly just one Fender had and decided it wouldn’t matter about the truss rod adjustment cut out?

    Just read this is a very old thread?
     
  15. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yep, and the OP has not been on here since 2014.
     
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