American Original ‘60s Stratocaster Review and Wonderings and NGD

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by madhermit, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. madhermit

    madhermit Strat-Talk Member

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    Nice! Not too many used ones around that I could find. How much?
     
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    BlueCajun Senior Stratmaster

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    PM sent!
     
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    This is good insight. I've owned a 64 AV Tele for a few years, and remember playing both a 65 AV Strat and 65 AV Jazzmaster. I thought Fender did really well with that 2012-2017 lineup. So now that I'm in the market for a Strat, I'm debating bewteen buying a new/used AO 60's or finding a used 65 AV. I'll likely try a new AO 60's first since it's returnable.
     
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  4. madhermit

    madhermit Strat-Talk Member

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    I’m still very happy with mine. I’m not worried about being caught up in it being true to the vintage specs. The most important thing is it sounds great and plays great. I love the pickups too. Very different from any others I have played. No ice pick, but still clear and stratty.
     
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    I am the happy owner of a 60's olympic white.
    Great craftsmanship, the playing feeling is very nice, although the neck is still a bit sticky, I assume due to the nitro finishing.
    The pickups are very nice, still I prefer the tone I get now that I have installed 57/62 pickups. The dirty sound is not as singing, but the clean is more delicate to my ears...
     
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    I have a 50 AO tele. Sold my other tele after I got it. Love it.
     
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    I have a Squier Classic Vibe tele that I upgraded the electronics in and also added Fender ‘51 Nocaster pickups. I am in love with those pickups. Any idea how the Original 50s tele pickups compare?
     
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    Here’s a better picture.

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    Not sure. From what I can tell nocaster and broadcaster pickups tend to be a little hotter. (Higher DC resistances especially in the bridge) but I’m no expert. Just reading specs. A3 magnets. Same as AO pickups. Really like the stock AO pickups.
     
  10. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Senior Stratmaster

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    I've been lucky enough to have collected all of the AVRI Strats, as well as a new Pro model. From what I can tell, the Original line is the same quality as the AVRI models, but with a mix of vintage specs. So it should be fine.
    But, in diffence of the Pro, those are higher output pickups, and so they respond well to the tone controls. That took some getting used to, but now I'm getting some real Strat tones out of it.
     
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    Dare1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Well yours is beautiful and I've been dying for a telecaster lately....
     
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    Hi, would you consider the Original series to be superior (quality wise) to the professionals?
     
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    In what way? What specifically would constitute "superior" quality..

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