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ANY AMERICAN ORIGINAL SERIES 60'S STRATOCASTER OWNERS OUT THERE?

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  1. Ditchgator

    Ditchgator Strat-Talker

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    Been getting ready to pull the trigger on the Olympic White/Rosewood Stratocaster.
    The only thing that doesn't appeal to me is the truss rod adjustment at the heel.
    That's not enough to dissuade me from buying.
    Haven't heard a lot about it from those of you that have one or had one.
    After the deal is done, a review will be forthcoming.
    Sure is a beautiful guitar. Always wanted the Oly Wht /Rosewood with the 9.5 radius fretboard.
    Guess this is the one and the time.
    Thanks for any input from those that know this guitar.
     
  2. TomH8

    TomH8 Senior Stratmaster

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    Do it. Don’t have one, but have plenty truss rod at the heel guitars and it will annoy you a lot less then you would think.
     
  3. BlueCajun

    BlueCajun Senior Stratmaster

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    Not yet but I've been lusting for one. I do have an American Original 60s Tele and used to own a 65 AVRI Strat. The necks were very similar (and about perfect for me), and I expect the AO 60s Strat would be about the same. LOVE the Tele and loved the Strat as well. It's the one guitar I wish I had never sold. I think you're going to love yours.
     
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    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

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    All of my AVRI models have the truss rod adjustment at the body end. It's not that difficult to handle. You on;y have to loosen the bolts far enough to tilt the neck about a half inch to get to the rod adjuster. I just loosen the strings enough for that little tilt and I'm done with it. 10 minutes top.
     
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  5. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Realize this, the truss rod is usually a set it and forget it sort of thing. Unless you jump around from string gauge to gauge, or stainless to nickel all the time the rod gets set up and left alone.
    R
     
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  6. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Senior Stratmaster

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    I came very very close to buying one. I still want it. I would go and play the America Professional too though its also very good and the OG 50's too, its got the best pickups.
     
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    I’ve got the 50’s I am digging it
    Although I changed the pups
    Adjustment at the heel is annoying but it’s been the way people
    Rolled for decades
     
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  8. diverse379

    diverse379 Strat-Talker

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    I’ll
    Be honest if I didn’t have two 60,s guitars with cs69’s
    I would have gone for the og60’s
    Play it first through if possible
     
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    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    I have played several since they came out and they are great guitars...if I were shopping I'd go for the white 60s Strat.It's a bit like the discontinued Hot Rod 62 from a few years ago with reissue body and chunky neck only now with the PV65 pickups.
     
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  10. Ditchgator

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    Hope to take pics that do it justice.
    The mint guard against the oly white is unlike anything else.
    Glad to know those of you that have one or have played them are as into this guitar as much as I am.
    Good to know, and thanks for your feedback. 1st of the month it will be mine.:cool::thumb:
     
  11. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Strat-Talk Member

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    I set out about a year ago to buy the 60's Original and though I really liked it I came home with an Olympic white American Pro. When I played them side by side I couldn't justify the extra money. I like the Pros neck a lot. All that said I will probably pick up a 60's Original one of these days, they are nice.
     
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  12. Ditchgator

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    Man...pulled the trigger last Monday.
    Thought hard and long on this and decided that mods wouldn't need to be done on the Original series if I went with the Professional Series instead!
    So, tomorrow my new Pro series in Oly white w/rosewood fretboard is scheduled for delivery.
    Always been comfortable with the vintage trem and hopefully will not be disappointed with the tuning stability of the 2 point system.
    NEVER had a problem with the vintage trem system going out of tune.
    Always had the trem set for a halftime on the "B" string. No tuning issues at all.
    Will take ALL measurements on the Pro before adjustments of any kind that may need to be made after new different guage strings are installed.
    Photos and review coming. :thumb::cool:
     
  13. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    LOL!, ya, Stew-Mac is not exactly the best for limited budgets.
    The paint can key does work, but the Tele tool has the other end on a 45, which helps working around the strings and body top.
     
  16. jostan

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    I love my 60s AO strat...
     
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    I did the same thig you did last year as the price difference was quite important here in Europe. Now prices on the AO's have gone down and I must admit that I regret my impatience !
     
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    I had decided they were just too expensive. Finding a great deal on a like-new 2019 Candy Apple Red AO60s pushed me over the edge. I was a little disappointed at first by the factory fretwork (or lack thereof), but after a pro setup I love it!

    The American Pro neck feels good too, but I like the wider vintage bridge, nitro finish, and pickups on the AO.
     
  19. sgarnett

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    I bought mine on Reverb though. If I had purchased directly from a local shop, the setup would have been included in the deal.
     
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    They really need to do away with that "feature". I mean, really.
     
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