Any love for a MIJ reissue

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  1. Shockmaster

    Shockmaster Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    Just picked up a 1997 MIJ shell pink ‘57 reissue in near mint condition. Bought it from the original owner locally. Just brought it to my tech who informed me it’s a “girls color”. Which I’m very okay with. A pink guitar was never on my radar but I actually really love that color and the neck profile. The patina of the guitar is also a beautiful orange tone. Let me know what you guys think!
     

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  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It's a nice guitar. Your tech is a twit.
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    That looks great! Congratulations.

    In addition to being a twit your tech obviously has a small... Trem bar...
     
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    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    That is too cool...love it....congrats and enjoy.
     
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    dublindave8456 Strat-O-Master

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    more salmon than pink............lol
     
  6. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    That looks really nice!!! Aged really well.

    BTW that's not pink...This is pink! LOL

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  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    This is
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    guess which is which?
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Are you Pink? or the whiskyman? I know for sure about the Guiness Gussler
     
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    CFFF Strat-Talker

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    That is beautiful. :)
     
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  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I should know better...:p
     
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    Blue Beagle Senior Stratmaster

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    That is beautiful. It'd go perfectly with my Shell Pink Player Strat!
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Kestrel Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    I love MIJ Strats, I never have to do anything to them, not often see e'm in my workshop, if I only repair MIJ strats I could retire.
     
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    apm1991 Senior Stratmaster

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    I wonder what your tech would say if I brought this in:

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    Kestrel Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    I could get it to play beautiful, have to change the colour though.
     
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    Shockmaster Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    I had a 1986 MIJ Strat contemporary that player amazingly. The tech said the same thing, not much had to be done to it in its lifetime with me. The only thing I didn’t like was that kahler trem and locking nut. I sold it, and someone surprisingly paid me $1500 for it. I paid $190 for it 3 years before I sold it. If it wasn’t for that trem, I wouldn’t have sold it. Been searching for the right Japanese strat since. And I finally found it!
     
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    Kestrel Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Never a fan of Kahler, they worked but I could never find spares for my clients, they never worn out, guitarist's just seemed to loose bits. Matsumoku used them a lot and were popular, not so in your face as floyd Rose.
     
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    Rob Moreno Strat-O-Master

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    Any love? Yes, lots and lots of love! IMG_0448.jpg
     
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    Congrats! One of the best sounding Strats from a pedal demo I've ever heard was a stock 80's MIJ.
     
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    CyFan4036 Senior Stratmaster

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    Very nice! My next Strat might just be a shell pink with a roasted neck.
     
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