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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by MohnJayer1, Mar 22, 2019.
Get an EJ strat. Hands down the best new strat that money can buy.
I just ordered a CS strat through a big retailer in Europe (Thomann).
You can basically ask exactly what guitar you want. I did a bit of a Frankenstein:
- Fender 1955 Strat Fiesta Red NOS
- selected two piece ash body
- one piece AAA grade birdseye maple neck
- modern "C" neck shape, 9,5" radius, 21 6105 frets
- 3x handwound FAT50s singlecoil pickups
- 3-ply mint green pickguard
- 5-way pickup selector, modern strat wiring, vintge modified #1 circuit
- vintage style tremolo
- Kluson style tuner
- nickel/chrome hardware
So basically, it will be a vintage body and neck (ash body, neck with the round button tree thingy, dot inlays in some stuff they used back then), with hand wound fat 50s and all original hardware.
I did ask for a more modern neck, as I can't really deal with vintage frets or neck radius.
Bottom line... If you know more or less what you are looking for, pick a base model and build your options from there.
In saying this... I didn't want just one more guitar! I wanted a guitar to mark my 40th anniversary. If not, I would probably go for a second hand one or one already available in a store. But... couldn't be more happy with my decision! Life is too short...
Also... I have to wait 8 (EIGHT) months!
welcome to the forum. through repeated beatings and torture most of the guys here are Happy to say my guitars are the best.
Welcome! You should check out Long & McQuade they are in Canada and ship. I have experienced no problems with them including returning a guitar and money refunded.