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  1. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo Strat-Talker

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    Anyone have any opinions on these Strats? I played one the other day and was very impressed with the sound and feel. They are a little pricey, but I'm seriously considering trying to wrangle a trade for one. It's the best sounding Strat that I have played to date.
     
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  2. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    I think that the EJ strat is the best production strat out there. Got 4 of them but still not the thinline model. Still grasping at a strat with an "f" hole. The vintage white one does look nice.
     
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  3. Bangdapoontwang

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    Do it. Amazing. Just something about the sum of its parts. All the little things that make it what it is... good soup.
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks nice with that PG
     
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  5. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Thinline EJ strats do not last in stores.... why? because they are light, resonate beautifully, play beautifully and look awesome. oh yeah - they sound frickin amazing too. possibly fenders best pickups ever..
     
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  6. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    Can't stop looking at this combo
    Ordered the PG will work on the guitar next
     
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  7. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    I love mine. I also had the Rosewood board EJ but ended up selling it due to the fact that I much preferred the thinline. I got mine April a year ago right after they came out and have not even looked at another Strat since. IMO the EJ's are the best standard production Strat Fender makes and both of mine were as good in fit, finish and tone as the two Custom Shops I have owned.
     
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    That pickguard is perfect on that.
     
  9. Buster Jingles

    Buster Jingles Strat-Talk Member

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    Iv never tried the thinline but the EJ strats are fantastic. Probably the only brand new strats that feel good. When you play a really nice guitar you dont want to put it down. Sometimes its nothing specific, the guitar just feels right. The EJ's have that.
     
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    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    The whole EJ line of Strats are great guitars and these recent thinline ones follow that standard of quality.I strummed a few thinline ones in stores and quickly recognised their greatness.I don't think the F hole makes as much a difference when compared to a thinline Tele which has a larger and blockier body so there is more acoustic resonance but the F hole still influences the acoustic voice of these Strats.It is not a model I would buy because visually I'm pretty traditional about Strats but it's cool that Fender offers such a model and it seems to have it's fans.
     
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  11. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster

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    I’m not a fan of the flat board and like scuxzy beat up looking guitars (matches me!!) but I had a mess about with one that was for sale locally and the fit and finish was top notch. If i was ever after a modern take on a strat this would’ve been right up there on the shortlist...
     
  12. BobbyS

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    ok everyone, show us your Johnson's
     
  13. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    Any opportunity that presents itself and it’s out :D

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    It’s not a thinline but it’s ruined me for other Strats. The 12” radius doesn’t feel particularly wide because of the soft-v neck. The pickups are killer. The best sounding Strat I’ve ever played.

    To the OP, you can’t go wrong. Just buy it.
     
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    Ok I'll play 20190326_065023.jpg
     
  15. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Here is my Thinline and the Rosewood before I sold it.

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    Here's another Johnson for you.... A beautiful EJ Strat handing on the front of the rack at Austin Vintage Guitars. Thanks to @sonny wolf for letting me know about this place.
    This particular blue colour is fantastic, almost a turquoise. And the binding on the neck is an awesome compliment.
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  17. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yep, It is Turquoise. It’s called tropical turquoise. I owned one till I sold it in January. See my post above yours. The volume,or changes from bright blue in brighter light to a flat looking blue in low light.
     
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    I think the EJ Strats are amazing. The ones with the bound rosewood fingerboard really make me want one.

    And throw in one of the Thinkines for me. Lol
     
  19. Blackmore Fan

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    I'd love an EJ in the obscure color of Palomino Brown (Which came with a rosewood neck) mated with an EJ maple neck. THAT would be absolutely beautiful!
     
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  20. johnnywizzo

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    Am I wrong, or does it not indicate "made in USA" on these guitars?
     
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