Fiesta Red with Maple Finger Board

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Ian Ashdown, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. Belexes

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    Even if that is mint, I think that is a little too high. If it is mint and you can get for $700, then maybe.

    If you are not in a hurry, you can find mint ones for less. I got mine for under $700, it is mint.
     
  2. ZlurkCorzDog

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    This. If you like vintage specs. They can be had for around a half K. I'll add they are 7.25 radius as well as the skinny frets. These were my favorite before I decided to go mostly partscasters, based on the same specs.
     
  3. Ian Ashdown

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    I don’t think the overall condition could be described as mint, the corrosion alone prevents that. I do think the body and neck are in good condition though, but photos can be deceiving!

    Given that it’s not exactly what I’m looking for, I think I’m going to keep looking. Who knows, the GAS may pass!

    Ian
     
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    With fiesta red, I prefer the maple over rosewood as well. It just looks like it belongs. Or even better, a vintage tint maple
     
  5. Ian Ashdown

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    I’ve seen some very light maple necks recently and don’t think that would look good on a FR body. I’m totally with you, vintage tint, but not too dark, looks great!

    Ian
     
  6. Ian Ashdown

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    I liked the suggestion of the California Series Strat very much, but haven’t found the combination of Fiesta Red with Maple Fretboard yet.

    Talk about timing being everything: yesterday evening an email from Sweetwater promoting a discount on a Squier Classic Vibe in my color combination! The price was reasonable, I couldn’t help my self!

    I’ll keep looking for a California series, maybe in a different color . . .

    Ian
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    So you've ordered the CV?
     
  8. Ian Ashdown

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    I have! Should be here next Tuesday.
     
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    I thought we had a convention:
    candy apple red=rosewood
    fiesta red=maple
     
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  10. GuitarGeni

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    Vintage makes a nice one. I think the model is V6 something or other. I was looking at it before I bought my Fender Player. They have them on Reverb and I think they are less than $500 if I recall correctly. They have all Wilkinson hardware, pickups, etc. so no need to upgrade anything right away. I especially like the tint on the neck. Looks really nice, not too orange like some. Check it out, I think you'll really like it.
     
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    Congratulations! Those are amazing Strats--I think you'll be quite happy.
     
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    Just saw this before I read your post.
    Fender Stratocaster California Series 1997 Fiesta Red
    https://reverb.com/item/39871307-fe...iesta-red?utm_source=ios-app&utm_medium=share
     
  13. Ian Ashdown

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    Here are a few photos Sweetwater sent me. ECCBCC3E-0C4D-4F3D-8199-7B6FB0AC50D1.jpeg EF81EFBA-D2E9-43C9-B065-779296BD7E35.jpeg F32E382F-3058-4ADD-8743-9C37E2F9F291.jpeg
     

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    I absolutely love that one! I think once I wrap up two relatively straight-forward upgrades on my two Fenders, I'll buy one of those in that exact color. I'd order one tonight in fact, but it would distract me from following thru on the two Fenders I should make perfect first!
     
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