Finally, after 29 years of playing I got a legit Fender Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by misanthrope222001, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. rockon1

    rockon1 Strat-O-Master

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    Nice lookin strat! Congrats!
     
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  2. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Handsome Devil. ..
     
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  3. EC Strat

    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    I had to sell most of my gear this year bc wife lost her job and I had a pay reduction We’ve all been there!

    that’s a great guitar! Do you like the pickups?
     
  4. Dumpster Chicken

    Dumpster Chicken Strat-Talker

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    Sweet!
    Enjoy your new guitar.
     
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    Cyberi4n Strat-Talker

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    beautiful man! Love that fingerboard
     
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  6. mbonness

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    Agreed: the fingerboard looks great!
     
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  7. nausearockpig

    nausearockpig New Member!

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    Congratulations, she looks amazing! I’m happy you achieved your goal. Enjoy!
     
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  8. rbspql

    rbspql Strat-Talker

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    Hey! Nice to read your story! I feel close!
    I had always dreamed about having a real Fender Stratocaster since I was a kid. At a certain point I only got a cheap copy (the one in my avatar). Later I was able to afford a PRS Strat (EG4 bolt-on) for ridiculous money (I was working for the importer of the time) but I stopped playing in a band after a while. Like you said, I had other responsibilities. As a family man I didn't think about playing in a band again but at a certain point I lost my job and saw no future. I should have sold the PRS for mere money. Instead someone proposed me to join their cover band and I did! I sold the PRS and finally bought a Classic 50s MIM Strat. Now playing guitar has come back into my life, I have another job, still I can afford to have only one guitar. Other priorities... but we all keep rocking on!
    Welcome to Strat-talk!
     
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  9. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Senior Stratmaster

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    Hi @misanthrope222001 welcome to the forum (I think I can still say it despite the 4 years ;D)

    Clementine is just gorgeous (and the name is so right). FWIW I don't think Pau Ferro makes a difference to rosewood tonally. Aesthetically, yes, but the fretboard on your guitar is really beautiful.

    Enjoy! I am looking forward to seeing/hearing some samples of you playing!
     
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  10. Dabajoe

    Dabajoe Strat-Talk Member

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    I don't often like Pau Ferro, but I really like that one. Lots of character! That's a guitar you can keep forever.
     
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  11. Odyssey Io

    Odyssey Io Strat-Talk Member

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    My Player Tele had a ring on the G string behind the nut. I replaced the 2 string tree with a 3 string tree and it never happened again.
     
  12. Floopty Doo

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    Me too! Been playing since 1985 and just picked up my first Strat, which also means the first time working with single coils. :)

    Good luck!
     
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  13. RedbeardPete

    RedbeardPete New Member!

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    your new Strat looks awesome! congrats! I love the finish and the pau ferro fretboard looks amzing. I've heard people murmer about pau ferro but I don't understand why... just not what they're used to?
     
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  14. Greenway

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    Congratulations! Like any new guitar, it will need a few adjustments over time. Enjoy the moment. I’m happy for you!
     
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  15. van lifeson

    van lifeson Strat-Talk Member

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    FRIGGIN SWEET!!!
     
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  16. bf1024

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    Congratulations..beautiful Stratocaster. Enjoy it. It's the last guitar you will ever need.
     
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  17. buzzhead1954

    buzzhead1954 New Member! Silver Member

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    Congratulations! Good luck and enjoy!
     
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  18. Number1207

    Number1207 Strat-Talk Member

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    It looks lovely. PF has plenty of character, for me it works well with the burst. Now play her everyday and she'll just get better and better. These guitars last a lifetime with good treatment and they do become necessary companions over time... You can never be bored with a Strat glinting at you in the corner of the room!
     
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    That is a great feeling when you put it on and touch the neck and strings!
     
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  20. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats on the guitar. It took me 33 years of playing to get my first Strat in 2015. I don't have that one anymore but I do have two others.
     
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