Help me find this guitar if it exists.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by edsdds, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. edsdds

    edsdds Strat-Talker

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    Without getting into a custom shop or stuff that is close to $1,000 I hope. Here is what I am looking for

    Daphne Blue, Sonic Blue, Surf Green etc

    Rosewood board with modern C and 9.5" Radius

    Prefer vintage tuners and bridge

    The pickups I am not too worried about because I can always upgrade them.

    I would prefer it be better than a Squier as I already have that in a frankenstrat.

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Yogi

    Yogi Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    probably not going to get all those specs together. There were limited edition American standards in those colors but they won't have vintage tuners or bridge. The new American special comes in sonic blue and has all the specs you want except vintage tuners
     

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  3. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I doubt if you'll get them all together either. There was (briefly) a 62RI & later an AV59 in Sonic, both with 7.25". Or there's a Classic Player in Sonic with a 12" board & bigger frets. Vintage tuners but 2 post bridge. If 9.5" radius is the most important thing for you, the American Standard is your best bet, but you have to compromise on the vintage style bridge & tuners.
     
  4. ashcastermetal

    ashcastermetal Senior Stratmaster

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    The only way is to build it, Allparts makes a 10" radius rosewood neck, 21 frets. Mighty Mite makes a finished body in daphne blue and you can choose any hardware you'd want.
     
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    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster

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    That American Special also comes in Surf Green, but I think only with maple fretboard. You can probably get one for under $900 without too much trouble, and that's a brand-new US Fender. Beats a Partscaster any day in my book.
     
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    gvaldez216 Senior Stratmaster

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    If you're not in a rush. Check Warmoth "Screaming Deals" tab on bodies an necks. I cant tell you how many very nice guitars I have built with the pickups I wanted for <$1000
     
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    Strat-Slinger Senior Stratmaster

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    Have to agree about the American Special... has everything you're looking for.

    Something to consider:
    If paying full freight up front is a problem you may want to look into the payment plans with the online dealers like SweetWater and Zzounds. I've worked with both of those suppliers and have always had a great experience with them.
    Good Luck!
     
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    ashcastermetal Senior Stratmaster

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  9. edsdds

    edsdds Strat-Talker

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    Well it's not really an issue of can't afford it just don't want to spend that much lol.

    I have the partsocaster version already just wanted something stock for a change. This is a cv neck vm body gfs bridge and vintage noiseless pickups.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1444438831.033824.jpg
     
  10. BabylonSlim

    BabylonSlim Strat-Talk Member

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    Surf Green MIJ Pawnshop '72. I think it has everything you're asking for. They were only made in 2012 though, good luck finding one, and no you can't have mine. :D
     
  11. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    How about a Classic Player's 60s Strat as the base, and then simply swap out whatever spec doesn't quite meet your requirement?
     
  12. fezz parka

    fezz parka Duke of DILLIGAF Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Back in '03, there was the FSR MIM Vintage Player. Basically a 60's Strat, Texas Specials, 9.5 radius. I had one in Aztec Gold. Here's a pic I found of the Sonic Blue one:

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  13. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    Very interesting! Did it have vintage frets, or medium-jumbo?

     
  14. fezz parka

    fezz parka Duke of DILLIGAF Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'd say medium jumbo.