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Help me to identify the truth about this strat ???

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mr_K, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. Uncle Salty

    Uncle Salty Strat-Talk Member

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    If it is a 1965 style there would be not be a plug.
     
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    WHAT?? Vintage style Fender necks with rosewood fretboard have no skunk stripe, no plug or anything showing at the headstock, and adjust at the heel....it's 100% normal and I'm shocked you wouldn't know this....
     
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  3. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Happy new guitar day and I am glad this turned out well.
     
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  4. Jethro1972

    Jethro1972 Talentless Hack Silver Member

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    Enjoy your new guitar!
     
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  5. Mr_K

    Mr_K Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you all for your valuable advice. The guitar sounds good, I think the neck needs to be hollowed out a bit and still optimize the height of the strings. I found the typical sound of the five positions of the strat ... but it is far from sounding like the original 61 slab that I tried a month ago (magic guitar on the serious pickup and a neck to die for) . This 65 is still a very good custom shop. The only problem I have is that the previous owner was a very heavy smoker ... and the guitar smells of nicotine all over my fingers ... and yet I cleaned it three times with disinfectant wipes .
     
  6. Nick L Plate

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    Good move. Congratulations. I would have bought it, too -- depending on price, of course. The important elements were all evident; some of the claims can't really be vberified, but unless you're payng big bucks for the backstory, who cares, really... An older CS is a classic build like that is a really fine thing. That's a terrific guitar and I'm glad it worked out well for you.
     
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  7. CAR63

    CAR63 Strat-Talker

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    Congratulations on a great looking Strat ! As for the smell , I bought a Strat body on Ebay years ago that also had a strong smoke odor . It took over a year for it to finally dissipate !! This was 10years ago and if you get real close there is still a faint odor . Hope yours works out better !!
     
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  8. JDRNoPro

    JDRNoPro Strat-Talk Member

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    You might try cleaning entire guitar several times with naptha. Naptha will not damage nitro finish.
     
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  9. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hi, @Mr_K
    Happy Custom Shop Strat Day !!
    Just a head's up, disinfectant wipes are not safe for nitro finish
     
  10. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Coffee beans in a sachet in the case should suck the smell out.
     
  11. Paignton boy

    Paignton boy Strat-Talk Member

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  12. Paignton boy

    Paignton boy Strat-Talk Member

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    That’s the smell of MOJO
     
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