Just as you thought...

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by HazyPurple, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    ... it was safe to look at a relic'd Strat'!

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    Seller says it's from aggressive playing.

    I would of thought the scratch lines would be vertical, above the middle pup more.

    Is this where I'm going wrong with my guitar playing technique? :thumbd: :confused:
     
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  2. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Who played it , a beaver ?
     
  3. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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    The seller says what?!?

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    Chmason85 Strat-Talker

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    Who physically hits the guitar like that when playing? And clearly that is purposely done
     
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    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Silver Member

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    Sometimes you get hungry on the road.

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    train Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Goog god man , I gots to laugh sos I don’t cry.
     
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    FrieAsABird Strat-O-Master

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    Well if you use barbed wire for a pick, I can see that happening- it’s good for ya Tone!
     
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    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    It's a 2012 road worn MiM, the rest of that poor guitar looks reasonable... but really?!

    They must use strange shaped titanium picks.
     
  9. Seamus OReally

    Seamus OReally Mr. Serious Gold Supporting Member

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    “The horror...!”
     
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  10. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    "Aggressive playing" of what? Mailbox baseball?
     
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    The rare cheese-grater pick. It shreds. Everything.
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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  13. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

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    Hi, @HazyPurple

    Looks like seller tried to copy the wear from SRV's Strat
     
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  14. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    That guitar looks like him and this guy got in to Ward’s toolbox and gave it a once over ...
     
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    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    BuffaloHound Strat-O-Master

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    Not only could that be honest wear on a nitro guitar, but it looks very authentic to me.
    Might be as little as 2 years of wear from an aggressive player.
    I would want to see lots of great pics of fret wear before buying this guitar online.
     
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    Tone Deaf Most Honored Senior Member

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    Makes me cringe.
    Real wear on an often hard played older instrument is tres cool.

    Intentionally defacing or buying a newer “relic” Strat in order for you to LOOK like a real playa is silly.

    But, it’s YOUR guitar, do what you will to it, and enjoy.
     
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    Gee Wally!!
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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  20. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Indeed !!
     
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