Just Bought My Second Strat

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  1. fenderr0xx

    fenderr0xx New Member!

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    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I've been playing for 15 years and have managed to contain myself to one guitar this entire time-- a 2006 American Standard. Well, I've been itching for a second guitar and nothing quite appeals to me like a Strat does. Saw this 1989 '57 reissue pop up on reverb and knew I had to jump on it. Absolutely love it, but afraid this is the guitar that starts my spiral into a full blown strat addiction! [​IMG] [​IMG] rsz__dsc1533.jpg rsz__dsc1529.jpg
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member

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  3. JamieHenry

    JamieHenry Strat-Talker

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    Yea, you’re probably doomed to a life of addiction now. I had one Strat for years, even while buying lots of other guitars. Then I got a second, and it wasn’t long after that this happened - DE1211A6-23AF-4AA2-9B29-FBE0CDD109D1.jpeg
     
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    macoshark Strat-O-Master

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    Nice color, of course you have no control when it comes to Strats. Seek help, stay off the net, play it :sneaky: every day.
     
  5. Deathray

    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    Phenomenal color! Welcome to Strat-talk!
    You’ve already figured out we love pics, so you’ll fit right in ;)
     
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    tatoo Strat-Talker

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    Welcome. If this opens the doors to the future GAS at least you started with an amazing guitar and color.
    Enjoy!
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Man that’s beautiful..congratulations.
     
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    crawdaddy Most Honored Senior Member

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    Beautiful guitar...love it....

    And yes, Strats are like rabbits....as proof I offer you the JamieHenry post....

    Congrats, welcome and enjoy....
     
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  9. fos1

    fos1 Strat-Talker Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Only one guitar? !!!

    Welcome to the forum. Beautiful strat!

    v/r
    fos1
     
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  10. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Strat-Talker

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    Welcome to ST. Congratulations on a beautiful Strat.
     
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  11. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    That's gorgeous, and it looks untouched. HNGD, and welcome!
     
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  12. Bad Penny

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    It's a slippery slope :D

    I remember telling myself in 2005 that my HWY1 Strat and my cheap Fender amp was all I needed for life, 15 years later I'm only 2 guitars off double figures and have a cupboard full of pedals.

    The only advice I can give you is, remember you need a Tele or a Jag as well to give you more tonal options! Or maybe a Les Paul!

    And another Strat... :D

    Just buy more haha.

    Congrats on the new guitar, it looks great!
     
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    Absolutely wild collection! I love that blue ultra strat in the front...one popped up on the local craigslist around here a while back and I kick myself for not jumping on it then.

    Thanks for the welcome everyone. The color on this guitar was (I believe) mistakenly listed as sherwood green. This was not a color option in '89 for the avri's, so I'm inclined to believe it is ocean turquoise that has aged over the years.
     
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    Congrats! I love that color....and the maple fretboard!
     
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    Nice colour! Congrats!

    But...
    And... (if in your 15 years of playing you haven't yet) do try other types of guitars... The strat is not the be-all and end-all of guitars.
    You may yet surprise yourself and really start an addiction....
     
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    Congrats it looks really nice. And welcome to strat talk :)
     
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    That is a truly stunning looking Stratocaster. Enjoy.
     
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    Nice Strat. Welcome, and enjoy.
     
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    Love the color. Congrats!
     
  20. fenderr0xx

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    Oh I definitely have had the chance to play a bunch, I just keep coming back to the strat! My american standard is also HSS, so I had a single coil sized hole in my heart I needed to fill. I have a couple others on my absolutely-need-to-buy list though, including a JM and a duo jet.
     
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