Join Strat-Talk Today

Let's see your 'ugly duckling' Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by sonny wolf, May 17, 2019.

  1. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    4,472
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    austin texas
    You know,the Strat you own that is less than perfect visually but is just such a great player that you don't care.For me it is my 2014 Pure Vintage series limited edition 54 reissue Strat.The woodgrain on her isn't the nicest.It looked ok on the website pic but when I got her I quickly saw that she wasn't the prettiest one with perfectly balanced woodgrain.The Ash woodgrain appears uneven and unproportioned from certain angles...certainly not the one they would choose for a catalogue picture.It is still a beautiful guitar for it's authentic 1954 sunburst color and sleekly carved body.She weighs 7.2 LBS and sounds AMAZING...so lively and resonant.It may be an ugly piece of wood but it is an amazing sounding piece of wood...when you tap the body on this one it resonates acoustically with a very lively 'ping' sound not common on other Strats.The wear she has acquired so far is a testament to her greatness even if she doesn't win the beauty pageant.

    60244675_247521466107583_4420608133223677952_n.jpg

    60346812_2260509430709956_1092319047908851712_n.jpg
    60410649_2030662373904468_1899599554676785152_n.jpg
     
    Bern1, ZlurkCorzDog, 3bolt79 and 7 others like this.
  2. georgemundor

    georgemundor Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    57
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Not ugly at all, my kind of woodgrain.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    58
    Messages:
    4,500
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    20180606_082726~2.jpg can you spot the adopted kid?
     
  4. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    4,472
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    austin texas

    No!!Nothing ugly there!
     
  5. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    4,472
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    austin texas
    The photos don't fully capture the 'ugliness' of the unproportioned woodgrain.I have seen much prettier ones but the tone on her is supreme.
     
    3bolt79 likes this.
  6. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    55
    Messages:
    1,149
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    This. A 1994 MIM Squier Series Strat.

    4E3A7351-B61A-448B-B1B9-1AEE59614708.jpeg CC7F2FF4-53E9-46AE-AB21-858D2471152F.jpeg EC19087D-790D-4662-B963-D7C911A66CC3.jpeg DB556B6B-4E74-4022-A537-48FD64697F10.jpeg

    I wish I could show the misaligned joins in the 5 piece body. It’s also got lots of scrapes and bruises from its earlier owner. Aside from rough edges, this guitar is awesome. It has deep contours and plays like a champ. I’ve been playing it a lot this week and it’s an impressive guitar.
     
  7. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    4,472
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    austin texas
    I would hardly call that ugly...I love black Strats!!
     
    3bolt79, Andrew Wasson and savofenno like this.
  8. Rob Moreno

    Rob Moreno Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    50
    Messages:
    779
    Joined:
    May 28, 2017
    Location:
    Tokyo
    She used to be surf green but the poly coating yellowed over the years to produce a Frankenstein green.

    IMG_1378.JPG we1comes_we1comes-img640x480-1508136228iygp5j428.jpg
     
    TVvoodoo, Jesse414, Mech and 12 others like this.
  9. georgemundor

    georgemundor Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    57
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Location:
    Indonesia
    Calling this one ugly really offended me.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    TVvoodoo and Lone Woof like this.
  10. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    307
    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Location:
    Greece
    Strats can never be ugly by default...teles on the other hand......
     
  11. esseff

    esseff Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    623
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2017
    Location:
    Australia
    2 pups instead of 3
    Humbuckers instead of single coils
    2 knobs instead of 3
    Black on black
    Yuk!!!
    .
    IMG_20190403_094620.jpg
     
  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    26,620
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    In a Yorkshire pub
    Ugly duckling? They're all swans, even the goose is pretty...

    sgroup.png
     
  13. beaz

    beaz Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    Beverley England
    20190517_103455.jpg maybe not the full guitar but I always thought the nut was ugly!
     
    sonny wolf and StratSounds like this.
  14. MrYeats

    MrYeats Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,119
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Location:
    G O N E
  15. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,317
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Location:
    Australia
    I don't have any ugly ducklings.

    I do have guitars I prefer aesthetically, or functionally.
     
  16. kingandaval

    kingandaval New Member!

    Age:
    29
    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    May 8, 2019
    Location:
    Northampton
    Never seen one of those before??
     
  17. beaz

    beaz Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    74
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    Beverley England
    Wilkinson roller nut on the 80's strat plus .
     
  18. kingandaval

    kingandaval New Member!

    Age:
    29
    Messages:
    8
    Joined:
    May 8, 2019
    Location:
    Northampton
    I'd guess they perform well but my god, I would take anything over them
     
  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    5,808
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Location:
    US
    That is NOT, I reiterate myself here, NOT ugly!
     
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  20. Red Bread

    Red Bread Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    262
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2019
    Location:
    Green mountains
    ZlurkCorzDog, Lone Woof and MrYeats like this.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.