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  1. EternalNovice

    EternalNovice New Member!

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    Hello you fine folks! I was looking at a 98-99 powerhouse Strat that was in great shape, but had some switching issues that made my head tilt.....then I found a 2015 Floyd Blacktop for a little more $ but is literally brand new. I hope I made the right choice, but it felt so good I had to upgrade my amp as well. The guitar has literally never been played. The previous owner took the plastic off the pickguard and hung it on the wall. He had suffered an injury after playing for longer than I have been alive, and due to his condition he could no longer play, so was thinning out his display collection. He was almost in tears as he packed it up and told me his story (I was getting a bit misty myself), and told me to take care of it...so here it is, my FIRST STRAT! 20200214_172158.jpg 20200214_172318.jpg
     

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  2. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congrats, and looks like a great deal. What is a Floyd Strat?
     
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  3. CDox

    CDox Strat-Talk Member

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    Congrats. Nice looking guitar.
     
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  4. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster

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    The WOW factor is off the charts.
    I hope it sounds even better than it looks.
     
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  5. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    HNGD!
     
  6. bsman

    bsman Strat-Talker

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    Well, to be fair, I'd call it a "strat-shaped" guitar rather than a strat (HH and a Floyd, you know!), but:

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    Congratulations! :)
     
  7. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats!
     
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  8. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk and congratulations on your new guitar. I have a feeling you and your new guitar will be spending a lot of time together. :)
     
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  9. EternalNovice

    EternalNovice New Member!

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    thanks everyone! I am really excited to start my experience with this showroom guitar (honestly cannot believe its this new). sorry if i offended the purists by short-handing the description lol. love this community!
     
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  10. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Really. I ain't had gas for nuthin for a long time. Been real content. But





    Daaaaamm
     
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  11. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    Congratulations...that thing is ready to Rock!!
     
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  12. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to strat talk , and nice guitar and amp combo. Black on black always looks so cool on a strat . Im sure you'll be okfe long friends :thumb:
     
  13. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    For a first Strat, that's a wicked looking one, congrats!
    Very nice
     
  14. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Strat-Talker

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    Congratulations. Beautiful guitar.
     
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  15. Raphael256

    Raphael256 Strat-Talker

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    Black like Your soul :p
     
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    EC Strat-boy Senior Stratmaster

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    Wicked looking guitar!
     
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  17. Kdawg1966

    Kdawg1966 Strat-Talker

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    Very nice sir. A strat with a Floyd. Seriously, what's not to like? Enjoy.
     
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  18. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Strat-Talker

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    That bad boy wants to play some

    METAL!!!

    (Seriously nice guitar - congratulations)
     
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    hardwired Strat-Talker

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    Nice, real nice!
     
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  20. jim293

    jim293 Strat-O-Master

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    Hey I like that all black. Congratulations.
     
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