New Guitar Day! ‘62 Reissue Strat in White Blonde

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  1. Jackobeam

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    Haven't had much time to play it since it got here this evening, but it's my first “vintage” instrument, even though it has some modern specs. Believe it or not I’ve never had to restring vintage tuners before, so that was fun...the cool clay dots and the insanely nice neck, wow I’m gonna have to play this one for a while tomorrow. I changed out the pick guard from tort to white, though it may be a very very light mint green, it’s an old one I had lying around.

    Interesting backstory too...Dave’s Guitar Shop in LaCrosse, Wisconsin gets these thin skin strats each year, vintage reissues with dealer selected specs, only a handful of dealers get them, I know Wildwood does as well. According to Dave’s, this guitar was the prototype made last year of the 2020 series they are selling this year. So it’s really a one of a kind, it has a white blonde nitro finish with no poly base coat and a nice tinted neck. When I opened the case, it even had handwritten notes in the fender bag on a business card that said... “less tint on neck, maybe go vintage blonde.” I got this used from Dave’s in mint condition. Their 2020 Thin Skins are indeed Vintage blonde with less dark necks. Anyways, cool backstory, I think.

    Here are the specs:
    1962 Reissue, made in 2019
    60s neck
    Slab Rosewood fretboard
    White blonde nitro finish
    Ash body
    9.5 inch radius
    Medium jumbo frets
    CS Fat 50 pickups
    8 lbs

    Ironic that the 62 reissue has Fat 50s but they sound great so I ain’t complaining. I also noticed the neck is quite slimmer than my AO Tele.
     

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  2. Morgenholz

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    That is precisely how a strat should look. By the specs, she prolly plays that way as well.
     
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    HNGD.Congratulations.
     
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    Congratulations! Looks awesome!
     
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    Congratulations..really sharp.
     
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  6. CadillacBob

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    Very nice same finish as my AV 56. Mine is 4 years older and has some noticeable checking, does your have any or smooth as glass?
     
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    Gorgeous guitar! Congrats!
     
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    Smooth at this point....did it take a few years?
     
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    I’m not sure how long it took to start checking as I just received it today like you did :thumb:
     
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    HNGD!
     
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    Dig it! I like the contrast in that white that gives the knobs and PU covers that yellow aged look. Happy playing!
     
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    Congrats, that is a beauty!
     
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    White blonde is a favourite and yours looks handsome.
     
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    Congrats. Looks like a great axe. Enjoy!
     
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    Very nice guitar, congratulations!
     
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    Beauty! Congrats and enjoy
     
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    Gorgeous guitar hngd and well done for loosing the tortoiseshell :thumb:
     
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    Beautiful! Congratulations
     
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    Happy that you're loving it and have to agree it's a stunner.

    One thing though .... I myself don't like the guard (though I'd prefer it to a tort). I think a vintage correct mint with the right '62 screw hole pattern would complete it perfectly.
     
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    Like mary kay pink, only more betterer!

    Congrats
     
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