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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by pblossom, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. pblossom

    pblossom Strat-Talk Member

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    Just wanted to say hi. I'm new to strat-talk, but not Strats. I came over here from TDPRI. Here is my Strat, a '79 (that I bought new in 1981) that's been played and beat almost to death. Autographed by Ronnie Wood, John Hiatt, Mick Taylor, Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Buddy Guy, BB King, John Jorgenson, Vernon Reid, James Taylor, Steve Morse, Robert Cray, Roger McGuinn, John Mayall, Coco Montoya, Dick Dale, Adrian Belew, Stephen Stills. There may be others I've forgotten that have worn off. I got the autographs when I was working at a club where all of these people played and the guitar was too beat to play, so I had retired it. Then I got it refretted an it came out of retirement and some names have worn off from playing unfortunately. But, hey, the thing is meant to be played! I also have a Tokai Strat that I use for slide, a '96 MIJ Tele, and 2 Gibson acoustics, a J-45 and an EC-20.

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  2. GuitarCrazy

    GuitarCrazy Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome, now that's a guitar with some serious mojo.;)
     
  3. StratmanNick

    StratmanNick Senior Stratmaster

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    Hi pblossom. Welcome to Strat Talk.

    I see you're planning for your retirement fund. Strewth that Srat is and will be quite a collectable instrument. Without sounding mercinary I do hope you've got it insured!!!
     
  4. Bangbang

    Bangbang Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome..now give me that strat.
     
  5. imwjl

    imwjl Strat-Talker

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    Welcome. I'm a TDPRI immigrant who started some time here when my Squire HSS got replaced with my Am. Dlx. Ash.. I think the Tele's still my first love, but I'm playing the Strat a bit more lately and it's a reminder to visit here.

    My Strat is probably the complete opposite of yours. It's not traditional via the SCN pickups and the one pretty to look at and pretty much mint guitar I have. Maybe that playing it some more is tied to the growing affection I have for it.

    ;)
     
  6. pblossom

    pblossom Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the welcome guys!

    Bang-bang- you really don't want my Strat. It's pretty heavy.;)

    StratmanNick- The guitar would be good for retirement—eventually—if I hadn't beat the crap out of it. The Siennaburst is a pretty rare finish. They're making it again, but from '79 to '81, it's rare. From what I understand, autographs don't add much $ value, but each one has a story and a memory for me about getting it.
     
  7. Dirt Rich

    Dirt Rich Banned

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    NICE!!! And welcome to strat talk.
     
  8. Carlsoti

    Carlsoti Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice strat. Too bad digital cameras weren't available when that thing was getting all tagged up. Snapping a picture of each "fresh" autograph, then playing them off would've been kinda cool. Almost like having photos of your kids as they grew.
     
  9. S. Rock

    S. Rock Senior Stratmaster

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    yep, welcome to strat-talk, pblossom. glad to have you here. enjoy and make yourself at home.
     
  10. asc67

    asc67 Senior Stratmaster

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    Now that's some Mojo.

    Welcome aboard !!!
     
  11. dtfan4ever

    dtfan4ever Strat-Talker

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    Awesome guitar! Wow!
     
  12. bobthecanadian

    bobthecanadian Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome to Strat-Talk, it's great to have you here!

    Great looking guitar. It's got quite the history to it.

    Bob
     
  13. patl

    patl Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome to strat-talk pblossom. Thats one fine strat, covered with DNA goodness.
     
  14. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member

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    how heavy is your 79 strat......mine is northern straight grain ash,it weighs a ton. 14 pounds,heaviest strat i have ever touched.take care percy.oh and by the way mine is in pieces.
     
  15. T-Bodz Terry B.

    T-Bodz Terry B. Most Honored Senior Member

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    Welcome to S-T! Stellar looking Strat with a TON OF MOJO! Love it! Enjoy:)