NGD 1961 Original Blonde Ash Fender Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by GuitarTalk, Oct 18, 2021.

  1. GuitarTalk

    GuitarTalk Strat-Talk Member

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    NGD and first proper post on here! 7.5lb, ash body (visible through translucent, not yellowed, blonde original finish). It’s technically a 1960 (47xxx serial, body 3/60, neck 1/61 with the no-pat decal, late original 59 pots / pups). I’m in my mid-20’s so this thing’s a keeper for another 60 years I hope :D
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  2. EyeLikeTortoise

    EyeLikeTortoise Strat-Talker

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    That is sick man, congrats. Sounds like that is the original finish? Where did you find that thing!?!

    I have an ash bodied 1961 P Bass that had been stripped and I recently had it re-finished in transparent blonde. Transparent blonde on ash is probably one of the coolest finishes Fender ever did.

    Let's see the back of that thing.
     
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  3. Intune

    Intune Senior Stratmaster

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    That is insane!!! My favourite Strat era, white blonde, ash, slab board. For me it doesn’t get any better. Congrats.
     
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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    sure tease us with one photo.... how bout 10 more please...what a beauty
     
  5. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Strat-Talker

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    Nice, nice! Congrats...sound clips and video!!! ;)
     
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    Deathray Senior Stratmaster

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    If you look up Rock and Roll in the dictionary, you should be looking at a pic of your Strat! Badass!

    HNGD!
     
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  7. GuitarTalk

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    will do haha
     
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    Happy Very Koool NGD !
     
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    jbylake Fabulously Famous Nobody Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    WOW!!!:D
     
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    jbylake Fabulously Famous Nobody Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    A keeper alright, in a climate controlled vault!!!:D
     
  11. GuitarTalk

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    haha I guess that’s the beauty of solid body, naturally aged strats, they are tanks (especially with the thick slab rosewood boards, not ruined by deep divots like the veneers are sometimes)… plan on continuing to play it every day (will report back in 5 years )
     
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    more coming, this one was taken with my phone… whipping out my DSLR for the rest
     
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    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Cool beans!
     
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    picapoyo Strat-Talker

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    A beautiful one...Mine is refinished 1962 124623137_4015392865181914_9032263374056914237_n.jpg in Olympic White but it was blonde I guess and it's an ash body from the wood grain under the solid paint.
     
  16. GuitarTalk

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    nice, uncracked guard too
     
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    mexipan Strat-Talker

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    @GuitarTalk you posted monday, it's now wednesday and still didn't post any new picture.
    This is unacceptable.
     
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    FrieAsABird Senior Stratmaster

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    I agree with the posts above- this has to be some kind of psychological torture, depriving us of our much needed pics :p
     
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  19. GuitarTalk

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    :whistling: soon
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Nice.

    HNGD
     
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