Ngd...a few days late...slowhand edition

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by horax, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. horax

    horax Strat-Talker

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    She’s here.

    for the record, I’ve always been more of a tele guy. Lately I’m finding myself playing and owning strats.

    I recently had a Suhr for awhile. But I sold it. It was top knot I quality.
    I bought a PRS silver sky last week, and it is every bit the guitar that the Suhr is and more. It destroyed all expectations in a good way.

    i then decided to pick up a Clapton strat.

    I LOVE huge necks, and I heard this would have one. I was initially disappointed as I can’t even feel the v shape and it feels small compared to the silver sky.

    the pickups are strong and powerful. It’s a different bird. Not sure I was going to like it. It had. A neck alignment issue.

    I fixed the neck by realigning it, and then I tuned her up.

    oh my gosh! This neck is crazy good! The rolled edges are sweet, VERY comfy, and the action is as low as what I had on my Suhr.

    the pickups are sooooo nice once they are dialed in. I’m loving this. It’s every bit as good as the ss and the Suhr as well.

    I think once you’re around the 2k range and up for guitar prices, they will all be good. I lucked out and got this one for only 1k as it was a 2016 model. Sad thing is that I could have saved a bunch of $ had I bought this one first.

    The neck has an awesome figuring to it.

    Anyway, I’m happy...and here are some pix:

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  2. Blackmore Fan

    Blackmore Fan Senior Stratmaster

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    Wow, that's a very nice Strat! Congratulations!
     
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  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Great guitar.

    HNGD:thumb:
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Congratulations. What a beauty.
     
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  5. Tdurden032

    Tdurden032 Strat-O-Master

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    I’m Jealous and happy for you at the same time - happy new guitar day!!
     
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  6. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Wow! Really nice. Congrats and HNGD!
     
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  7. horax

    horax Strat-Talker

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    I should clean her up. Not a scratch on her, just a lot of fingerprints. ;)
     
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  8. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice!
     
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  9. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice Blackie right there!
     
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  10. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    Nice! Congrats and enjoy
     
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    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    They are GREAT guitars
     
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  12. shupe13

    shupe13 Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice!

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
  13. Kdawg1966

    Kdawg1966 Strat-Talker

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    Congrats! Beauty of a guitar. Enjoy in good health.
     
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  14. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice! :cool:
     
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  15. RPKennedy

    RPKennedy Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    Nice! HNGD!
    Love the figuring on the maple fretboard.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    HNGD.CONGRATULATIONS!
     
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    Martin Mim Strat-O-Master

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    Congratulations! Some guys have all the luck. :thumb: