NGD American Professional II Dark Night

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  1. Hydr0

    Hydr0 Senior Stratmaster

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    very cool...enjoy!
     
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  2. fos1

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    Every time I see one of these, I want to click the "Buy" button at Sweetwater! GAS!
     
  3. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    It's the most popular color of the new ones. I'm just waiting for that fella who bought one and then "couldn't bond" with it. I don't need the new car smell. At least not enough to pay a premium for it. Although I had forgotten that I get a 10% discount on the Fender site which brings the price down to $1349.
     
  4. rmh1072

    rmh1072 More Guitars Than Talent Gold Supporting Member

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    Absolutely stunning guitar. Congratz!
     
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  5. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks all!

    I have a feeling Fender will bump the price of these next year like they always seem to do.
    In my opinion, the current price tag is very good value.
     
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  6. mexipan

    mexipan Strat-Talker

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    Awesome color !
    Do you like those pickups ? Or will you upgrade them sooner or later ?
     
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  7. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    Yeah. I was surprised they didn't bump the price over the AmPro's. And it's not bad with the discount...but then you add tax.... still a value, but I prefer a bargain, especially one where I don't funnel any extortion money to the state.

    And esp. with 8 or 9 strats in the rack, including an Am Pro, which I love, having another color with some slightly modified pups, (don't know at this point how much better I might like those, if at all), only has a certain personal value for me. YMMV.

    But I'm that way with any technology. Just a cheap ol' bastid, I guess...
     
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  8. Mike Manhost67

    Mike Manhost67 Strat-Talker

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    Would love to hear about the pickups and the new push-push tone options
     
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  9. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    So was I!

    I think the pickups are great! I really like the tone of the neck and bridge pickup together with the push push activated.
    Pickups are very clear and articulate.
     
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  10. bobalu

    bobalu Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Very nice! How does the neck feel? The previous Am. Prof. neck to me felt a bit thin. Did they change it? (I should note that I'm a fan of chunky necks though).
     
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    Congrats and HNGD, that is a beauty. I'm sure you are enjoying that one.
     
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    Super guitar! And as was said before,that "reverse burst" reminds me of the Strat Plus. Congrats!
     
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  13. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks!

    The neck is still on the thinner side. I prefer chunky necks too but this is very playable to me. There was slight variation in the neck thicknesses of the 5 I tried out.
     
  14. bobalu

    bobalu Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Thanks! I am just recalling now that the spec for the previous model was a compound radius, which may have had something to do with it.:)
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Unless it was some kind of limited edition or FSR the American Professionals were not compound radius - nor are the American Professional II models.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    That's what I was thinking..but I wanted to check first, just in case. My AmPro had a Modern "Deep C" profile and a 9.5 radius.
     
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    This^^^^
     
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    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Love the color...HNGD!
     
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  19. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks!
    Correct, this still sports the straight 9.5" radius.
     
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  20. TubeStack

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    Very cool looking Strat! Love the colour.

    I’m picturing a black uncovered humbucker in the bridge....
     
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