NGD American Professional Strat Sunburst RW

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  1. znanjeiimanje

    znanjeiimanje Strat-Talk Member

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    A while ago I posted already on the topic, but I have been looking for a brand new guitar as the birth year guitar for my son, who was born in 2019. Today, finally I found the guitar that could fit the criteria and it was a American Professional Sunburst Strat with rosewood neck. I narrowed down to the "classic" colors and was a bit difficult to find an appropriate one. The guitar was a new delivery to the store and I went to pick it up in person instead of waiting for the delivery company. They never even opened the box and it was standing in their warehouse, which I love because the guitar simply smells new.

    I tried playing on it for 20 minutes after I brought it home (because I actually wanted the guitar to remain unplayed for the next 20 years, but I had to test it) and I timed myself. I like the guitar very much although the frets did seem a bit strangely high (despite me being used to my '62 Thin Skin Tele which has 6105 frets) and the pickups were a bit different from what I am used to. I found them to be quite far from my CS '69 set, but still weirdly I thought the bridge pickup was usable (and I generally avoid it). It weighs 7.7lbs, a bit heavier than my main axe these days, AO '50s Tele which is 6.9.

    Now I have packed the guitar and as I will transport it for storage overseas within the next month or two and I hope it won't see light for the next 20 years.

    Below pictures of the guitar and pictures of a part of the family.
     

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  2. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I missed the other post, so let me just say congrats on the birth of your son here! This is a really cool project, and you've chosen a great guitar for it. Your son is lucky for many reasons.
     
  3. Dougeryb

    Dougeryb Strat-O-Master

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    HNGD!

    Lovely 3 tone sb there!
     
  4. Dare1

    Dare1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Very nice and congrats.
     
  5. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very nice! Congrats and hopefully you will enjoy in the future.
     
  6. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice.
     
  7. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Strat-Talker

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    Love the wood grain on yours.
    Most made today look like crap.
     
  8. Bill ANN

    Bill ANN Strat-Talk Member

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    Nice!!! 20 years? I give it a solid 10
     
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    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

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    Really nice.
     
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    JohnMac Strat-Talker

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    Beauty!
     
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    StummerJoe Strat-O-Master

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    Handsome axe. I really like the new cases. Nice herd too!:thumb:
     
  12. fenderkev

    fenderkev Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yip, she's a beauty! Congrats!!