NGD at noon, and just finished up at 7pm

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by 3bolt79, Jan 18, 2021.

  1. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

    Messages:
    10,056
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Well, today I traded my 2017 American Special Strat for a 1989 Fender HM Strat. The guy I traded with drove 100 miles from the coast to make the deal happen. The guitar I traded him was sea foam green with pearloid plastics and painted headstock with matching case.

    He had a fair price for his guitar, which is all original with OHSC. He also threw in my choice of 5 pedals. I settled on a Mateo brand Delay. But more about the pedal later.

    The new (old) HM Strat has some battle scars....two dings on the treble side of the side of the guitar and multiple spots on the maple fretboard which I am able to show in the pics.

    The frets were quite worn. So I did a complete level and recrown. I Cleaned the bridge and did general clean up on the guitar. Everything works on it. It has the TBX tone control on it, and it is a US made (assembled from Japanese parts in Corona). Judging by the look of the neck pocket I would have to say it’s an alder body. The guy even had the bar for the Kahler Spyder bridge. 12DE61A8-EB89-4A35-9859-D6CE8BCEFCD5.jpeg E9C3B809-38E7-475A-8110-90F801690653.jpeg E666103B-3052-4D35-9D64-8C7CB7A94531.jpeg 133D2243-DD21-42DC-AF0D-8CA63742E294.jpeg 22869674-DF2E-449A-B534-C6BE9A6AC8B8.jpeg
     
    Martin Mim, jtoomuch, Nate D and 27 others like this.
  2. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Fuzz Meister General

    Age:
    45
    Messages:
    9,045
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Location:
    Running with Scissors
    Nice guitar but that dude on the tv looks scary as hell!
     
  3. Antstrat

    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,025
    Joined:
    May 6, 2019
    Location:
    Over There
    HNGD :thumb:
     
    Nate D and 3bolt79 like this.
  4. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

    Messages:
    10,056
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    Oregon
    ‘We we’re watching Better Call Saul on Netflix. It’s a spin off of Breaking Bad.
     
  5. valor19

    valor19 Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    815
    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Bob Odenkirk is a golden god. I was obsessed with Mr. Show and the only reason I started watching Breaking Bad was because of Odenkirk. And was quite happy he got a spin off. He is very talented and really underrated.
     
  6. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

    Messages:
    10,056
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Well I double checked my work today and tweaked the string heights by adjusting the screw at the Fulcrum on the treble side as notes were not sustaining past the 17th fret on the high E. I gave the post an 8th of a turn, and that was all she needed. All notes on the guitar now sustain (none of them are choking out) anywhere on the neck.

    the action is now 4/64 on the High E, B, and G strings. The D and A strings are at 4 and 1/2 64ths. The Low E is at 5 and 1/2 64ths. All measured at the 17th fret. Measuring the strings heights was an after thought. I just adjusted it until it was low enough to play fast, with a light touch, and still be able to bend the strings with ease.

    I adjusted the height of the pups, and the volume when I strike a chord is even in all positions on the switch.

    ‘here are more pictures. I wish the previous owner would have not put nail polish on the 2 boo boos on the side of the guitar. It’s a natural light relic due to honest play wear. 5A32C63C-CC03-454A-ADEF-2636428D7BE9.jpeg DF19A6A1-2771-47F7-AE05-F6A57FE50A56.jpeg C5A38750-7222-43F6-AA16-45732A57A9D0.jpeg DEBF7B5C-44AB-49DC-872D-71931522CC71.jpeg 1B89BF28-1EDA-4E72-86B5-FEC4041155B6.jpeg E7AEC17F-275A-4A6C-95E8-9DAE382AB0D9.jpeg 955DF71E-9A20-45A9-9D0A-49C325BC1D0E.jpeg E9860AB8-18C9-4493-B8FB-E43728E24C17.jpeg 0C39EE10-84FC-4038-AB5B-321991CD2F54.jpeg F2427396-44C0-4BF2-8EFF-E9EC4913D65F.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2021
  7. bustoff

    bustoff Strat-Talker

    Age:
    42
    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2019
    Location:
    New England
    Cool guitar! This makes a couple HM strats for you now?
     
    MysticTraveler, JJ119 and 3bolt79 like this.
  8. mapleglo

    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,659
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Location:
    phoenix
    Awesome guitar, congrats!
     
    MysticTraveler and 3bolt79 like this.
  9. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    72
    Messages:
    672
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2020
    Location:
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on your trade, looking good.
     
    MysticTraveler and 3bolt79 like this.
  10. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

    Messages:
    10,056
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2018
    Location:
    Oregon
    ‘Yes indeed. My other one is a reissue.
     
  11. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,124
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Location:
    You are here
    Congrats and HNGD!
     
    3bolt79 and MysticTraveler like this.
  12. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

    Messages:
    10,786
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2014
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Very cool :cool: ... Congratulations !
     
  13. myredstrat

    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Messages:
    2,176
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Location:
    ontario canada
    Very nice!
    cool color too.
     
    3bolt79 and MysticTraveler like this.
  14. Michael919

    Michael919 Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,026
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ahhh, man. I loved that Special and matching case!!! Yikes.

    HNGD because I'm sure you thought it through. Enjoy!
     
  15. BuffaloHound

    BuffaloHound Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    40
    Messages:
    628
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Location:
    Florida
    Congrats. Nice looking guitar. And props on Better Call Saul. The last episode I saw was when he gets his license back and says, “Saul good man” at the end. I think I need to ketchup on that series.

    Is it just the pics or do those fret ends need to be addressed? They look really sharp in the photos. But it’s not the best pic to see them.
     
    3bolt79 and JJ119 like this.
  16. Baelzebub

    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,074
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2019
    Location:
    State of Disbelief
    HNGD!
     
    3bolt79 likes this.
  17. Stratafied

    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    5,757
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Location:
    North of South
  18. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,426
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    Happy shredding!

    ShredderL.gif
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2021
    3bolt79 and JJ119 like this.
  19. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

    Messages:
    7,266
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2017
    Location:
    3rd door down.
    Cool guitar. So how many shred factories do you have?
     
    3bolt79 and JJ119 like this.
  20. StratoMutt

    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,426
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2019
    Location:
    SE Pennsylvania
    Sludge Factory?

     
    duzie, 3bolt79 and Bowmap like this.