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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by sgarnett, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. sgarnett

    sgarnett Strat-O-Master

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    I had decided these were just too expensive. Then I stumbled onto one at a price, condition (about as minty as it gets), and weight (7.25 pounds) I couldn’t pass up. It also helped that I was able to fix my HVAC problems myself and put off replacement for a while.

    The setup is too low for the 9s the previous owner put on it (maybe why he sold it), but that’s easy to address.

    Sounds great!

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  2. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Senior Stratmaster

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    Wow....just awesome....
     
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  3. Belexes

    Belexes Strat-Talker

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    That looks fantastic!! Glad you were able to get it! Nice score!
     
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  4. 79olympicwhite

    79olympicwhite Strat-Talker

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    Sweet
     
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  5. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    stunning guitar and congrats!
     
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  6. Chont

    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    Damn that’s nice.
     
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  7. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That’s a great looking guitar and a perfect (IMO) weight.
     
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  8. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    Very nice!
    Congrats!
     
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  9. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    perfect, just perfect
     
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  10. integra evan

    integra evan Strat-Talker

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    CAR and rosewood look awesome together! Enjoy
     
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  11. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    That is a nice looking guitar!!
    Congratulations
     
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  12. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    I just love sellers that aren't on Strat Talk! ;)

    I have bought at least four guitars for cheap that were essentially unplayable. Using skills I learned here on Strat Talk, I have been able to adjust truss rods, remove shims, and complete set-ups to bring them back to life. Some I kept, some I turned over for small profit. Congrats on getting an excellent guitar at an excellent price.
     
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  13. sgarnett

    sgarnett Strat-O-Master

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    I suspect the seller was actually knowledgeable, but prefers to just move on to other stuff instead of tweaking.

    I also had to clean up the high E nut slot a bit to fix a sitar-like overtone. It only took few light touches with the file to adjust the slot angle (didn’t change the height at the face).
     
  14. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful guitar.
    R
     
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  15. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    That weight would have got me - I love a light Strat.

    Looks great as well.
     
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  16. ChrisD

    ChrisD Strat-O-Master

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    Yeah that is beautiful! As said, the CAR and rosewood combination looks great!
     
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  17. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Strat-O-Master

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    Hell yes!
     
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    Still has the sticker on it... score
     
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    Lovely!

    Sent from my Mate20Pro withTapatalk
     
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  20. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster

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    Simply Gorgeous!
     
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