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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by muddyh2o, Jan 21, 2021.
Happy for you guy!
Very cool! Congrats and enjoy
Nice. Even has some nice figure on the neck. Happy NGD!
"You flew in that thing? You're braver than I thought..."
Happy New Guitar Day!
Beautiful guitar, Taos is one of my favourite colours. There was a store over here that had a really good deal on a CS 61' NOS in Taos, that one may linger in the mind for a while.
Fantastic color, congrats!
The board is AAA Indian Rosewood, very dark indeed. Not sure if it's dyed but it looks great!
lol - yeah, aside from guitars I'm a bit of a Lego Star Wars nut
Absolutely stunning! Expanding the picture reveals the nice crazing. With the worn neck, I'm guessing this is a light relic - as opposed to closet classic. I like that it has the clay markers as well as the dark rosewood.
In what way did the Sonic Blue not work out?
Beautiful guitar! And one of my favourite colours too.... Congrats.
P.s. Also a fan of the Star Wars Lego in the background
Thanks my friend! It is a Journeyman relic, my personal favorite kind of relic, though I don't hate any of them.
The Sonic Blue was beautiful as well, but the truss rod was backed all the way out. The neck was pretty much straight which I don't mind, but I would not have been able to put any relief if I had wanted to. I wasn't comfortable with that, so she went back. I had the guys at Wildwood check the truss rod before they sent it to me, and they made me aware of it, but I still wanted to give it a try.
Ah, very good. I see that Journeyman is a stage between Closet Classic and regular ol' Relic. It's nice that it has the worn back of neck. I have a Relic c. 2001 that doesn't have that but also a 2014 Heavy Relic 60th Anniv. that has it - it feels so great.
I had the opposite truss issue with my Sonic Blue (American Vintage - shown in my avatar). The truss rod was fully tightened and the neck still had a significant bow, even with light strings. I had the dealer send it back to Fender and waited a couple of months for Fender to simply replace the neck. It came back just right with a properly adjustable and effective truss rod but the long wait was infuriating.
I had the exact same issue with a CS telecaster a few years ago. At least Fender took care of it.
The Taos strat looks great. Congrats, OP.
Wow, what a looker! Enjoy!
Wow! ...like...Wow! Gorgeous!