NGD - CS WW10 '61 Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by muddyh2o, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. jbylake

    jbylake Regular Dude Silver Member

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    Happy for you guy!:D
     
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  2. Bladesg

    Bladesg Funk Meister Silver Member

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    Very cool! Congrats and enjoy
     
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  3. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice. Even has some nice figure on the neck. Happy NGD!
     
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  4. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    "You flew in that thing? You're braver than I thought..."

    Happy New Guitar Day!
     
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  5. Kester

    Kester Senior Stratmaster

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    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.
     
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  6. nadzab

    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Fantastic color, congrats!
     
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  7. muddyh2o

    muddyh2o Strat-Talk Member

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    The board is AAA Indian Rosewood, very dark indeed. Not sure if it's dyed but it looks great!
     
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  8. muddyh2o

    muddyh2o Strat-Talk Member

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    lol - yeah, aside from guitars I'm a bit of a Lego Star Wars nut
     
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  9. Speedmaster

    Speedmaster Strat-Talker

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    Beautiful! HNWW10D!
     
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  10. Nokie

    Nokie Strat-Talker

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    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?
     
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  11. Scotty_R

    Scotty_R Strat-Talk Member

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    Beautiful guitar! And one of my favourite colours too.... Congrats.
    P.s. Also a fan of the Star Wars Lego in the background :)
     
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  12. muddyh2o

    muddyh2o Strat-Talk Member

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    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.
     
  13. Nokie

    Nokie Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
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  14. EyeLikeTortoise

    EyeLikeTortoise Strat-Talker

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    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.
     
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    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Wow, what a looker! Enjoy!
     
  16. stratobiker

    stratobiker Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow! ...like...Wow! Gorgeous!