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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Divebomb, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Divebomb

    Divebomb Strat-Talker

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    I traded in an acoustic today for a shiny new Strat!
    I was torn between this and a used American Special Tele, but I loved the satin finish on the maple fretboard, along with the noiseless pickups on the Strat...and what I'm pretty sure is S1 switching?
    Here she is...my first maple fretboard too!

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  2. Ronnie12460

    Ronnie12460 Strat-O-Master

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    What a beauty! Congratulations
     
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  3. skypeace

    skypeace Sky Pilot

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    Congrats, Love mine, you will enjoy this immensely. Nothing pretentious about it, just an excellent instrument. I have the sapphire transparent blue also and yes that is a S1 switch.
     
  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Counting headlice on the highway Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If I'm correct this should be the wiring option for your guitar.

    When the push/push switch is not engaged, the functions thusly:

    • Position 1: Bridge pickup only
    • Position 2: Bridge pickup and middle pickup together
    • Position 3: Middle pickup only
    • Position 4. Middle pickup and neck pickup together
    • Position 5: Neck pickup only

    When the push/push switch is engaged, the wiring is as follows:

    • Position 1: Bridge pickup only
    • Position 2: Bridge pickup and middle pickup together
    • Position 3: Middle pickup only
    • Position 4. Bridge pickup, middle pickup and neck pickup together
    • Position 5: Bridge pickup and neck pickup

    Also noticed your flag only has 32 stars, why is that?
     
  5. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I love that beautiful color ... Congratulations :)
     
  6. skypeace

    skypeace Sky Pilot

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    Just looks like where the image was cropped at the top to me.
     
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  7. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD!
    Yeah, I like the satin finish too.
    But the 2 point bridge and the big headstock are a huge turn-off for me (Not judging your new Strat!), or I'd have jumped on that model long ago!
    Enjoy that beauty!
     
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  8. Divebomb

    Divebomb Strat-Talker

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    I personally prefer the 6 screw bridge for looks, but I don't use the trem on a Strat really...and I am the opposite with the headstock, I love the big 70's style:)
     
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  9. radd

    radd Strat-O-Master

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    I never liked maple fretboards........until I played one. Give me maple or ebony please.

    As for the satin neck, great choice, my clapton strat is satin and maple and I love it.

    Btw, your guitar is good looking
     
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  10. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    It's all about the optics for me - a blocked 2 point sounds the same as a blocked 6 point.
    But if you like the 70s necks then holy guacamole, do I envy you! All those Squiers with the big headstocks are just waiting for you to take them off the wall!
    Granted, they've got the modern bridge, too, but hey, for that price, I ain't complaining.
    Anyway, I don't mean to fuel your GAS moments after your NGD, so I'll leave it at that...
     
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  11. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Great looking Strat, Congrats!
     
  12. RolandDeschain

    RolandDeschain Strat-Talk Member

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    I'm wanting one of those badly... awesome score and congrats! I play my 2014 MiM with D Allen pups more than my new American Pro. I love the new Pro but I'm very impressed with the feel of the MIM.
     
  13. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Cool man, nice guit. :cool:
     
  14. o6 oly white

    o6 oly white Strat-O-Master

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    Nice! I love the color. Enjoy!
     
  15. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

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    A most excellent choice - congrats!
     
  16. midwestfisherma

    midwestfisherma Senior Stratmaster

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    This thread is not helping my GAS! I just recent;y bought a Nashville Deluxe Tele but, it was a difficult choice between that and the Deluxe Strat! That blue looks great! HNGD!
     
  17. 5way

    5way Strat-Talk Member

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    Wish mine was that color! Major congrats! My 2016 MIM Deluxe Roadhouse has similar features and let me tell you, the S1 feature is awesome. So many different sounds. The passive sounds are great, and that's 5. Then, you got 20 more! And more... I don't why these aren't catching on. I haven't bought a guitar that I felt no need to modify before. I've seen a lot of slams. Maybe it's just me.
     
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  18. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD! Congrats!! That's a beauty.
     
  19. JMJD06

    JMJD06 Senior Stratmaster

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    Congratulations that's beautiful
     
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    Miller67 Strat-Talker

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    Enjoy!!
     
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