NGD - People either love or hate these lol

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by ajb1965, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Just arrived today :) 2020 Fender HM Strat Reissue!

    Total impulse buy I know lol. The guy at N Stuff even dropped a hundred off when he found a small dent on the horn.

    I'm supposed to be working today so I've only played it for about 10 minutes.

    It was in tune and the FR appears pretty stable. Flat radius and thinner neck but can still sound like a Strat.

    I just wish I still had my 80's hair. Well, any hair would make me happy lol



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  2. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather

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    Congratulations on a vivid new guitar day.


    I neither love nor hate them!
     
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  3. FrieAsABird

    FrieAsABird Senior Stratmaster

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    Whoa, that thing screams! I dig it, congrats. Not my Favorite Color, but it works on this one. Time to start a 80s cover band I guess :p
     
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  4. NullPointer

    NullPointer New Member!

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    Love it! Is that extra mini-toggle to split the humbucker? Mind telling us about what you paid?
     
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  5. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Frozen Yellow is colour I would of gone for, well done
     
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  6. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I Have the shirt.
     
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  7. GhostJam47

    GhostJam47 Strat-Talker

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    Not too late for spandex
     
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  8. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member

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    I remember when those were new - now I'm going to go yell at some kids to get out of my yard...
     
  9. Ace38

    Ace38 Senior Stratmaster

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    Oh I love that one!
     
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  10. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool! HNGD!
     
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  11. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    i always thought those were pretty cool.
     
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  12. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Yes it splits the bridge pup. I paid $799 and it came with a Rhino case (never heard of nor can I find info on) that's basically a rebranded Gator GCELEC. One of those lightweight rigid foam cases. Definitely not a throw away.

    I think it was a fair price. People are tryna get $900+ for them on Reverb but the average sell price for the last 10 was $800.
     
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  13. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Me too lol. I'd see the ads in Guitar Player Mag and think "this looks stupid, nobody want's a heavy metal Stratocaster".

    Ahh to be young again.
     
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  14. ajb1965

    ajb1965 Old Enough to Know Better Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    I NEVER wore spandex. Parachute pants?, Pink button up unbuttoned with a blue tank top?, Capezio dance shoes with no socks? Ruffled shirts with tuxedo tails? "no comment"
     
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  15. Mr_Lahey

    Mr_Lahey Strat-Talker

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    A guitar like that need super slim acid-washed jeans. Time to go all Helix and Rock You!
     
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  16. Exhead

    Exhead Strat-Tinkerer Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! HNGD!
     
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  17. PonyB

    PonyB Senior Stratmaster

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    I love it, great colour too.
     
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  18. Blue Beagle

    Blue Beagle Senior Stratmaster

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    Awesome, congrats.

    I bought a 1989 one a couple of years ago in a black crackle finish. Moved it on because the lack of Khaler spares scared me lol.
     
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  19. TimJ

    TimJ Strat-O-Master

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    I’m neither a lover nor a hater - was big into superstrats back in the day but I prefer less hot-rodded guitars now, I don’t deny my past though.

    Besides, Greg Howe got some great noises out of these things once upon a time.
     
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  20. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Senior Stratmaster

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    UNAPOLOGETIC! I like it! HNGD!
     
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