NGD - Player Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Audiowonderland, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Audiowonderland

    Audiowonderland Strat-Talker

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    It would be more expensive to mask off the trem cavity. The line is extremely clean. Warmoth routes after paint. The did on my strat and that was 14 years ago.
     
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    I think a Callaham block will be next.... I want to get the bones right before I tinker with the electronics.
     
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    I would think it cheaper to mask than have to refinish. Just my .02

    As long as you're stoked! Happy NGD again!:thumb:
     
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    Nice strat!
    It’s normal to have all the cavities unpainted, I prefer that actually. I’ve never had a strat with any of the routing painted, always raw wood! I’ve only had one warmoth strat body, awesome stuff, but mine came fully painted inside and out, I wonder if there is variation depending on who’s doing the paint on a given day. How is the neck on that?
    I just recently got a 60s vintera strat and I’m in love, I have no reason to ever spend more money than that on a strat!
     
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    The Player series Strats are awesome...I love my Buttercream one.Yours in black with white pickguard is a classic beauty...simple and elegant.Congratulations!!
     
  6. Audiowonderland

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    I have been playing and working on guitars for over 30 years and I have never seen this until very recently
     
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    They've been routed after finishing for four or five years now.
     
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    Congrats on the fine looking player. Enjoy!
     
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    Congratulations! I love my Player Strat.
     
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    One quick pick guard change and the Gilmour flag is flying proudly... Appearance wise at least. Its will always just sound like me...

    Its the small head stock, but the gloss finish on the fingerboard just screams 70's to me. I have played rosewood fingerboards almost exclusively for many, many years. I have started to move back towards maple. With the larger frets I am not feeling the fingerboard anyway.

    These come with 9-42 from the factory. I have spent the last few months working with a metronome on my accuracy and lightening up my touch. I am discovering that as your touch gets lighter, the string gauge is less important. Still matters for bends but in terms of speed and fretting much less so.
     
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    Even longer, my 2010 strat is raw wood inside
     
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    I don't doubt it, I just remember the posts when the Classic Player 50s started turning up without finish.

    I bought my CP50 in 2006 and the finish is old school. :)
     
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    Interesting. Not the fiscal choice I would make...
     
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    That's why you buy em and Fender sell em...
     
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    :rolleyes: I get that you don't know how many years I spent working at Bunker Guitars, Rainsong, and various retailers in the Seattle metro area.

    Yes, there are protective plastics that will cling to a finish, (they work better for poly, IME), but that is still a heck of a risk when you could just mask.

    Like lets do all the mechanical on the car after paint.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It makes no difference, you don't make the decisions or the money at Fender.
     
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    What's it like to be in a peeing contest by yourself?o_O
     
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    You tell me. I'm not the one with bunched panties. :D
     
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    Warmoth did it on mine in 2006. Fender has done for at least 10 years it appears... Perhaps your premise is simply not quite on point.... Can't speak for you, but I am wrong all the damn time...
     
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