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  1. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

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    Its a Deluxe Strat Plus
     
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  2. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

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    I have this one in what they called Ebony Frost.

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  3. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    Awesome! And congrats! Looks a lot like mine except for the rosewood neck and Wilkinson roller nut vs. the LSR. The best Plus color, IMHO. :thumb:

    My plus is still my #1 after 23 years. Maybe yours will be too.

    Here's mine. The photo makes it look more black, but it's quite blue burst.
     
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    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

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    I had an '89 Plus Deluxe myself - silver, blue and red Lace Sensors. The Deluxe also has a push-in whammy bar and also would have had a Tremsetter originally (many people took them out, myself included)
     
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    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ya but good luck finding a correct Wilkinson nut at a decent price.
     
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    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    It's my understanding, perhaps incorrectly, that new Lace Sensors aren't quite the same as the old Fender-branded ones, wherein Lace has adjusted the recipe somewhat. Perhaps it's not a big change, but for those who care, there it is.

    Either way, I love my Plus, whether other people think the Plus is special or not, I just get along really well with the neck on both finish and profile. I find it to be an incredibly easy to play, especially if I don't know what I'll be playing that day. It's easy to dial in a wide range of tonality and easy to control response to articulation. My basis of comparison is to my AV65, AV59, and '13 Am Std, all of which I very much like. Even so, when in doubt, I grab the Plus.
     
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    Tim S Strat-O-Master

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    Yeah, but how much to make it unbearably heavy? (my '91 Plus Deluxe is almost 9.5 lbs) :D
     
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    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

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    People are stupid
     
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    gwjensen Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats and loved the story!
     
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  10. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

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    Thats one thing I dont like about it. I really like the neck though.
     
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  11. albala

    albala Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I think Plus necks are as good as any ever made by Fender.

    I bought my first in '91 and assembled a slew since then

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  12. JasonSD

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    I have a Strat Plus Deluxe in Ebony Frost too. Great finish.

    Getting back to prices, I bought a Strat Plus like 9 years ago for $165, but it's a beater strat. The guy listed the body with everything but the pickguard and back plate for $40. I called him up to buy it and he said he had the neck he was going to sell too for $125 if I was interested. I said I would check it out when I was there. The strat body was painted a metal flake color that looks different colors depending on which way it is. It looks ok, but before they painted it they put kokopelli stickers on it, so you can see the shape of those under the paint. The paint is rubbed off on the back in spots, looks like it was originally a black guitar. I tried taking some of the finish off the back with paint remover but that just made it gummy and sticky. The finish was sanded off the back of the neck. I wouldn't do that to a guitar, but it actually feels really good. The pickguard and pickups were painted with a desert scene. The guy was throwing out the pickguard and I asked him if I could have it, but he said no lol. He was a mean old man. I took the paint off the pickups and spray painted them white. It come ok pretty good.
    It's a beater strat, but I play that one a lot.
     
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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    $600 is what I paid, including the stand and case. Felt like a pretty good deal. They ask $500 for newer used MIM Standards around here.

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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    Cool finish, I love the grain!

    Thanks. I always thought you preferred one of your AV's.

    Cool. I haven't looked at the bar yet actually...

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    SurfsUp Senior Stratmaster

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    You stole that guitar! Great buy.

    All I can say is, keep it stock!!

    I have two Plus Deluxes, a '93 I bought new (red/silver/blue sensors) in Antique Burst and an '89 Deluxe in Graffiti Yellow with the silver/silver/blue config.

    Absolutely incredible guitars.
     
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    Cerb Most Honored Senior Member

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    Thanks. I think this one might be silver silver blue.

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    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Here's my 91 Plus Dlx. I'm the second owner, she's completely stock and weighs in at 7.6 lbs.

    Any excuse to post a shot, right?

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    My first guitar was a cheap Squier. my parents got it for me to make sure I stick with it. If I stuck with for two years, they promised a US made Fender. I stuck with it and two years later they got me a 93-94 Strat Plus. I sold it a few years ago to get a new 52 AVRI Tele, which turned into the Tele plus a LP Standard due to a mistake by the retailer, but that's a different story.

    The color of the Strat Plus was midnight blue and I've been trying to find one in that same color because I've been regretting ever selling it. I just found one just like my old one and it's being shipped to me right now. It should be here any day now. I can't wait to have my old baby back.
     
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  19. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

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    Its a cool finish. There is a real subtle sparkle in it if seen at the right angle. I guess thats the "Frost". Love the grain in that one. I was looking out for this when they were first coming out. Went the store....a Sam Ash with a wall of guitars...didnt see a new model...the guy said they didnt have any. When I was leaving I turned to look at the wall of guitars and way at the top I saw that one.

    Something I like about it is how its aged. The finish is not an shiny.....softer..and the neck has gotten darker. All the plastic is faded out. It was a satin neck but that has worn on some on the back of the neck.

    I don know as I like the Lace pickups as much as I used to. The bridge pickup died....I put in those Gilmore EMG's.....dont really like that a lot. Too compressed. I have some Dimarzio Area pickups in another Strat I keep thinking I will put in...but never get around to it!
     
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    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    9.5 lbs? :) More to love!
     
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