NGD

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by radd, Nov 23, 2021.

  1. radd

    radd Strat-O-Master

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    I’m excited about this Strat. I’ve owned a few Strat’s over the years with the first one I bought around 1980…..Ya, I’m old.

    I saw this one a while back but it took some time until the color I wanted became available from one of the retailers I use.

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    American Pro 2 Mystic Green. I really like the wider nut, deep C satin neck and rolled fingerboard and perfectly dressed fret ends. The tone is great and the gloss poly body is not sticky.

    It arrived set up ok, the trem was not set how I like it at all . It was set up like a 6 point trem usually is, front down back raised. I did the normal dance with the variables until she floated level with the body and string height, relief and intonation were good.

    I also like the push push switch to engage the neck pickup.

    It is a joy to play

    My 9 yr old granddaughter I live with loves music, she plays piano and just started learning sax and when she saw this guitar she hugged it and just kept rubbing that Mystic Green body….It was a hit. It will complement her keyboard playing nicely when we play together.

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  2. Stratafied

    Stratafied Dr. Stratster

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    Wow, what a beauty. I like everything about it, the maple neck was a great choice. Congratulations !
     
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  3. integra evan

    integra evan Senior Stratmaster

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    Nice! I like the color. Enjoy
     
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  4. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Most Honored Senior Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    Super Sweet !
     
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  5. HazyPurple

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

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    Excellent choice, well done
     
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  6. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    HNGD!! Super Cool Strat!! I just installed a pull pot to turn the front pickup on one of my Strats last week. Cool!
     
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  7. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member Silver Member

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    That is just yummy!
     
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  8. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    That finish rocks.
     
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  9. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Beautiful! HNGD!
     
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  10. mplsrube

    mplsrube Strat-Talker

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    HNGD! I love the maple fingerboards on Strats as well.
     
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  11. nadzab

    nadzab Play Don't Worry Silver Member

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    Great choice, the AmProIIs are amazing. Great color as well. Enjoy!
     
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  12. mohnjossey

    mohnjossey Strat-Talk Member

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    wowzer! very nice
     
  13. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    Very cool :cool: .... Congratulations !
     
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  14. MT Poteet

    MT Poteet Strat-Talker

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    Happy new guitar day, always cool when some one gets a new guitar, and that you get to play with your grand daughter.
    Enjoy
     
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  15. Caedarn

    Caedarn Strat-Talker

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    Congrats! The Am Pro IIs are great, and that finish looks stunning.
     
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  16. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Congrats, that's a gorgeous guitar!
     
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  17. Tylerlayne

    Tylerlayne Strat-Talker

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    Happy NGD!
     
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  18. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Senior Stratmaster

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    Congrats Radd and HNGD. Great to hear your granddaughter likes your new Strat.
    Enjoy teaching her the joys of music.
     
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  19. henge

    henge Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    HNGD they are fantastic strats!!
     
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  20. Sushi313

    Sushi313 Strat-Talk Member

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    Beautiful guitar! Congrats! Enjoy playing!:thumb:
     
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