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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Theblues15, Oct 10, 2019.

Do you prefer modern spec strats or vintage spec strats?

  1. modern

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  2. vintage

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  1. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    Some other ones I have acquired over the years:

    Limited edition tropical turquoise 62 AVRI
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    56 Pure Vintage black 18034854_10209079108043064_1981593470_n.jpg

    59 Pure Vintage sunburst 16296061_10208380518978774_457289639_n.jpg

    Limited edition 61 thinskin vintage white

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    65 Pure vintage Dakota red
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  2. MUCOL

    MUCOL Strat-Talker

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    Mutato, how would you describe the neck on this guitar? The reason I ask is I have an 84 57 AVRI and it has a really thin neck but it's always been my favorite neck of any guitar I've ever played. I have the measurements I'm just curious about yours.

     
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  3. freddairy

    freddairy Strat-Talk Member

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    64 RI and a 54 RI

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    One of my '56 RIs

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    Two of my '54 RIs.

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  4. Dickey69

    Dickey69 Strat-Talk Member

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    TeleGatgard.JPG CS logo.JPG Not an AVRI, but one of the very first guitars to come out of the Custom Shop in '89. This one is a chiefster; hard to NOT sound like Roy Buchanan when I pick this up. BTW it is NOT a relic; it was mint when I bought it many years ago on 48th st. This is 27 years of HONEST wear. Headstock.JPG
     
  5. vjf62

    vjf62 Strat-Talk Member

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    My 2012 '62 Hot Rod

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    My 2007 '55 Thin Skin with a black pickguard

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  6. Theblues15

    Theblues15 Strat-Talk Member

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    That’s very cool
     
  7. Hardtwister

    Hardtwister Strat-Talk Member

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Fullerton AVRI-
    Currently under the knife..
    Love the deep tummy cut on this!
     
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  8. Hardtwister

    Hardtwister Strat-Talk Member

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    Couple more pics of the severely worn CAR over Gold nitro Factory paint.
     

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  9. Bluestrat83

    Bluestrat83 Senior Stratmaster

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    Here is my AV 59’. Got it at good price used from reverb (it came from Canada). Has lots of checking if you get near and some scratches maded by my own use. It came with lollar pickups also. I couldn’t bring the original case to my country because it was more expensive but got one used from another AV model...
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  10. tinman1

    tinman1 Strat-Talker

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    This ones currently in for a re-radius (10”) and re-fret to medium jumbo. The playing surface/frets were always too narrow due to over aggressive edge rolling and fret bevelling combined with the 7.25” radius.
     
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  11. RNBQ

    RNBQ New Member!

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    4C9B90F4-B02F-4F01-B90E-82C9542BCBEA.png ‘91 Custom Shop 57 RI
    Great soft-V neck carved by Fender’s CS Herb Gastleum. Rescued this from a tech who was about to part it out. I bought the parts & put it back together. I refretted the neck w/ 6150 wire since vint frets R not 4 me!
    Came w/ the COA signed by John Page...
    Found a CS case from the same period to complete the resoration.
     
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  12. knotanother1

    knotanother1 Strat-Talk Member

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    This is my 86/57 AVRI
     

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  13. no jimmy p

    no jimmy p Strat-Talk Member

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    1986/87 Slab Board '62 RI MIJ

    Klein Epic '62 p/ups

    Callaham , Switchcraft , CTS , Raw Vintage
     
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  14. moosie

    moosie Senior Stratmaster

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    Great thread!

    I'd have loved to own AV56 and AV65 Strats. As it happened, I already owned 57 and 63 CS, so couldn't justify the AVs. Six one, half dozen...

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    The rest are all AVs, though...

    2005 AVRI 52. Just picked it up a month ago. Pretty sure it was NOS, having never been played in 14 years... It's getting a lot of play time right now...

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    2016 AV 52. Nice and light, with that super thin finish...

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    2013 AV 58. As if the finish wasn't delicate enough, I took the freeze spray to it...

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    2014 AV 64. This is the one that I'd go back into the burning building for...

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    2015 AV65 JM. Wildwood special color, I think... I love matching headstocks on offsets....

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  15. jsegel

    jsegel Strat-Talk Member

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    I got this 2004 AVRI '62 reissue new direct from Fender in late 2004 when my '71 Strat was stolen on tour. I've been using it for shows ever since. It's got a lot of wear, but the shininess of the black makes it hard to photograph! Lots of long checking lines. The finish seems pretty thick, though, where it has chips.
    Obviously I've done some mods (no, it didn't have the racing stripe when I got it) including the tortoise guard with Lollar Blackface pickups, and that Wudtone bridge. (I'm sold on the Wudtone UK bridge idea, they have a small steel shim below the pivot area. They have ones now that look more like vintage Fender, but I haven't disturbed this one since installing it.)
    Frets are pretty small, I'm used to it now. The clay dots are not clay, they seem to be an ageless white plastic, unfortunately. The neck is pretty thin, which I like anyway, more like the actual vintage 1959 Strats, in my experience and less like actual 1962 guitars, but whatever, Fender.
     
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  16. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    that is nice ! i love my CAR 2014 classic series 60's version of your av '64 tele. it is as good an instrument as my usa prs and japanese ibanez prestige.

    if i could only keep 1 i truly would have a hard time picking and if i was made to choose the tele i would not have hurt feelings at all.
     
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  17. RNBQ

    RNBQ New Member!

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  18. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Senior Stratmaster

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    Vintage/Modern.

    The modern one is gone, lol

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  19. drikess

    drikess Strat-Talk Member

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    My 62 AVRI 1998 Sherwood metallic green :

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  20. drikess

    drikess Strat-Talk Member

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