So I’ve been going trough a thing (AVRI content)

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  1. JimiisGod

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    3bolt79 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The neck looks cool. That really does look vintage. Very nice.
     
  3. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Artist Formerly Known as π Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's already a refin, so finish as you like. Too bad the original p'ups are gone.
    Personally, I have an affinity to blondes (don't tell my brunette wife!), so I'd leave it as is... but I'd swap the pickguard and p'ups.
    Keep us posted with your changes.
     
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    ZlurkCorzDog INMATE #7XX7XX7 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I have a HWY1 that looks similar to that in Honey Blonde. It has more player wear but has aged nicely. So nicely that I'll likely not redo it while it remains in my possession.
     
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    problem-child Senior Stratmaster

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    +1 to MOST of what DueDucs says.

    The difference in wear from body to neck does stand out.
     
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    guitarchaeologist Artist Formerly Known as π Strat-Talk Supporter

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    IMO, that's not uncommon wear for the 80s AV series. Mine is still very shiny (with some forearm wear, dents, and dings), but the maple necks wear pretty easily.
     
  7. stratman323

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    Well, I looked at the pics & I thought "looks like an old Fullerton RI but they didn't make RIs in blonde till around 1988". So I suppose I was right. I think it looks good.

    It is a shame about the pickups as they are hard to find. I saw a set for sale on eBay UK recently ,but that's probably not much use to the OP in the USA.

    Nice Strat though.
     
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  8. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue All roads lead to P90 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's hard to tell for sure from those pictures. But it kind of looks like an Ash body. Wouldn't that make it rare for a 83 that was originally finish CAR ?

    I'm mostly going by the visible grain pattern I see and the very little I see through the finish, the hue of the wood doesn't look like American red alder but swamp Ash rather.
     
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    If you believe the published specs, yes, they should all be alder. But since the wood has become visible on my '86 62RI (also CAR) a few people have said that it looks like ash.

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    Yours have a typical American red alder hue, mineral streaks and tight grain of alder. It's a overall great looking guitar nevertheless!
     
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    this is my only clue to it being CAR, in my mind it looked like a dark rasberry but it really was primer grey an punk rock stickers, if i could go back in time its quite possible i couldve gotton primer off but it is what she is..






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  12. artgtr

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    I did go through an AVRI thing also a few years ago. I bought an 1982 & 1984 - originally as a poor man’s investment, started playing the 84’ as my #1 for a while IMG_1170.JPG
    Great guitars! The one in the middle is a John Cruz MB!
     
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    How does the MB match up to the AVRI’s?
     
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    Ive got 6-25-82 x 62 Ressiue I got new. Its got the Red Bobbin pups which were gone by late 82. They also came with Grey, and Black.
    The early Japanese counterparts also were using Red, Grey and Black supplied by Fender.
    My reissue also has 2 string trees from the factory. The guys at www.fenderressiue.com say they have also seen this.

    My 71 Oly Wht 4 bolt Strat I got new was my main guitar for decades, so my reissue still looks all but brand new. Almost no fret wear. Partscaster replaced my 71. 71 also needs a refret.

    Black is the most common color bobbins. Some guitars had different combinations of bobbin colors.
    I have a set of the Black Bobbins, and paid a bunch of $$$$ for them 6 years ago as I was going to put them in the partscaster, but used 2 x 66 and 1 65 instead. 65 in Neck. Its original position.
    I also have 7-13-82 x 57 body I used for a partscaster, and is my #1 Strat.
    Someone had slightly modded the body for a Kahler, and then restored it. They did a good job. The telltale sign is the piece they took off is more glossy.

    Its got Illitch Noise Reduction, Torrified maple neck with African Blackwood board. I had Tommy at USACG make the neck 7 years ago. 12 radius 1 inch fatback x 6125 frets. MannMade USA Tremolo.

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    Sonny .. The smiles returning to the faces ..

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    Cool looking strat!!!

    I bought my "Mary" 7 years ago (used) and I love it - even tho it's my toughest strat to play. The pups are the best sounding pups I have, and the neck is so cool.

    If you need some inspiration I have some pretty nice AVRI 57 strat pics on my page
     
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    You can also try to find another original body on ebay and sell this one...
     
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    I've got an 86 AVRI57 Mary Kaye that seems to play with more string tension than any of my other Strats, but I recently found a 60th anniversary Mary that plays incredibly. Even after consulting several local lutheirs, we can't find a problem with the 86. It just plays so much rougher.
     
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    Well - I‘ll say they are all fantastic guitars & equally capable. The MB is a 2004/1955 J.C. model - slightly lighter, slight neck difference, & maybe I tend to use the MB more being it’s a slight relic & think of not gigging the (mint) AVRI as much. To retain its mint condition/value.
     
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    According to Ducchossoir there is no such thing as a 1986 in Mary Kaye finish. And I agree with him - I've never seen one, & I've looked!