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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by mikej89, Jan 10, 2017.
Anyone else love this combination? So classy looking . If you've got one lets see it!
While I can see the attraction, it's not for me! All my Strats and Teles proudly carry chrome for their metal parts.
Nah I don't like gold hardware, Fenders are a working mans guitar not a show pony...
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Gold hardware hasn't been popular for many years now. That is why I like it. I mix the two.
My turquoise strat=gold tuners, chrome trem. Whatever is cheap and available. All that matters is the idiot playing it.
I have to say, if by "classy" you mean "gaudy," then I agree.
I'll take chrome please.
Here's a beauty; 1998 collector's edition Tele with gold hardware and abalone fret markers. Just my style, not too overly done but has that something extra.
If you think JUST gold hardware is obnoxious than you must really dislike ultra figured top, flashy pickguard, ultra figured neck builds...
come on Lumberg you know you love gold
It depends on the figured top, pg, and figured neck. I like a lot of those. But I do not like gold hardware, and they are not the same thing.
Love me some Gretschies. Hate the fact that so many of the new models have gold hardware. There's an Electro in Cadillac Green that would look so great, and trigger massive GAS, if not for the gold hardware. It would be so much classier in chrome.
I do not like gold hardware. I do not like it in a box. I do not like it with a fox. I do not like it here nor there. I do not like it anywhere.
And I do not apologize for it.
Whatever are you trying to say there, Sam I am
Gold soon looks meh, most chrome looks cheap, nickel looks best.
My special edition 1973
Depends on the guitar, but yeah I enjoy gold hardware at times. As usual though it's not something I think on much as long as they play well, but its a nice look.
Why is the whammy bar at top? Hendrix inspired ?
The lefty trem was just one of the unique mods that had been done to SRV's #1, so it's often done on replicas of his classic instrument.
I had gold hardware on my old Yamaha SG, the guitar was in lovely condition when I bought it apart from the tailpiece, which was a bit pitted. So I'm not a fan.
I have gold-coloured frets on my JV Strat, but I expect them to last rather longer than gold-plated hardware.
60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition:
I recently put in a Shawbucker and fat '50s pick ups:
I've got gold hardware on my Squier CV50s, and although it looks OK for now. Gold tarnishes badly in my experience.