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The Story of the CS '59

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  1. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    CS Faded Sherwood Green Metallic '59, purchased originally from Sweetwater. I am second owner.

    When I purchased it, it had a prominent yellowish stain on the fretboard. I don't think the original owner played it whatsoever. I paid $1800, went home and used F1 Oil to remove the yellowish oil. There was a lot of it. To this day I have no idea what it was. Neck is amazing. Pickups are phenomenal, not reverse wound. My favorite tone of all my Strats.

    Pics by request of @Nate_D

    ORIGINAL CONDITION w/ OIL

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    TODAY.

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  2. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This is a Journeyman Relic finish.

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  3. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-O-Master

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    Love your axe. Incredible deal at $1800. something about the RW FB and that SG. So glad you like her
     
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  4. Guy Named Sue

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

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    Beautiful
     
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    Duane_the_tub Strat-Talker

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    Awesome! I love my CS '59 as well. The pickups really are out of this world (I assume yours has the same HW '59s that mine does).

    Congratulations!
     
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  6. UmpaHimself

    UmpaHimself Senior Stratmaster

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    What a freakin deal! Looks amazing too. This is a major win
     
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  7. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I agree, the best tone of any of my Strats.
     
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  8. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Dude, that’s such a RAD guitar!!!!!

    Are those hw 60’s?
     
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  9. Stratwrangler

    Stratwrangler Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful guitar , I think 59 s are the best year for strats awesome finish checking .
     
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  10. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's awesome!

    What is the value of the bridge capacitor?
     
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    Bladesg Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful guitar! I love that!
     
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    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    Mighty nice !
     
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    Agtronic Strat-Talker

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    That's a gorgeous axe. Love the journeyman relic, it's just enough to feel old without looking abused. And I never would pick that color for myself, but I have to say it's beautiful.
     
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    longboard blues Strat-Talker

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    Nice! That pic of it balanced on a stand on the handrail makes me anxious...
     
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  15. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Me too lol
     
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  16. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Tell you this evening
     
  17. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'll look tonite
     
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    What a great looking player!
    Top axe!
     
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  20. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Don't take it apart again. Just curious.
     
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