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The Story of the CS '59

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Paperback Rocker, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  2. Caddy

    Caddy Strat-Talk Member

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    Beautiful color. Congrats. I have always wanted a green guitar.
     
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  3. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

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    Lovely guitar and great colour.

    I wonder what the yellow stain was?
     
  4. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No idea, couldn't identify it.
     
  5. Morgenholz

    Morgenholz Strat-Talker

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    Interesting... The neck carve starts out at .790 like an early '60's C at the nut but then widens to .970 at the 12th fret rather than the .930 of the early '60's C. This would indeed feel unique, especially way up the neck.
     
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  6. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

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    BEAUTIFUL!!

    Probably best I never pick one up...right now I'm happy with what I got.

    Still....

    There is something (actually lots of somethings) I love about the CS vintage guitars.

    You are blessed (and @Nate D , others who are fortunate to have these fine pieces)- truly heirloom quality!

    Brian
     
  7. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    The most important thing is playing the dang thing!!! :)
     
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  8. Silvercrow

    Silvercrow Senior Stratmaster

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    Absolutely! But ti does help if it makes ya feel good, too...:thumb:

    Brian
     
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  9. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Lol. Fair, but if the guitar doesn’t make me feel good it goes bye bye. :)
     
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  10. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    is that sherwood green? I had a '61 NOS non-metallic
     
  11. thewizardofaz

    thewizardofaz New Member!

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    Well, first of all, I love Strats. They are and have been great guitars since they first appeared. But the color, Sherwood Green is one of my very top colors. I built a Jazzmaster in that color and added a gold anodized pickguard that makes the color just jump out at me. Great buy too. Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
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    Duane_the_tub Strat-Talker

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    I feel so fortunate to have one of these. I owned a few Strats prior, never bonded and ended up flipping them. This one has rocked my world, to the point where it gets probably 90% of my playing time while the others sit in their cases.
     
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  13. Andrew Wasson

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    First off, congrats on the CS59. A guitar like that would pretty much empty my GAS tank for a long time.

    That's an interesting choice of caps they've used. Have you twisted the knobs much in your playing of this one? I would think the .1uf cap on the top control would be very dark and the bottom would be less dark but a lot darker than the modern .022uf value Fender uses today.

    I've had a couple of Strats with the vintage .1uf value on the tone controls. I usually like a much brighter cap but with those ones I usually only move the controls back a couple of notches to fatten things up. It sure is cool seeing those vintage style Fender branded caps but I guess that's the attention to detail you get with a CS guitar.
     
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  14. Paperback Rocker

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    Honestly, I always keep my tone wide open and just change pickups for tone change, but I'll examine it.
     
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    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks like all my CS guitars have these same cap values. They were all made within 2014 to 2015.
     
  17. Paperback Rocker

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    Faded metallic Sherwood
     
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    Congratulations on such a beautiful guitar. Amazing find.
     
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