Thoughts about gold hardware?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Dewey, May 13, 2020.

Gold hardware?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Dirtville

    Dirtville Strat-Talk Member

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  2. Dirtville

    Dirtville Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes, definitely Gold on a Black Les Paul Custom is awesome! This is a Classic Custom with '57 Humbuckers. Note, even the Truss Rod Cover is Gold. Beautiful Guitar
     
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  3. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks. A good amp is nice to have.
     
  4. himijendrix

    himijendrix Senior Stratmaster

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    Ah, a youngster. I was of that opinion at your age ;)
     
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  5. Hamerguy

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    I love gold hardware. I think it looks classy. I also like black hardware.
     
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  6. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Gold = Deal breaker.
     
  7. martinmj

    martinmj New Member!

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    Hi.
    Good enough for Hank, fine by me! My Classic Series Strat, with hardware taken from ( gulp) new 'Fiesta Red' Classic Vibe FSR with gold-plated hardware. Plays beautifully....and incidentally this is REAL Fiesta Red, the new Classic Vibe certainly is not! Time for a new thread-what is or is not Fiesta Red???! DSCF6602.JPG Screenshot_2020-05-22 Red Custom Stratocaster Build.png
     
  8. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Senior Stratmaster

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    I just can't get past gold hardware myself. If I like a guitar and it has gold, it just kills the interest to acquire it. Even with jewelry I prefer white gold....
     
  9. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Cmon, nobody. Not one like. This is the one I bought not realizing it had gold hardware. Not only did I forget to read the ad I didn't notice the gold hardware in the pictures. That's Ok gold hardware or not this thing sounds amazing. Plays well too. My sparkle collection is growing.
     
  10. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Strat-Talker

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    I removed the neck of my 1982 Squier JV '57 Stratocaster to build my own Mary Kaye strat.

    The original and very clean sunburst JV body i stored safely in a guitar bag.

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    All it needs is a Warmoth neck!
     
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  12. CB91710

    CB91710 This is a Custom Title Gold Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yep....
    Or restore the JV and put a MiM "Classic 50s Lacquer" neck on the Mary Kaye!

    That's how my buddy's son ended up with my plywood Squier... Started with some simple parts upgrades, and within a year or two, I had a completely new "57" burst with Gold Laces, and a box of the original Squier parts.
     
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    Philo426 Senior Stratmaster

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    Lace sensor !
     
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  14. Tamarindo03

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    I just finished this project one week ago, so it’s definitely gonna stay a while like this :) Four of my six JV's are sunburst, so i wanted something different and had this honey blonde nitro body at home that came from my very first guitar, a 2003 Fender HW1 Strat. I installed CS 69 Pickups, a "Fender / Pat. pend" tremolo and Gotoh tuners.
    Always can bring the JV back to original.
     
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  15. dogletnoir

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    While it's not usually my first choice, i don't mind it at all, at least not in some instances.
    Both of those came with gold hardware, and i can't see why i'd change it out in either case.
     
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  16. eddyfender

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    There ya go...That guitar was the reason I built this one. I owned a Walnut Elite P-Bass, and that's the guitar I regret selling the most!
    I was always into those Walnut Elites, and wanted to collect the whole set, the strat, bass (don't know why they didn't do a jazz bass) and the tele.
    The strats were selling for CRAZY MONEY at the time, so I just built my own. Glad you like it, yours is awesome too.
     
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    I had to tear out the original skunkstripe, because when I had that neck built, they were used to doing maple necks, and walnut was the deferred wood for the skunkstripe.
    So when I ordered a walnut neck, they put in a walnut stripe, so I had my luthier replace it with the birdseye, which is actually stained down a few shades, and added a nice pop to the back.
    Thanks for the thumbs up!!
     
  18. stratocarlster

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    On a Fender, not a big fan,but it suits the decadent vibe of my Joe Pass
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  19. Kyri

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    Well, it looks great. It is like the reverse of mine, but with the same woods. Lets see another picture of your neck, please!





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  20. Namelyguitar

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    @Kyri That is an amazing photo of the reverse! :D
     
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