Well, I did it. NGD.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Cerb, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    I know the JV's did and some models after, but I really think from about mid 1985 to later in the 80s, these were on the top of the line models. I could be wrong, it's just what I've seen. I see fiber bobbins of course on the 1992/93 and later 'TX' models, Texas Specials of the Fender Japan variety, and I've seen some other unknown model of fiber bobbin pickup beginning in about 1987/88.....

    I really think sometimes they just used what they had around? lol
     
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    Stratafied Most Honored Senior Member

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    You hit a home run, what beauty.
     
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  3. Groovey

    Groovey Dr. Stratster

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    Very pretty !
     
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  4. TheWorldsAStage

    TheWorldsAStage Strat-Talker

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    Very nice!
     
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  5. Ruscio

    Ruscio Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Congrats, this looks really nice!
     
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    Very pretty...1991 makes it vintage now!!
     
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  7. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    Thank you all!

    The guy I bought it from was thesecond owner, the first one allegedly kept it in the case for close to 30 years. There is a little chip missing from the edge of the fretboard and there's a scractch on the trem plate, otherwise it looks brand new. The frets are weird, they are pretty flat but they're all equally flat, as if done by purpose rather than from playing. I don't know if it was done from factory or from gentle playing and then a fret level without a crown. My experience with fender Japan sais it's the latter.
     
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  8. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    That makes me feel old :D
     
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    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    HNGD !
     
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  10. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I'm probably just being a curmudgeon, but as far as I'm concerned, any Fender made after 1965 is not, and never will be "vintage".
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    I detect a teeny weeny bit of jealousy !?
     
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  12. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    You're vintage! :p
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    So, is that your finite cut off point or will it be ‘after 1966’ this time next year?
     
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  14. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    Hey now! Who are you calling "little"!?
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    So, it was a relic but now the little chip is missing it’s not a relic anymore?
     
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    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    Ice cool dude!

    Well done :thumb:
     
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    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    It's been relicked :p
     
  18. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I have no ironclad rules, and they are subject to change without notice. :p
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    No, I'm a '66 model, so I am just old. :D
     
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  20. PeteGeordie

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    Very nice. Interesting same Hardware assembly and packer signatures as on my 1989 MIJ tag ;-)
     
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