Why oh why...

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by HazyPurple, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. HazyPurple

    HazyPurple Without stress... my life would be empty Silver Member

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    ... do people do this to a perfectly good Strat' ?

    The seller says previous keeper did it.

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  2. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Was the previous keeper a woodpecker?
     
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    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    I would probably say 'the previous seller' did it too, if I had done THAT. Though... I would NEVER do that, so I would never need to say it.

    Poor guitar - poor, poor, poor guitar!!!!!
     
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  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Because it makes it more bestester!!!
     
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  5. tanta07

    tanta07 Senior Stratmaster

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    Somebody help me wade through the marketing BS speak here. What does "NOS Relic" even mean? They took an actual 1955 Strat and "relic'd" it? Surely not?
     
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    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Silver Member

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    That would be perfect on the poster for "more money than brains".
     
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    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    I'll be honest I've seen worse relics.... I won't say whether that's 'genuine Fender' relics (alright, it is!).

    Maybe they've nicely aged the hardware etc. as well. If you think about it it's both bold and brave.

    Want a vintage looking '55 strat but can't afford the CS relic? Buy a CS NOS and do it yourself.
     
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  8. davidd47

    davidd47 Strat-Talker

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    Custom Shop Strat New Old Stock so was brand new looking at one time 55 replica then a 12 year old SRV/RHCP fanboy got a hold of it with more money than brains. Should have just bought a heavy relic cause man that is bad.
     
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    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    NOS - unless I am SORELY mistaken, I don't believe I am - means 'New Old Stock', in other words a 1955 Strat that in theory (not reality) has been... I don't know - lying out the back of a store, under a... something or other. In other words - it's 'new', but it's still '65' years old. It's not really though!!! It just 'looks' that way... but THIS ONE DOES NOT LOOK THAT WAY!!!!!!!
     
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    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    That's pretty horrible whatever the year.
     
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    tanta07 Senior Stratmaster

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    That's what I took New Old Stock to mean as well...that this was an actual 1955 Strat. If it's actually a REPLICA of a 1955 Strat, then it's not really NOS, right? Geez, this is exhausting...
     
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  12. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    And I still quite like it.
     
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    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    Yes – it's a modern replica, but believe me – for a short period, a few years back - I thought and wondered the same thing, so don't worry about it! I think to be super accurate - 'NOS' possibly refers to the finish, more than anything - as in 'NOS' finish, Light Relic, 'Journeyman' - and so on... but it is a little misleading to those who value the meaning of words! I mean... 'New Old Stock' is a real thing elsewhere, if something is 'New Old Stock', it literally and generally means exactly what the words themselves mean... – except when it comes to these guitars :) !
     
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    dbolt Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Serial number starts with an R so it came from Fender as a “Relic”
     
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    RobZ69 Senior Stratmaster

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    Why would a guitar -even a heavily used one- have horizontal scratches (understatement of the year. Already) above the pick guard?
     
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  16. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Are you sure it doesn’t stand for Ruined .... :D
     
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    RobZ69 Senior Stratmaster

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    Indeed. I own a NOS CS strat. Made in 2016.
     
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    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

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    My biggest beef is that it's just not very convincing... I mean, anybody can hack up a guitar with a butter knife!

    I'd seriously be too embarrassed to admit I ever did anything like that...



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    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    'He cheated on me!?', 'I'm going to show him... where is his guitar... his pride and joy!?
    Where is that stupid guitar!?', 'there it is!!!',

    'Cheating on me, with her – I'm going to show him!!'.

    'I am going to DESTROY that guitar on him!'

    *May be fictional, though... may very well not be.
     
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    nickmsmith Dr. Stratster

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