2005 Copper Top Studio

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  1. BigJza

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    IMG_20171227_133934.jpg IMG_20171227_133828.jpg IMG_20171227_133934.jpg IMG_20171227_133828.jpg IMG_20171227_133828.jpg Got this thing for a song. Ok... a Mexi Strat. A rare one but nonetheless. Can't seem to find much info here about 2005 year. According to serial date and also seller that's what it is. Confused with ebony board however does have dot inlays. Anyway it's a beauty and it screams and plays like margarine. Just curious about pickups. Am I assuming correct this year has 490 and 498 combo? Thanks!!
     
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    Ok and uploading pics is not my thing sorry lol
     
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    That’s awesome!
     
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    Good god that thing is :drool:

    Looks like it was never touched...wow

    Congrats on a badass guitar

    -Chris
     
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    Yeah he said he never left his house. The fretboard needs to be cleaned but that's ok. That means he played it. Just babied it. I am Uber lucky
     
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    The clear coat on the headstock has some peel but that's personality
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    One of the coolest looking Studios, for sure.

    How about some side/back shots?
     
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    I have a Mexican strat for anyone who has a perfect copper top Lester lying around...

    Can’t believe anyone would trade something they so lovingly cared for....

    A lot of my guitars look new because I like them shiny so tend to keep them rather clean...but yours is on another level...

    That top is so freaking good..

    Should be 490/498....i suppose he could’ve swapped em out for 496/500 which were on classics of the day....

    -Chris
     
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    Story goes he bought it brand new played it a ton then got into heavy drop c type tunings in his band and then moved onto higher gain guitars etc. Hence what I traded him. A Fender big block. Pure metal guitar IMG_20171227_111609.jpg
     
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    Just love how the copper reflects of the chrome
     
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    Ok, that’s a cool strat... :wow:

    Best deals are when both people get what they want...y’all appear to have made the perfect deal...

    Though obviously tie goes to the Lester 100% of the time..

    -Chris
     
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    Honestly I felt bad for a couple days. Expecting him to call me. But he initiated the trade on a classified site and was all over it when I opened up the case. Yes I think it was the perfect storm. And both parties were thrilled. Gotta love it. Especially since I was hours away from trading the Strat for an SG faded with a cracked headstock
     
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    Cool guitar, really different :thumb:

    Congrats and HNGD :applause:
     
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    Nice congrats.
     
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    Man that is nice..Absolutely Stunning..Congrats buddy, on a good Looking LP..:cheers2:
     
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    Nice score !
     
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    Cool, cool, COOL guitar!
    I mean, that's just freakin' cool.
     
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    Great guitar and great story!

    I love the copper color of this guitar and I love Studios in general. Happy NGD!
     
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    Pretty cool.:yesway:
     
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