Looking at Classic Series 70's Strats

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  1. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Yup! That's what 'm talkin about right there! Love the wood!

    Good choice, IMHO! Vanilla and butterscotch!
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    I love the look of '70s Strats and you can't go wrong with this as far as I'm concerned:

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    I am curious what wood they use for these, now that it is on display through the finish....

    Is it still alder or swamp ash?

    Seems like a prettier grain pattern than those...
     
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    Oh my!!!!!! That's gorgeous!!
     
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  5. Kris Ford

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    The Natural is ASH, and the 50's is alder.
     
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    I was 99.999% sure that white was the only way to go.......but this is a looker!!!

    You made the right choice.
     
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    The one I had was similar to this.

    While I had it, I debated whether to change the pick up covers, knobs and tip to black.

    That's the nice thing about this model, no matter what you change it will always look cool as hell.
     
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  8. Kris Ford

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    it's pretty damn sweet! Vintage type PUs really nail the Strat sound for me, really clucky in the notch positions, neck is the perfect Strat neck tone, and bridge is instant 1975 era Rainbow!
     
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    OK, Stupid noobie time! I volunteer!

    Is the neck finished half way down or is it the lighting?

    Looks lighter around the middle down, like its unfinished...
     
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  10. Kris Ford

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    It's just a grain anomaly..the maple is lighter all the way around..was born that way LOL. neck is totally finished. The lighting does surely exaggerate that.

    Adds to the uniqueness I think. :)
     
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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Thank you! I think you may have just answered a question for me about my own Strat!

    Mine has a similar darker color band around the neck from the headstock to around the 2nd fret. I call it a bikini line because it is a clear demarcation on the neck that looks like it was pieced together from different wood, but the grain pattern continues through the 'joint'.

    You can see it as a line in this picture between the 2nd and 3rd fret. If I had a better shot it would look darker from the top down to the line.

    I thought it added character too! I love baffling people when I show it to them.
    Couldn't explain it till now! Thanks again! :cheers2:
     

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