New Strat Day!

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  1. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    '08 50's Roadworn, with a new 57 RI guard.
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    TexMex pickups are nasty and neck one KILLS it..has that trademark Stratty flutey/hollow tone!!
    Has a sweet '57 vibe to it! This is a real '57:

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    IRONICALLY, I have ANOTHER New Strat day to post, I will have it Tuesday, this one just sorta HAPPENED..traded some stuff I wasn't using, and the only out of pocket was for the trem bar! (and a can of Mt. Dew on the way out of the shop ;))
    I got the 57 RI guard and a pure Vintage ashtray cover in the deal too!!

    SO Part II will come Tuesday!
     
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    Midnight Blues Premium Member

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    Really nice! Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
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    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Very nice Kris.
    If you ever decide to go retro, let me know. I have a genuine fender bridge cover with cut out for the trem bar.
    I'll give it to ya.
     
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  5. Benjammin

    Benjammin Senior Member

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    congrats, I love the Road Worns, great Derek and the Dominos vibe
     
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  6. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Sure let me know!
    Thanks Froggy!
     
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  7. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Senior Member

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    VERY nice Kris.

    I passed on an '08 RW just like yours about 2 yrs. ago in a pawnshop.

    They were asking $300 for it, and I know I could have at least got them down to $250 out the door.

    I was trying to save up some money at the time for another guitar I was after, and I almost had all
    the money I need for the other guitar. So I passed on it.

    Oh well, I'm sure I'll run into another one of these days, and I won't pass it up this time.

    Congrats and Enjoy!!!!
     
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  8. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Yeah, for the price, you get a LOT of Strat!
    The new guard looked better to me, the original was very brittle.
     
  9. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Sure does!
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  10. DarrellV

    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Congrats man! Two for one week? :applause:

    Man, when you go for something you really do go all in! :dude:

    Now, do you know all the minutia on this one as well?? :laugh2:
     
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  11. Falconbill

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    Great looking strat. Congrats! :thumb:
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Pick-guard on...Pick-guard off...
     
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  13. Kris Ford

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    Thanks! Lookin' better and better as I buff it up a bit. WAY more "used guitar" than factory relic on this one!!
     
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    Yep!
    But really just wanted the one..this one fell in my lap! Really!

    Good thing is was zero out of pocket, and paid some bills..so I am good with that!
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    win/win!
    The best way to go!
    Enjoy!
     
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    Can't beat a sunburst/maple fb combination. I'm in the process of building one.
     
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    I did just that to my 08 RW Strat. Mine is a 60s in Oly White.

    I took her apart and wet sanded the body and neck with microfiber sandpaper up to 12,000 grit, and after the buffing was done it had a much better look and vibe.

    The RW series is a great line of guitars. I like to think of them as a MIM Custom Shop line of instruments. IMHO. :thumbs:
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Just checkin' in.... Did I miss Tuesday's NGD! :wow::facepalm:
     
  19. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    It was this one, in my Classic 70's thread:
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    And I gotta tell ya, this is a very high quality, good playing and well built guitar!!
    So I have a 50's and a 70's..you know what that means...
    Gotta find a 60's!!
     
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    DarrellV Murry Chrirstmers to earl! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Best of luck finding an equally well made one! There really IS a difference you can feel when you get a hold of an exceptional one as compared to the run of the mills.

    And not that they are all bad either, they are what you expect from a guitar and until you land an exceptional one, you are happy with thinking this is how they are all made....

    Just my 2 cents!
     

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