NGD (First strat ...)

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  1. HoneyMonster81

    HoneyMonster81 Member

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    I’ve always been a Les Paul person, but have always loved strats too, even though I’ve never actually owned one (not even a cheap copy when I was starting out ...)

    Anyway, I decided to put this right, and went out with the intention of buying a candy apple red USA standard with a rosewood fretboard. Instead, I fell in love with a white MIM with a maple fretboard! (You can never explain true love ...)

    Anyway, here she is: one on her own, and one with her siblings ...

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  2. rapaul76

    rapaul76 Senior Member

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    Congrats! She's a beauty...love the maple board and white...classic.
     
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  3. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Premium Member

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    Maple board is the right choice. Just ask anyone (ok me but.........)

    Congrats.
     
  4. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::dunno::dunno::dunno:

    Here's what one looks like, so you don't get confused again! Sorry about the ebony board tho...:laugh2:

    Very nice Strat there, OP! Sorry, I couldn't resist!
     
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  5. Pop1655

    Pop1655 Premium Member

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    That’s all the Strat you need right there.
    Beautiful!!!!
    My favorite Strat paint job.
     
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  6. Phil W

    Phil W Senior Member

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    I have 2 Strats, one maple fretboard and the other rosewood. I play the maple one 10x more than the rosewood. Maple is the correct choice for Fender guitars!
     
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    BadMojo Senior Member

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    Sweet! Congrats!
     
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    HoneyMonster,
    That's sweet. It's exactly what I have been looking for. White+maple+MIM.
    Congrats.
     
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  9. Skit

    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    Congrats, classic looking strat right there. :thumbs:
     
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  10. danohat

    danohat Senior Member

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    Beauty. But, rosewood is better.
     
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    Guitaraxe Senior Member

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    Sweet!
     
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  12. Bend'n'Slide

    Bend'n'Slide Senior Member

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    White with maple — always a classic!! If you like it and it plays right for you then what else is there...?
    :applause:

    My first Strat was (still is!) Candy Apple Red. At the time, I wanted a maple neck — the Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour look, I guess...

    I still love that combo but over the last few years I’ve come to appreciate the way old CAR works very nicely with a rosewood ‘board on a classic early-60s Strat (original or RI) and if I was buying now, I’d probably go for Classic two-tone sunburst with maple and maybe CAR with rosewood — although Lake Placid Blue might beat that!



    Darrell, a post mentions Candy Apple Red and two other MLPers got in ahead of you!!
    You’re losing your touch dude!
    :doh: :naughty:
     
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  13. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    Congrats @HoneyMonster81!!

    What year is your New Strat?

    Fender mim Strats are a great value in the electric guitar market. Ive had a Strat in my house since 1980 when I bought my first one, (a 1975 Strat). Today I have a 2015 mim Strat that’s killer...Jeff Beck USA Hot Noiseless loaded pickguard...Fender locking tuners...upgraded vintage big block bridge!

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  14. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    Looked back and found a pic of my first Strat from 10 years ago...obviously the one hanging on the wall on the right...

    ...[​IMG]
     
  15. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Premium Member

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    :lol::lol::applause::thumb:

    Yeah, Now that there are at least 2 others in here sharing the Candy Apple love, I figured I'd share the floor a little... Don't want to be a post hog! :eek2:

    But I do share the white and maple and MIM likes with OP!

    That should get me a gold star! :laugh2:

     
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    I have a few MIM Strats and 2 Teles. I love maple necks. Here's tip from a guy who owns way too many Squiers. Some of the older MIK Squiers came with really nice maple necks. Some were even one-piece. The tuners would need changing.
     
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    Nice! Congrats, H(Belated)NGD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
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    Congrats.:dude::dude:
     

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