NGD! MIM Plus Top Strat, aged cherry burst with maple neck

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  1. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

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    Sorry for the crappy picture. Taken with a cellphone in a basement. Brand new MIM Strat! Very impressed with the fit and finish. Only blemish I could find was a very small indentation above the seventh fret. Looks like maybe a file tapped into it somehow. Either way, sounds and plays great. Action is 1/16" for all strings at the 12th fret. Rather like the setup, though I may tighten the truss rod a bit. Neck has just a tiny bit too much relief for my taste.
     
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    congrats! I like the idea of the Plus Tops, I just wish they'd offer some more color options
     
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    Yeah, when I was checking them out I was shocked they only offered two colors. Thankfully, cherryburst is one of my favorite finishes on any guitar! :applause:
     
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    I have a plus top cherry burst MIM Strat too. Fantastic guitar!
     
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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Yeah, and I've wanted one like, forever!
    I soooo wish I had the money when this one from @Crotch went up for sale!

    Love these tops!

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    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Congrats Buddy! Great catch!

    Try not to break it, just play the snot out of it! :cheers:
     
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    Exquisite!
     
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    After a few days playing it, I have to say that it rocks. I love the 3 pickup, 5-way switch layout. Gives me some great options. It sounds amazing and plays just as well. Neck is like it was made for my hands. And having a floating trem is a lot of fun.
     
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    :thumb: I really like the MIM neck shape too. Do you notice much of a tonal difference (compared to a regular strat) from the maple cap?
     
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    I honestly haven't played enough Strats to give an opinion on the tonal differences because of the cap. I'm one of those people who plugs guitar into pedals into amp and just screws with knobs until it sounds good to me.
     
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