In praise of The New Originals!

Knoby

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Love that gold Top, if it had a 60s neck I'd add one to my collection. Love the 60s or slim taper neck but hate the look of the Grovers on the 60's series.
 
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My 2019 Original Collection Junior.
Had to buy from STRATosphere, or I'd never had gotten it, and it was actually last year's birthday gift from an old friend. Parts "repurposed" from my '07 Junior (Tuners/Pickguard/TRC?). Pup is a Sandford Magnetics 9022. Neck is the size of a school bus.
If I'm reading it right, serial suggests stamp date as January 8, 2019. Can anyone confirm/correct that?
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Neck comparison to my '07, on the left:

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2019 neck at the 12th = 1.010".....!

Fretboard gets oiled at the next string change. It's not as light as it seems in pics, but it's dry.

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Friggin' lovely guitar.
I love that natural looking finish on your neck. It seems they’re finishing them all a little different. Some I see look almost black on the back and neck. Mine is close to cherry depending on the light. Either way the necks on these are just what I’ve been waiting for
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Your Neck
 
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I love that natural looking finish on your neck. It seems they’re finishing them all a little different. Some I see look almost black on the back and neck. Mine is close to cherry depending on the light. Either way the necks on these are just what I’ve been waiting for
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Your Neck
Interesting observation. Makes me glad I included the pic of the neck!
Yes, it seems to me mine leans more toward the original color of their necks/backs. I once had a '56 Junior and it felt and looked a lot like that old dog when I got it. This neck seems bigger than I remember the '56 being (I'll NEVER forget that), but I'm adapting just fine to it.
 

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Werd. A Standard 60s P-90 Gold Top would tempt me to supplement my Unburst posted above.

Tim
They've not (yet) released a 60s GT.
The current GT, both HB and P90, are 50s.
A "correct" 60s GT would have a mini humbucker... but easy enough to swap in P90s.
 


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