NGD - Fender Dave Murray USA Stratocaster

The_Nuge

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Hi!
I've always liked the looks of the Murray with the HSH configuration, so when one popped up in Germany, I couldn't resist very long...
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The other excuse is that the other guitarist in my band always plays a single coil Strat, meaning I don't get to use mine much, and this one does the thicker sounds that I usually cater for :thumb:
The neck bucker is a DiMarzio PAF, the middle a Fender SC and the bridge bucker a DiMarzio Super Distortion - and they are all surprisingly well balanced!
The neck is a bit less V-shaped than the Eric Johnson but still quite chunky. Fretboard is a 9.5" radius which is also comfortable.
The lacquer on the body, apparently nitro, is very brittle, and it got a quite a few chips and some scratches too.

I like it so far!

Cheers

Es
 

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When I look at the pic,
I can hear the dive-bomb on ACE'$ HIGH....
 

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Ive thought about getting one of these for a very long time now but the only thing that makes me hesitant is the v neck

How does it feel? All the Fenders I own have C shape necks, I LOVE that feel and tend to shy away from anything else

I tried a couple "v" neck guitars before and it just felt awful. I was gifted a acoustic with a v neck 7 or 8 years ago but the v was so sharp I ended up shaving the neck to a rounded profile
 

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Ive thought about getting one of these for a very long time now but the only thing that makes me hesitant is the v neck

How does it feel? All the Fenders I own have C shape necks, I LOVE that feel and tend to shy away from anything else

I tried a couple "v" neck guitars before and it just felt awful. I was gifted a acoustic with a v neck 7 or 8 years ago but the v was so sharp I ended up shaving the neck to a rounded profile
It's a much more rounded V than my EJ, and feels very comfy! Difficult to explain in words!
 




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