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beatlefan
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Hey..

Who's that little old man?
Jul 10th, 2011 05:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wander into the Music Zoo one too many times, on the wrong day, and things like this are bound to happen.

Hope it's worth the upcoming nights on the couch!

-BF

If You Wear Red Tonight...

JuiceDaddy
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In transit

Texas Funk & Blues
Jul 10th, 2011 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They're a great store. Back in the day I ordered two masterbuilt strats from them... a John English Master Design (and masterbuilt by him) and a John Cruz Mary Kaye Tribute that I still have and play (gigged with her just last night actually).

Anyway, like a said, great store.

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jul 10th, 2011 07:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd like to have a Zoo Git, but the wife can't see it as I don't play out. Or a Rory Gallagher Strat. I am happy with what I have built out of Am Stds tho.....

Butterscotch
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UK

Enjoy it while you have it!
Jul 10th, 2011 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That should definitely be worth a week or two on the couch! :)

wnstardis
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Chicago, IL USA

Bill~~~
Jul 10th, 2011 06:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wonderful guitar, congratulations!

Definitely worth the sleep out.


urby
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NW US

Jul 11th, 2011 06:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd spend a year in a tent in the back yard for that guitar! Congratulations.

beatlefan
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Hey..

Who's that little old man?
Jul 12th, 2011 04:26 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'd spend a year in a tent in the back yard for that guitar!"

Don't give her any ideas!!!

-BF

Texican
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Cypress, TX

I Dare To Be Different
Jul 12th, 2011 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I got bitten at the Zoo..."

Nice bite. BTW, if you bought a new couch, all would be forgiven. ;^)

beatlefan
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Hey..

Who's that little old man?
Jul 14th, 2011 04:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ok it's here. After the first night on the couch here are some observations:

1. Surprised that Dakota Red looks nothing like the photos in the link above. It really looks closer to the Strat in the link below. Guess that shows my ignorance. Going to have to see if it grows on me.

2. Guitar is really light from a weight standpoint.

3. Rings nicely and it's "lively".

4. 60's pups are very nice. In between tones in 2 and 4 are excellent. Middle pup sounds great. Miss having the tone control on the bridge though (a mod I do on all my Strats).

5. Tremolo needs adjusted (too high at pitch) and all contact points need lubed (heck that's part of the fun).

6. Trem arm needs bent down (don't they all?) to suit my taste. Can't have them pointing skyward.

7. Closet Classic finish is just enough "aging/light relicing" to take your mind off worrying about that first ding.

8. Neck feels great. Shape, fretwork, 9.5 radius and MJ frets. Nice satin feel to the back.

9. Really tight fit in the case. Have to sequeeze it in there.

10. Leather couch is sticky on a hot summer night.

-BF

Dakota Red

(This message was last edited by beatlefan at 07:08 AM, Jul 14th, 2011)

beatlefan
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Hey..

Who's that little old man?
Jul 14th, 2011 04:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Should have looked here, huh? Research would have made it quite clear that the photos from the Zoo were lying!

-BF

Fender Color Chart

(This message was last edited by beatlefan at 12:00 PM, Jul 14th, 2011)

GlennF
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Medford, NY

"It's all in your mind."
Jul 27th, 2011 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Beautiful guitar. Get a sheet from the linen closet and place over leather cushions. Settle in for the long haul. (:

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Sep 27th, 2011 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice git! Do we need to send you Hungry Man TV Dinners?

beatlefan
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Hey..

Who's that little old man?
Sep 30th, 2011 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hungry Man would be good. Been bread and water for a while. Love these CS60 pups very much though so.....when I get really hungry, I just play baby.

-BF

(This message was last edited by beatlefan at 06:01 AM, Oct 8th, 2011)

SoK66
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USA

We had the hit but Van got the money
Sep 30th, 2011 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very cool. I thought the Closet Classics were discontinued?

beatlefan
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Hey..

Who's that little old man?
Oct 7th, 2011 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Apparently you can get 'em. This guitar has a 5/13/11 certificate. Maybe it depends on what the "retailer" orders and it's a build to order?

Check out the current Music Zoo inventory and you will find several.

-BF

(This message was last edited by beatlefan at 06:02 AM, Oct 8th, 2011)

6L6
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Lago, CA

Kick the tires, Light the fires!
Oct 7th, 2011 08:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The couch seems like a small price to pay for that beauty. Enjoy!

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rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Nov 12th, 2011 06:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Very nice play it with passion. Maybe I should go there I could use a couple of weeks anywhere else except in bed with the beast. Since the Stroke, I am viewed as not worth much, but have some great gear.

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
Nov 12th, 2011 11:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I might swim upstream with piranas with cuts on my legs if that is 1/2 as good as it looks.
RUF

PSJ

Sydney, Australia

Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Aug 12th, 2012 06:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice guitar! Can you tell me about the neck?

Description says it's a mid 60s C neck but from the dimensions it looks like an early 60s C (see attached chart). Does it feel very shallow (sort of like a flat back) around the 1st fret or does it have a bit more "meat" to it?

Neck Profiles Chart

talk_2_joe

England

Aug 13th, 2012 01:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Lucky you, you must be very happy with your new purchase. You keeping the original pups?

Juice Daddy I'm deeply jealous of your Mary kaye, I've always loved them.

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