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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / NGD! A no "boat anchor" 79 Stratocaster

Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

Telefunkin'
Mar 20th, 2017 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did not expect to come home with a Strat but by golly I did. It's a 79 Sunburst with maple neck. Not at all the "boat anchor" that these are known for, very resonant. It's been a long while but I'm a Strat guy again!

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Edmond/OKC

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Mar 20th, 2017 01:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sounds nice, congrats! Is the body made out of ash?

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Santee CA

Poser extraordinaire
Mar 20th, 2017 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice! Is it a hardtail?

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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 20th, 2017 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

'79??!!! - That's "vintage" now, isn't it???

Hah! just kidding (we've had that debate here!)

Congrats. Pics would be nice :^)

Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

Telefunkin'
Mar 24th, 2017 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

5STrats, the wood grain appears to be Ash like but I'm not sure.

Viera, no, it has a tremolo.

Mick, I feel in good about calling a 38 year old guitar "vintage". Regardless, it sure is fun to play!

Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

Telefunkin'
Mar 24th, 2017 04:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Any opinions on wood type? Does this look like a left handed case? It was advertised as OHSC.

79 Strat

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 24th, 2017 04:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nice!

I can't comment whether or not the case is "original", but the orientation is right handed.
All my cases are headstock left/body right.



Te 52

Laws of Physics

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Mar 24th, 2017 04:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmm, that doesn't look like a typical righty case to me. The rectangular cases I'm familiar with have the storage box on the latch side of the case, not the hinge side (link).

I guess it looks normal to Mick because he's in the southern hemisphere, where everything is backwards.

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(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 06:52 PM, Mar 24th, 2017)

Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

Telefunkin'
Mar 24th, 2017 07:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes Te 52, that has been my experience as well. I have 2 other 70's era Fender cases and as you said, they both have the pocket to the latch side. As do all other rectangular cases I own and have seen.

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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 24th, 2017 09:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No. Everything is upside down, not backwards silly!

Wouldn't a lefty case be opposite with body compartment left and headstock right???

I'm sure that's what I saw at the Leftorium ;^)

Hopefully a real lefty will weigh in...

teemon

Florida

A Piece for Assorted Lunatics
Mar 25th, 2017 03:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Man I love 70s Strats. Mars...is that white and maple strat in your pics also an original 70s strat?

Mars Hall

USA NW Indiana

Telefunkin'
Mar 25th, 2017 03:28 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

teemon, yes it's a 74. The guitar is not original, it had been refinished with a rattle can and someone converted it to a 4 bolt neck. Also the finish had been stripped off the neck during a re-fret. The neck was very unstable with the oil finish. So currently, I'm having the neck re-sprayed, and the body repainted back to it's original Olympic White. It's been a long while in the shop. That's what spurred the most recent purchase, not having a Strat in my possession.

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MBJ, Highway Hound.

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Mar 26th, 2017 12:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...he's in the southern hemisphere, where everything is backwards.'

Toilets flush in the opposite direction too.

Te 52

Laws of Physics

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Mar 26th, 2017 10:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They drive on the left side of the road, the sun rises in the west, clock hands turn backwards, it's just too weird.

teemon

Florida

A Piece for Assorted Lunatics
Mar 26th, 2017 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thats cool mars. Hope they do a great job on the 74 and congrats on your non boat anchor 79

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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Mar 26th, 2017 04:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...the sun rises in the west, clock hands turn backwards, it's just too weird."

Clearly you've never been here...

and don't forget, you're never more than 10 metres away from something that will kill you!

:^)

JeffreyAK

California

Mar 31st, 2017 07:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have the hardtail version of that same guitar, had it since 1980 and still love it! That's definitely not the original case, the originals were molded with the name Fender on the sides, like this one, https://reverb-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/s--xNiZIIMJ--/a_exif,c_limit,e_unsharp_mask:80,f_auto,fl_progressive,g_south,h_620,q_90,w_620/v1478893562/mqrsycaggseuicuoqxpe.jpg

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