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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Did I just get ripped off on Ebay?


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robert Danuff
May 9th, 2018 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile  


(This message was last edited by FunktheBlues at 04:31 PM, May 9th, 2018)

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May 9th, 2018 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

If it is all that is described you did ok. Not a great deal, but certainly not ripped off.


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robert Danuff
May 9th, 2018 02:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

I used the wrong title and I apologize. I paid $750 for this guitar because seller gave me a $50 refund. I just opened the box and the guitar looks perfect and plays great. If you look at the pictures of the sweatwater receipt, you will see the pickups installed in the guitar. I have two other guitar with Floyd Rose systems. Just wondering what type of locking tuners does most players use and what would you recommend for a guitar like this. I am stoked as I have a custom Tele and have been itching for a strat for a number of years. I am recovering from severe hand surgery and my surgeon said for first month, he wants me to play guitar everyday. My gear is in another state so I needed to buy a guitar and hear she is in all her beautiful glory. Seems like I actually got a decent deal unless guitar is counterfeit. Thanks for any feedback. BobbyD

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May 9th, 2018 03:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

I wouldn’t worry about locking tuners. A well cut and lubed nut and a properly set up trem is the ticket.

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Not very bright but does lack ambition
May 10th, 2018 06:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I prefer locking tuners on my guitars for the simple, fast string changes.

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May 10th, 2018 04:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

Put the Fender branded locking Tuners on it that match the alignment holes in the headstock. Pop on of the stock one off and you will see what I mean.

If you are making huge dives with you FR equipped guitars you will be disappointed by the Fender Vibrato. It worked great for moderate bends but any more than that and you will have tuning issues.

That is a beautiful Strat BTW.

PS: I own 6 Strats.

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