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LeftRightOut

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Jul 18th, 2016 03:25 AM        

Help me FDP, help me.........(pulling hair emoticon)<br /> <br /> I've got a line on 2 Brand new Custom shop Strats<br /> btw neither guitar can be played they are overseas so its a buy sight unseen and unplayed<br /> <br /> Here we go <br /> <br /> The first candidate<br /> <br /> A brand new 1960 NOS Custom shop strat in <br /> Olympic white <br /> <br /> featuring <br /> 10" fretboard, <br /> 6105 frets and a 60's c shape neck <br /> <br /> weight 7.85lbs (not that the weight matters)<br /> <br /> for roughly $2600USD <br /> <br /> The second candidate <br /> <br /> A brand new 55 Journeyman relic strat in 2 tone sunburst ash body.<br /> <br /> featuring <br /> 10" fretboard, <br /> 6105 frets and a large c shape neck <br /> <br /> weight 7.05lbs (not that the weight matters)but damn that's light<br /> <br /> for roughly $2800USD <br /> <br /> What to do and what to get <br /> <br /> Help me FDP, help me FDP your my only hope<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



Peegoo

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Jul 18th, 2016 06:18 AM        

For me, color is secondary.<br /> <br /> Tone is numba one. But in this case, you cannot audition 'em.<br /> <br /> Going on the info you have--bigger necks = better tone (generally), and neck size matters to some players. <br /> <br /> I happen to like fat necks, so you know which one I'd try.



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Jul 18th, 2016 07:01 AM        

I agree with the tone part. That being said I am a sucker for 50s era specs. I have a 59 Journeyman Relic and love that guitar. The rilicing job is probably the best and the most realistic I have seen coming out of the custom shop.<br /> Maple with a 2 tone sunburst ash body and that nice 50s sound , sounds mighty tasty to me.



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Jul 18th, 2016 08:03 AM        

You guys "down-under" do have challenges pretty regularly as regards access to the goods. So being there is no possibility of playing these in person, and probably difficult to return...this is a tough situation.<br /> <br /> Personally...large C.



LeftRightOut

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Jul 19th, 2016 06:29 PM        

Sage advice from Mr Peegoo,<br /> <br /> "For me, color is secondary." totally agree <br /> <br /> but in my circumstances colour does play a small part because since I cant readily play anything so what pips my interest first is colour.<br /> <br /> I own several coloured guitars from sunburst to black to white to Cadillac green a gold top off the beat shell pink and even Candy Apple red!<br /> <br /> <br /> If they were a bowling ball strat or splatter casters i'd skim straight over them.<br /> <br /> "You guys "down-under" do have challenges pretty regularly as regards access to the goods"<br /> <br /> Stratcowboy I also left out in the original post that im a lefty so its ten times harder<br /> <br /> I was always leaning toward the 55 strat for several reason <br /> <br /> 1st,<br /> <br /> I don't own a strat that is ash and maple <br /> <br /> 2nd the large C has got me interested. <br /> <br /> 3,its lightweight and yes I know weight don't mean squat. but it would be nice to swing a lightweight guitar about.<br /> <br /> 4. odds are if I wanted a Olympic white strat down the track i'm more likely to find one<br /> <br /> 5. Its a strat <br /> <br />



Peegoo

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Aug 19th, 2016 03:58 PM        

If there's a generous return policy, what are you waiting for?<br /> <br /> :o)



LeftRightOut

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Aug 19th, 2016 04:13 PM        

I've been bad, I've had it a month already, and I want another<br /> <br /> I'm seriously looking at getting either the 52 tele in journeyman same neck specs and nocaster pups. <br /> <br /> Or a white 60's strat they've got in stock either way i'm clearing some excess guitars that I don't play and some fishing gear I don't use so most likely will have it by xmas<br /> <br /> They've also got a 55 in sonic blue that looks super sexy too.<br />



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Aug 24th, 2016 11:03 AM        

LeftRightOut, congratulations on your new Strat. As for me, I'm not a fan of relics. I bought this CS NOS '61 back in May of '08. I followed up with a CS NOS '62 Tele Custom two years later.



LeftRightOut

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too many guitars and not enough hands
Aug 24th, 2016 03:06 PM        

"As for me, I'm not a fan of relics."<br /> <br /> Hey Tex, I have to agree there, the finger wear on my guitar just looks fake especially up close.<br /> <br /> But the body wear looks pretty normal and not over done, while there is absolutely no wear on the back of the neck which looks a bit weird compared to everything else<br /> <br /> either way I can live with it. if the sonic blue guitar was on there website and available when I bought my sunburst I probably would have went the sonic (it is NOS).<br /> <br /> But since I live in Aus and the guitar was in the UK beggars cant be choosers<br /> <br /> BTW They've sold the tele, it lasted 2 weeks.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



LeftRightOut

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Aug 24th, 2016 03:06 PM        

oh Tex, forgot to mention that Desert Sand strat still looks amazing



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Aug 29th, 2016 05:29 AM        

The older I get, the lighter I like my guitars. Mild reliving is nice.



Peegoo

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Aug 29th, 2016 06:31 AM        

Same here.



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