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KJA

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Dec 21st, 2017 04:35 PM        

Just when I say no more guitars, Fender has to come out with this?! Sweetwater doesn't help with its zero percent 36 month financing either. haha!



Aterry



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Dec 22nd, 2017 02:51 AM        

That is one sexy ass guitar. Looks like my Mary Kay but in red.



Mick Reid

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Dec 22nd, 2017 03:58 AM        

That *is* sweet!<br /> <br /> Did you actually pull the trigger, or just wrestling temptation?<br /> <br /> As much I like the look of gold hardware, I've never seen it hold up over time like chrome & nickel.<br /> Hence I don't own any guitars with it.<br />



KJA

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Dec 22nd, 2017 05:40 AM        

No, I didn’t buy one yet. But I have a feeling that I’ll end up giving in and getting it sometime in the New Year. The temptation is just too great.



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Dec 22nd, 2017 05:41 AM        

If they made those lefty I’d be all over it.



littleuch

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Dec 22nd, 2017 10:48 AM        

Nice. I'm not one of those who has an aversion to gold hardware and I love fiesta red. I also prefer maple to rosewood (slightly), but think fiesta red pairs better with a rosewood board.



KJA

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Dec 22nd, 2017 12:30 PM        

In this case, I like the maple with the Fiesta Red. I don't have a Strat with a soft V so that is appealing to me along with the American Vintage 56 pickups. This could be my Hank Marvin guitar. :)



Therealfrogman

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illegal is a sick bird....
Dec 22nd, 2017 01:02 PM        

I had one in Dakota red and I miss that girl.



Viera

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Dec 22nd, 2017 03:23 PM        

Nice Strat but would prefer a late 50's style rosewood board. Actually if my 3 current Strats weren't all maple boards this one would temp me.



KJA

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Dec 22nd, 2017 07:40 PM        

The temptation is strong for this one. Not sure how long I can hold out. ha! It would really go good with the rest of my collection. I have two Fender Strats with rosewood and one with maple. I also have a Squier maple fretboard strat. All my guitars have something unique about them. I like variety.



KJA

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Dec 25th, 2017 08:44 PM        

Well, I couldn't hold out any longer and ordered it today from Sweetwater. A Christmas present to myself. That'll be my cutoff for a couple of years. I need to pay down my Sweetwater card. Too many zero interest promotions add up. lol.



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Dec 25th, 2017 09:05 PM        

NICE.<br /> <br /> Looks a lot like Hank Marvin's original red Strat...after the Fender CS refurb'd it in the 90's.<br /> <br /> The CS did a run of several hundred Hanks too.



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Dec 26th, 2017 03:22 AM        

KJA... "I need to pay down my Sweetwater card. Too many zero interest promotions add up. lol."<br /> <br /> Trust me, i know what you mean!<br /> <br /> Nice looking guitar.



KJA

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Dec 30th, 2017 04:51 PM        

Got the Strat yesterday. Great looking and playing guitar. The case is nice too. It's my last guitar for awhile and it turned out to be a good choice.



Viera

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Dec 30th, 2017 05:18 PM        

"It's my last guitar for awhile"<br /> <br /> Infamous last words around here. :-)<br /> <br /> Glad you got a good one, enjoy it.



PlexiTim



New Joysee, USA

Jan 11th, 2018 04:22 AM        

Same here, I got one of these a few weeks back. Tremendous instrument. This one has a fairly pronounced V neck profile, and the '56 American Vintage pickups have a sparkly old Strat vibe particularly in the 'between' middle positions of the 5-way selector. I think Fender did a great job with this limited run.<br />



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Jan 11th, 2018 06:07 AM        

No longer available



PlexiTim



New Joysee, USA

Jan 11th, 2018 10:26 AM        

With respect to the OP, Sweetwater did sell out. But (as of today) there are still places who have them available. Just checked this morning. Looks like Elderly, ZZounds, American Musical, Sam Ash, GC have some. Also new stock on Ebay.<br /> <br /> Personal opinion: really a worthwhile instrument. If you are thinking about it, now may be the time...



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