#1
about a year after i started playing guitar, my very generous father offered to buy me a guitar for christmas, so i went to a local shop (knowing little to nothing about guitars) and picked out a 60th anniversary american strat. i got the guitar with the really cool looking red 60th anniversary case for a little over $1000. im going to be honest, i love the guitar but i dont know enough about guitars to really appreciate it for what it is. i know that $1000 is really cheap for this guitar and i'm wondering how i can find out more about it. i know i sound like a total noob, its probably cuz i am one...
#3
$1000 is cheap?!?!? I'd kill for a guitar that expensive!
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you could have gotten a strat for alot cheaper.

That might be true if you're talking about mexican, but he got an American strat. When you find a guitar you love, if you can afford it, the price doesn't really matter that much. I have an Eric Johnson strat. I could have bought a much, much cheaper strat, but I would not have liked it nearly as much.
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Most of the 60th Anniversary stuff was just regular Fender stuff with a 60th anniversary logo on it. Nothing all that special really (as far as I know)
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Most of the 60th Anniversary stuff was just regular Fender stuff with a 60th anniversary logo on it. Nothing all that special really (as far as I know)


I bought the 60th anniversary Mexican strat like a year or two ago. I played all the standard strats in the store and it was definitely better. The neck on them is different and I think it may have different stock pickups, not sure. Only costed me $50 extra too.
This was when strats were still $400.
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#7
Yeah I got the Mexican 60th Anniversary, and it played much better in my opinion, and wasn't much more.

I think I'm right in saying the anniversary Mexican Strats have Tex-Mex pickups, so maybe the Americans have different pickups?
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damn, thats pretty cool for only playing a year. after playing for a year i got an epi les paul. which is pretty cool for 1 yr of playing.
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damn, thats pretty cool for only playing a year. after playing for a year i got an epi les paul. which is pretty cool for 1 yr of playing.


haha yea i was really excited about it, although i had no idea what i had. i didnt even play it that much because i was always playing my acoustic. and to be honest i really didnt deserve to have such a nice instrument. but ive taken good care of it and now almost 2 years later i love it so much more! i just want to learn more about it so i can get the most out of it.
#11
I have a lonestar which was made in 1995 and has an annervisary sticker on it too.

From all of the other guitars i've played (this ranges from ibanez, les pauls, sgs, mexican strats, telecasters, etc,etc) this guitar is definately my favourite.
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#12
I believe the American 60th Anniversary strat is the metallix silver one, in which case I think the finish and emblem are the only special things about it. The Mexican 60th anniversary are much better than the regular Mexican standard strats, better necks and bridge blocks. I have a 60th anniversary mexican strat and it rocks, especially with CS69 pickups, upgraded electronics and Ferraglide saddles. I definitely wouldn't trade it for an American Standard.
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I believe the American 60th Anniversary strat is the metallix silver one, in which case I think the finish and emblem are the only special things about it. The Mexican 60th anniversary are much better than the regular Mexican standard strats, better necks and bridge blocks. I have a 60th anniversary mexican strat and it rocks, especially with CS69 pickups, upgraded electronics and Ferraglide saddles. I definitely wouldn't trade it for an American Standard.


no, check the link i posted, its that same guitar. anyone have any useful info on this model?