#1
I've been looking for an American or Japanese strat for a while now, and after many craigslist postings of ones with maple necks, or one's that were too expensive, I found one. It's a 1998 American Standard and it sounds awesome, simply put. I live in Washington DC, and saw the ad on Baltimore's (MD) craigslist so I talked to the guy, found out it came with the OHSC and was in beautiful condition. All for $650. I drove out today and tried it out of half an hour through a small Fender Champ. Played great so I grabbed it.

About a week ago I was wondering if I should buy a rosewood or maple necked strat. I went to the local Guitar Center and compared two American Standards side by side and decided that rosewood is definitely what I prefer. My LTD is a rosewood, so I'm used to that feel, and slight tone difference.
I'm a big Red Hot Chili Pepper fan, and funk lover in general, so that's what inspired me to get a strat. I'm loving this thing from day 1. Anyway, enough of my chat, here's some pics!






Some black and white.


Tell me what you guys think, and I'll answer any questions

Do pictures show from flickr? Flickr doesn't work.
Gear

Mesa/Boogie Mark V Head
Mills Acoustics Mach 212B
Peavey Vypyr 15w
ESP LTD EC-1000 guitar (BKP Nailbombs)
Fender American Standard Strat
PRS Custom 24
Dunlop KH Signature Wah
Menatone Red Snapper
Boss DD-7 Delay
Zvex Fuzz Factory
Last edited by RocknRory at Apr 6, 2011,
#2
Pics aren't working. Otherwise, HNGD!
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#4
Thanks Flickr isn't working with the UG forums so I used photobucket. The pics should be working now.
Gear

Mesa/Boogie Mark V Head
Mills Acoustics Mach 212B
Peavey Vypyr 15w
ESP LTD EC-1000 guitar (BKP Nailbombs)
Fender American Standard Strat
PRS Custom 24
Dunlop KH Signature Wah
Menatone Red Snapper
Boss DD-7 Delay
Zvex Fuzz Factory
#5
HNGD nice buy!
Belief is a beautiful armour but makes for the heaviest sword.
#7
Beautiful guitar... sincerely I prefer spending $2000 on a used guitar than $1500 on a new one. I don't know, I think old guitars sound much better in my ears.
#8
Thanks guys (: I just played her a little more and it's amazing as it looks.
Gear

Mesa/Boogie Mark V Head
Mills Acoustics Mach 212B
Peavey Vypyr 15w
ESP LTD EC-1000 guitar (BKP Nailbombs)
Fender American Standard Strat
PRS Custom 24
Dunlop KH Signature Wah
Menatone Red Snapper
Boss DD-7 Delay
Zvex Fuzz Factory
#11
I uploaded the photos to something a bit bigger. Check it out now! I'm getting it professionally set-up and I'll be picking her up this afternoon (:
Gear

Mesa/Boogie Mark V Head
Mills Acoustics Mach 212B
Peavey Vypyr 15w
ESP LTD EC-1000 guitar (BKP Nailbombs)
Fender American Standard Strat
PRS Custom 24
Dunlop KH Signature Wah
Menatone Red Snapper
Boss DD-7 Delay
Zvex Fuzz Factory
#12
Great axe --> Cool Colour.
Gear:
MXR Super Badass -->
BOSS SD WAZA -->
FENDER CD 140 SCE -->
MXR M300 REVERB -->
TC ELECTRONIC FLASHBACK
ESP EC 401 VF TSB -->
BOSS KATANA HEAD 100 WATT -->
MILF Tease
#13
Happy NGD! Looks awesome!
Current Gear:
2002 Gibson Les Paul Standard
'57 AVRI Fender Stratocaster
MIJ Fender Jaguar Special HH
Marshall JVM410
Vox AC15 C2