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Well - where I live it's absolutely pouring out so what an oppertune time to write up a NGD.

The Guitar: 2004 MIM Fender Stratocaster Special Edition.



Sexy Matching Headstock (I'm a complete sucker for them)


Body Shot



Features:
As far as specs are concerned it's your fairly standard fat strat. SSH pickup configuration, 22 frets, alder body, rosewood fretboard, blah, blah, blah.....Nothing so special there.

Sound:
The guitar has a pretty wide array of sounds that it can produce. The bridge humbucker handles distortion much better than the standard strats single coil - much, much crunchier and lots more oomph. The neck pickup can get pretty creamy sounding. However my main complaint about the guitar is the pickups are somewhat noisy, not unbearably nosiy but enough to be annoying. I've ordered some shielding to see if that will help cut down on the noise, but I think that some noiseless picks may eventually be in order.

Fit, Finish and Action:
The guitar has a Metallic Silver finish with matching headstock, hence the special edition tag. Only a 124 other guitars were made with the same finish. The pickguard that was on the guitar when I got it was a horrid metallic gold color ( ) and it was imeadity replaced with the black one. There are a few dings and a small crack in the finish. The guitar was setup excellently when I got it - innotation was bang on, action was nice and low.

Durability:
The hardware for the guitar seems pretty solid, tuners hold tune pretty well, all the knobs and switches work properly. The one notable exception is the input jack which constantly seems to wiggle around a bit. The guy I bought it from said that he gigged pretty freaquently with the guitar and from what I've seen in my first couple days of playing it, I think it's a pretty solid instrument.

Final Thoughts:
The guitar does have a few minor flaws, being a little beat up, wiggly input jack and the pickups are bit noisy. But considering I only paid $225 bucks for this bad boy, and it's my first proper electric; I have to say I'm quite pleased.
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#4
I could take or leave the metallic gray, but the black stripes are quite sweet and good call on switching out the pickgaurd. HNGD!
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#5
I love matching headstocks too but for a second there, I thought it was maple since the pics kinda suck

Looks sexy nonetheless
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#13
You should paint it yellow but keep the black stripes, go all Bruins on your guitar

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Quote by JustRooster
I've always loved matching headstocks.

+1
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


Fender MIM Stratocaster
Fender Jaguar Bass
Epiphone EJ200 Super Jumbo
Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
BOSS BD-2W
NYC Big Muff Pi
#16
Strats with rosewood boards and matching headstocks are my favorites. Love the black pickguard too. Black or silver pup covers and knobs would be nice too.
#18
sexy!!

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#19
Looks good!

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