#1
Ok, you may have seen a few of these before... but I don't care

https://imgur.com/a/9tWFX

This is my first proper guitar after upgrading from my 20 year old epiphone les Paul (which isn't going anywhere by the way). It's hard to say anything on this guitar which hasn't been said 100 times before, but I'll try to add a few comments.

Firstly, this beauty absolutely sings! Bought this on holiday so since leaving the shop I've just been playing acoustically in my hotel room and it has so much character on its own. You can feel a really beautiful resonance through the neck. I'm hoping this is a sign that I've got a good example of this classic, but it may be quite a common result of spending $1249 on a guitar.

I need to get used to the action, coming from an archtop it's very different and I'm skipping the odd string here and there at the moment. I also find that my natural position makes me pick over the middle pickup, i find that a bit annoying. What should I work on, shift my position forward / backward very slightly or focus on shallow picking so it's not an issue?

Other than that I find the neck really easy and slick. I'm definitely not a speed player but I found the next so much smoother when moving around.

Finally I think the case and accompanying candy pack are excellent. The locks on the case are simple and secure and the whole thing seems to be pretty robust while still being stylish.

Thanks for reading, enjoy the pics!
#2
Looks stratastic!
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#4
Great looking Strat. HNGD!
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#5
Awesome strat dude. Classic. I wish my start came with that case.... It looks badass too!
#7
HNGD, nice stratocaster buddy!
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#8
Looks quite a lot like mine!

Nice necks on those things. Congrats!
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#9
HNGD

Nothing better than a good Strat, they just beg to be played.
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#10
awesome
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#11
When I got my american standard the first thing I though too was damn this thing resonates like crazy. It looks like they changed the case from last year. I don't know if that's good or bad.

Nice picks (red). Congrats.

Where are you from and where'd you get it if I may ask?
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#12
Congrats!
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#13
nice! gotta love tobacco sunburst.

now for the fun part, what color pickguard?
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#14
thanks for the comments guys, sorry took me so long to respond.

Spud - i have never seen the old cases so nothing really to compare with, i would highly praise this case though. the clasps are simple and really solid, plus one has a TSA lock if you have to condemn it into the hold. I just got this guitar back home by carrying through the airport on a two legged journey and the case worked a charm. it even fit perfectly in a small airbus overhead locker so didn't even need to put it into the flight attendants locker (i would make sure you're one of the first on the plane in that situation though as its pretty tough finding a whole empty locker otherwise).

i'm currently living in Sweden and bought the guitar in san diego while on a business trip. got the tram out to the guitar centre their and played through quite a few different guitars. not sure what general opinion in the US is about them but the guy who served me was great and would certainly go back if i didn't live on the other side of the world!
#15
nice, never see to many cool strats. as for your picking ? I'd suggest both approaches. moving where you pick will change the tone some and is very useful and yes only using a tiny bit of the pick will help with the middle pickup.
#16
Wow. I've never seen anything like it before. Is it a new type of guitar? It might catch on!
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#18
Looks great.


Nice case, too.
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#21
Hey man, nice looking Strat! HNGD! And I don't want to hijack your thread, but please don't let anybody tell you to to condemn that beaut to the hold. It's actually law that you can stow your guitar into an overhead bin on the plane, at least in the US, thanks to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Section 403, Chapter 417. www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/reauthorization/media/PLAW-112publ95%5B1%5D.pdf

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