#1
It's finally here!!

I was a little skeptic about buying a guitar online that I haven't even tried in a shop, but god damn this is one sweet guitar. PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! Ok, I'll get my camera tomorrow or saturday so for now you only get crappy cameraphone pics.









Last edited by Chips- at Mar 24, 2007,
#2
nice well done man
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#3
Wow!
I love the trem on it, 2-point vintage style. 69' pickups right? How do they sound?

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Wow!
I love the trem on it, 2-point vintage style. 69' pickups right? How do they sound?



Yeah, Custom Shop '69s. I'm no expert with tone and different pups so to me they sound great and that's it. I've been playing for 1,5 years with a POS Eko strat copy and this beauty eats crap like that for breakfast. I love the big C-neck, it feels much better than a standard strat with a modern C. Finish looks great, nice even grain on the fretboard. The trem is a lot more sensitive than what I'm used to
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Congradulations!
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Yeah, Custom Shop '69s. I'm no expert with tone and different pups so to me they sound great and that's it. I've been playing for 1,5 years with a POS Eko strat copy and this beauty eats crap like that for breakfast. I love the big C-neck, it feels much better than a standard strat with a modern C. Finish looks great, nice even grain on the fretboard. The trem is a lot more sensitive than what I'm used to


Wow, that's brilliant, I might consider that strat sometime...
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#7
man, i cant wait till i have enough money to buy this strat. hows the trem and pickups?
Freak-Edit: does the trem upbend too?
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hows the trem and pickups?


Quote by Chips-
Yeah, Custom Shop '69s. I'm no expert with tone and different pups so to me they sound great and that's it. I've been playing for 1,5 years with a POS Eko strat copy and this beauty eats crap like that for breakfast. I love the big C-neck, it feels much better than a standard strat with a modern C. Finish looks great, nice even grain on the fretboard. The trem is a lot more sensitive than what I'm used to


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#9
yeah, but i wanted to know how the pups actually sound, not how they compare to a shitty guitar. and he didnt say anything about the trem bending range, and whether it bends up or not.
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Oh sorry, just saw your edit
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#11
Well yeah, ain't that how strat bridges usually are? This might need a setup, I've noticed some slight fret buzz, trem is flush with the body and the high e nut slot isn't deep enough.

Pickups? Uhh.. I don't know how to describe them. Question too hard! Not know asnwer.
#12
I like it, the pickups look a little wierd though.
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I like it, the pickups look a little wierd though.

you mean the B-poles are weird? ive heard they were like that on vintage strats.
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I like it, the pickups look a little wierd though.


In that pic it looks like the B-poles are off-center, but it's just the lighting. The neck & middle pups poles don't line up with the strings, wrong string spacing for them I guess.
#15
sweet strat, love the color
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#19
Now all we need is sound clips! Oh, and is it possible to get a closer pic of the back of the headstock? Beautiful Strat, dude.

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Now all we need is sound clips! Oh, and is it possible to get a closer pic of the back of the headstock? Beautiful Strat, dude.

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I could record something but I only have a cheap mic and that would go straight to my stock soundcard, so it wouldn't be that great.

But I have the pic



I loosened the claw screws and there is a 4mm gap between the end of the trem and the body. Now with the strings a bit stretched it stays in tune very well even with heavy use.
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Is that a nitro or poly finish? Where can find one of these?

its a poly. you can find them all over the internet. cheapest UK ive seen is on GAK.
Freak-Edit: nice tuners you got there
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About how much are they? I can't find them anywhere .

on GAK theyre £360.
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#26
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nice tuners you got there


Thanks, those are Pings. They feel pretty solid. I've never had vintage-style tuners on a guitar so the first string change might take a while.

Oh I live in the US . Are they only available in the empire?


http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Classic-Player-60s-Stratocaster?sku=512767

And by the way, I'm surprised that this is one of the few guitars that are priced the same in europe and america. I paid 589€ ($783) for it plus 15€ shipping.
Last edited by Chips- at Mar 24, 2007,
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Oh I live in the US . Are they only available in the empire?


Try googling "Fender Classic Player 60's Strat" and come back.

Although in all honesty in the US you'd be better off with a Carvin Bolt at that price range .
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Try googling "Fender Classic Player 60's Strat" and come back.

Although in all honesty in the US you'd be better off with a Carvin Bolt at that price range .

but if you're looking for a strat tone, then get the strat.
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#29
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but if you're looking for a strat tone, then get the strat.


The Carvin Bolt gets the strat tone nice and sexually, in my opinion .

It's basically a strat copy that's customized for you at the same price...
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#30
Ooooh, I like it.

For my next guitar, I was thinking this strat, or the 50s CP.
#32
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Wow!
I love the trem on it, 2-point vintage style. 69' pickups right? How do they sound?


2 point isnt vintage its all about the 6 point, thats where I think they messed up, but very awesome guitar none the less especially with the 69's
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#33
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2 point isnt vintage its all about the 6 point, thats where I think they messed up, but very awesome guitar none the less especially with the 69's



...Six...point?
#34
yea the number of screws.
This is a pre 1971 original strat tremelo bridge. Notice the screws.
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#35
I tried one and liked it, but i still prefer the Highway one. The one thing i didn't like is that it had a highly lacquered neck, which really slows down my playing. but to each their own.
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