#1
bought this today, pretty spur of the moment, walked into the shop, went straight to that strat section to see if they sold G&L Legacy's, was in the market for a Strat this summer and wanted to try one of those legacy's out, but i seen this second hand 1986 Jap strat, so a tried it out and i really liked the way it sounded and played, it has a real good set up. so 2 mins later i was walking out of the shop with it!

im pretty sure it was a decent price for it €295. im thinking about spraying it a different colour and putting Texas specials and a brass or roller bearing nut in it.

what yous think?


















a nice project guitar at least
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#2
Very nice! Congratulations!

I'd leave the colour etc. as it is! That colour of strat is awesome - especially with the maple neck! Definately a new nut and pickups though

Wish I could find one like that :P
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#4
yeh thats what sold me on it, i really love the old look to it, funny enough it was amongst the relics and i was like, damn thats a pretty realistic relic! then i realized
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#5
the fretboard looks like it's in good condition. nice score on that.
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#6
I wouldn't change anything on it. Are you sure it's an 86? I don't remember any Strats like that in 1986 and the neck plate looks odd but maybe it's something they didn't sell in the US of A.

Looks good
#7
Great man, my dad has one from around the same time. They play like dreams! I'd get some Bareknuckle pickups, they're the best!

Keep the colour, I'd kill for a guitar that looked like that!
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#8
sounds like a good deal to me, as long as all those scratches/dents are superficial.

japanese fenders (and gibson and fender copies) generally are badass, especially the older ones. great score.
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#9
Awesome relic. Some people kick their guitar around their garden to get that look!!!
#10
cheers guys, only one thing though, the guitar didnt come with a whammy bar and none of the ones in the store would fit! so if anyone knows what type of bar i have to get for it could they let me know! i suppose il have to order a japanese fender whammy bar presuming thats the difference
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#12
Tremolo bars are surprisingly hard to get here! Mine didn't come with one either lol

Online is probably the best bet - Japanese is the same as the other Fender's. Just the cheaper strat copies and Squier's don't fit.
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#13
tell me about it man, what can we get over here
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#14
Japanese not "Jap". Thats an ignorant term. Nice guitar though.
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#17
LEAVE THE COLOUR!!!

Put on a black pickguard and you'll have one darn nice looking strat!

If you want another colour, buy a new body and sell that one to me!
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