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LeftRightOut
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Jul 18th, 2016 03:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Help me FDP, help me.........(pulling hair emoticon)

I've got a line on 2 Brand new Custom shop Strats
btw neither guitar can be played they are overseas so its a buy sight unseen and unplayed

Here we go

The first candidate

A brand new 1960 NOS Custom shop strat in
Olympic white

featuring
10" fretboard,
6105 frets and a 60's c shape neck

weight 7.85lbs (not that the weight matters)

for roughly $2600USD

The second candidate

A brand new 55 Journeyman relic strat in 2 tone sunburst ash body.

featuring
10" fretboard,
6105 frets and a large c shape neck

weight 7.05lbs (not that the weight matters)but damn that's light

for roughly $2800USD

What to do and what to get

Help me FDP, help me FDP your my only hope





Peegoo
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Jul 18th, 2016 06:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

For me, color is secondary.

Tone is numba one. But in this case, you cannot audition 'em.

Going on the info you have--bigger necks = better tone (generally), and neck size matters to some players.

I happen to like fat necks, so you know which one I'd try.

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Jul 18th, 2016 07:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree with the tone part. That being said I am a sucker for 50s era specs. I have a 59 Journeyman Relic and love that guitar. The rilicing job is probably the best and the most realistic I have seen coming out of the custom shop.
Maple with a 2 tone sunburst ash body and that nice 50s sound , sounds mighty tasty to me.

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Jul 18th, 2016 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You guys "down-under" do have challenges pretty regularly as regards access to the goods. So being there is no possibility of playing these in person, and probably difficult to return...this is a tough situation.

Personally...large C.

LeftRightOut
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Jul 19th, 2016 06:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Sage advice from Mr Peegoo,

"For me, color is secondary." totally agree

but in my circumstances colour does play a small part because since I cant readily play anything so what pips my interest first is colour.

I own several coloured guitars from sunburst to black to white to Cadillac green a gold top off the beat shell pink and even Candy Apple red!


If they were a bowling ball strat or splatter casters i'd skim straight over them.

"You guys "down-under" do have challenges pretty regularly as regards access to the goods"

Stratcowboy I also left out in the original post that im a lefty so its ten times harder

I was always leaning toward the 55 strat for several reason

1st,

I don't own a strat that is ash and maple

2nd the large C has got me interested.

3,its lightweight and yes I know weight don't mean squat. but it would be nice to swing a lightweight guitar about.

4. odds are if I wanted a Olympic white strat down the track i'm more likely to find one

5. Its a strat



Peegoo
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Aug 19th, 2016 03:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If there's a generous return policy, what are you waiting for?

:o)

LeftRightOut
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Aug 19th, 2016 04:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been bad, I've had it a month already, and I want another

I'm seriously looking at getting either the 52 tele in journeyman same neck specs and nocaster pups.

Or a white 60's strat they've got in stock either way i'm clearing some excess guitars that I don't play and some fishing gear I don't use so most likely will have it by xmas

They've also got a 55 in sonic blue that looks super sexy too.

The perp in question

Texican

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Aug 24th, 2016 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LeftRightOut, congratulations on your new Strat. As for me, I'm not a fan of relics. I bought this CS NOS '61 back in May of '08. I followed up with a CS NOS '62 Tele Custom two years later.

I can't believe I've had it for over eight years

LeftRightOut
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Aug 24th, 2016 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"As for me, I'm not a fan of relics."

Hey Tex, I have to agree there, the finger wear on my guitar just looks fake especially up close.

But the body wear looks pretty normal and not over done, while there is absolutely no wear on the back of the neck which looks a bit weird compared to everything else

either way I can live with it. if the sonic blue guitar was on there website and available when I bought my sunburst I probably would have went the sonic (it is NOS).

But since I live in Aus and the guitar was in the UK beggars cant be choosers

BTW They've sold the tele, it lasted 2 weeks.





LeftRightOut
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Aug 24th, 2016 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

oh Tex, forgot to mention that Desert Sand strat still looks amazing

lox

Columbus, Ohio

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Aug 29th, 2016 05:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The older I get, the lighter I like my guitars. Mild reliving is nice.

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Aug 29th, 2016 06:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Same here.

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