My first authentic Fender Stratocaster

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  1. Slofinger

    Slofinger Blues Junior

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    A guy I’ve been dealing with for awhile now remodeling/refurbishing guitars, and building new ones, was a bit low on cash after I built him a Flying V. He prepaid for all of the parts and paint job. So in exchange for building the V he gave me this. A 2004 Fender American Standard Stratocaster. I’ve had Squires and cheaper brands, but never the real deal. I haven’t had a chance to spend much time with it yet, but I intend to rectify that today.. D42B56EA-DA91-4908-815E-C7C8C71DFDA6.jpeg
     
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  2. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Sweeeet!! Enjoy it in good health...

    Steve
     
  3. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Cool . I got mine about 2 yrs ago and the love gets stronger:love:. Enjoy(y)
     
  4. PapaBear

    PapaBear Guit Fiddlier

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    Schweeet indeed
     
  5. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

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    Nice!!! Enjoy for many years!! :Beer:
     
  6. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Verra nahce! :Beer:
     
  7. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    I can't build much but, I could mow your law if you give me a guitar;)
    Of course, you'd pay for my air fare and lodging so, maybe not such a good deal as you got:Beer:
    Looks nice,
    Enjoy
     
  8. Slofinger

    Slofinger Blues Junior

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    Shucks, I got rid of my lawns a couple of years ago. I forgot to add that the guy had stainless steel frets put on it. An incredible fret job.
     
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  9. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    That's the way to do it! Nice deal... for both of you I'm sure!
     
  10. Tayport

    Tayport Blues Newbie

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    Very nice!
     
  11. MikeR

    MikeR Guitar Challenged
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    Sweet! A '90 Am. Std. Strat was my first purchase when I decided to learn to play. :thumbup:
     
  12. JPsuff

    JPsuff Satisfaction is complacency

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    Nice guitar!

    LOVE the color!

    Enjoy it, dude! :Beer:
     
  13. JohnHurley

    JohnHurley Rock and Roll

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    That is a gorgeous looking Strat!
     
  14. steve o

    steve o Blues Junior

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    Awesome deal, enjoy the heck out of it!!!:)
     
  15. jammoore99

    jammoore99 Blues Newbie

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    Enjoy your new Strat! Great color.
     
  16. Slofinger

    Slofinger Blues Junior

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    Well, I got to spend some time with it and wow! This thing is sweet. When I found out he was giving it to me I looked them up on eBay to see what I could find out about them. Out of probably 100, only one was Butterscotch Blonde. So the color is pretty rare. It still had the masking on the pickguard and tremolo cover. Plus the incredible job of stainless steel frets being added to it. The fret ends and edge of the fretboard are just as smooth as the Carvin CT6 I used to have which was smooth as butter.
    Yea, I’m pretty happy with it.
     
  17. BigMike

    BigMike Blues Oldie

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    Lovely guitar, enjoy.
     
  18. Cleotis

    Cleotis AKB48 Team-8 Wota

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    Nice! That's a real guitar you got there.
     
  19. snarf

    snarf musician wannabe

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    Strats are great axes! And, imho, even though there are a LOT of great Strat/s-type manufacturers out there, there's nothing quite like having one that says Fender on the headstock.
     
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  20. MarcLevac

    MarcLevac Blues Newbie

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    Very nice you will be happy with that strat