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Anyone own a Fender Custom Classic strat?

martysnarf

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Looking for some experience/insight on these guitars. I am eye-ing one up that I found. I have a Custom Shop '60 Closet Classic that I absolutely LOVE, and I also have one of Wildwood's Thin Skin '52 Teles with the 9.5" radius neck. I ADORE my strat, but I must admit that the more modern neck on my Tele is easier to play.

I found a Custom Classic strat that's almost identical to my '60 strat, except it has the modern neck and different pups. I've been a vintage guy most of my life, and I am considering a change to the Custom Classic.

Does anyone own one of these Custom Classics? Any experience with both the vintage 7.25" neck vs. the 9.25" on these Custom Shop strats?

Looking for some insight... THANKS!!
 

marsos52

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i dont have a custom classic strat ... haha ... i have two of them...
one with a maple neck and alder body and the other is a rosewood board with ash body

i have had many strats from real vintage to parts guitars and a couple of melancons
and vintage reissues

none kept my interest and then i found the custom shop custom classic and soon added a second the only things i changed were the trem springs to raw vintage and the pickups the maple neck has 50's pups and the rosewood/ash has 69's

i can and have played 7.25 radius no problem for me but i do like and am comfortable 2ith the 9.5 in the custom classic
 

777

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It has a C shaped neck & is smaller then either my '52 RI Tele or my R7 (of course!)

 

martysnarf

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Thanks guys!

What I am trying to figure out is this:

My concern is: I am used to the the neck profile of my vintage strats. However I like the fretboard radius of the 9.5". I HATE the feel of the new American Standard strats in the store, and I am worried that the Custom Classic neck might feel more like an American Standard than a vintage neck.

I know it's hard without actually handling the guitar first, but that's the tradeoff with buying over the internet. A lot of this is personal preference, too. There's a TON of knowledge and experience on this Board, so I love all the insight and opinions on here!
 

uke

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They usually weigh in at over 8 lbs, have a bird's eye maple neck, and a thin finish. The pickups are very crisp and clear sounding and handle overdive real well. Playability is excellent. Mine sounded better with 9s compared to the 10s it came with, took me a while to find that out though. The trem also works great.
 




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