new NOS 60 custom shop strat

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  1. keith_t4e

    keith_t4e Member

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    Well I got it. Sorry, I don't have a digital camera for pics. It is daphne blue. I love it. It plays probably the best of any I've owned. It should be noted that I've owned 62 re which were great guitars as was the 62 tele I owned. American reissue regular production model guitars are great guitars. I'd love to get a 57. The NOS has a great finish job on it. The rosewood slab board is great. Personally I like the vintage tremolo bridge. The frets are very small as are all vintage stuff. The pickups are noticable slanted with one end up significantly higher than the other. The handbook gives the specs on this. I love the guitar and got it at Chuck Levins at a great price.
     
  2. Marty Horne

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    Congrats on your new guitar. If I was in the market for a strat, that's the one I'd get (and in that color also). Some pics and a tone report would be appreciated.
     
  3. Marty Horne

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    Sorry, I missed the part about not having a camera but how about a tone report?
     
  4. keith_t4e

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    very stratty. The pickups are not very hot as I knew they wouldn't be. It should be noted that the tex mex fender puts in some of the cheaper models are some outstanding pickups. The pickups in this one which I think my be the 50s or vintage custom shop pups are very sweet sounding. I've been trending towards low to medium output pups in all my guitars ie clasic 57s, burstbukers, vintage strat etc. I"d like to hear the virtual vintage HOT pickups in something like a 335. I'm playing the strat though a JCM800 which unfortunately has a 4x12 cab with 80 watt celestions-----a speaker that makes an allready bright situation even brighter.

    Over all the guitar is great probably one of the top two or three models fender makes now. I put the NOS equel to the relic and closet clasics. Honestly the American Vintage 62 rosewood and 57 maple are great for the money. I was going to get a Knopfler but there were just too many mixed reviews out there. The NOS plays and sounds sweet for strat style music. If you want to do something like "Man on the Silver Mountain" you may want to consider hotter single coils.
     
  5. xdisciplex

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    i have the same guitar and i love it.
     
  6. Srini

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    Sorry for being a tad cynical here, but doesn't "NOS" mean "New Old Stock"? So, if this guitar is not really a 60s axe, how can Fender call it NOS?

    Srini
     
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    The same way Fender can call a "50's Relic" a 50's relic. Since the terms themselves are not legally accepted nor binding, they would have no problems using them.
     
  8. keith_t4e

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    It is a gimmick though a very nice guitar. I liked it more than a relic. I take great care not to ding my guitar. Why would I want a pre dinged one? The other closed classics are known for checking on the finish etc. Also, I find the American Vintage regular production model 62 reissue to be a very nice guitar.
     
  9. satinsixstring

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    Congrats on the new strat!

    My brother owns a daphne blue Thinline Tele - awesome color!
     
  10. keith_t4e

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    the pickguard is a creamy color which makes it look older and I think beter than a bright white one.
     
  11. buddastrat

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    post some pics. Sounds sweet. All I ever see are bright white pickguards on the NOS.
     
  12. newstrat60

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    Hello everyone,

    I have this exact same Strat, in Daphne Blue, but mine is "Closet Classic", so there are crakles in the paint finish

    it's my only guitar since 3 year, i love it, i hope i would never have to sell it.

    My only concern : i play her only in my bedroom in a Blues Jr, and i feel my Strat deserves a better amp :)
     
  13. keith_t4e

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    I agree with you. Though I'm sure it sounds great through your blues Jr, a high end guitar like that should have a litle something more so you could hear what it really sounds like at a gigable volume.
     
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    Keith:

    I'm sorry, but we're gonna need pictures at some point in this thread. Hope you asked Santa for a digicam!

    Now get crackin', mister! I'm jonesing for this exact guitar!

    Ho, ho ho ... Merrry Christmas!
     

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