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NGD Finally, my first American Strat.

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by metrokosmiko, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. metrokosmiko

    metrokosmiko Member

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    Earlier this year I tried this exact guitar at my local guitar store while hanging around with friends and wanted to buy it on the spot, but the price was too inflated to justify. Later my family booked a trip to the U.S. so I figured I would look around for a nice Strat there - that would've been in May.
    Anyway, with our trip botched and the local store coming up with a sale to keep afloat during the outbreak, I snatched this for the right price and couldn't be happier.

    The pickups are that sound. The neck feels just great. I set it up with 9.5 strings tuned to Eb.

    You know, I'm not getting "honeymoon phase" vibes from this guitar because it just feels like an old friend already. You can't beat that.

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  2. TL;DR

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    Nice! Congratulations
    I bought my first American strat in 1989, and still love it.
     
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  3. disconnector

    disconnector It's been swell, but the swelling's gone down. Silver Supporting Member

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    There something about good single coil pickups and Eb tuning for sure! Happy NGD!
     
  4. Stu James

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    I can relate, I just got an American special that instantly gave me that awesome authentic strat sound. Love those fender hard cases to!
     
  5. C-4

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    I have always liked that rosewood fret board/ black body combo. Congratulations. I hope it brings you many years of pleasure.
     
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    Sweet Strat enjoy.
     
  7. Sneaks

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    Those American Professionals are all the Strat you will ever need. I just missed out on a 2018 Olympic White w/Maple board myself :(
    It was the first Stat, after playing/owning several through the years, that I immediately bonded with. Timing and the virus induced shutdowns got me on that one.
     
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  8. metrokosmiko

    metrokosmiko Member

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    With a little luck, you'll find one just as good. I'm not saying these are particularly consistent (For me, mine had an edge over the other ones at the store) BUT they're all really good.
     
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  9. TheClev

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    Got my first American Strat back in 2007. It looks like a road worn series by now, but that makes me love it all the more. Enjoy your new guitar, and hang onto it!
     
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    Congratulations! Strats rule!
     
  13. spawndn72

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    Mine came in the mail on Friday. I tried it through my Boss Katana and loved it. Later I tried it through my Blues Junior; those two are a match made in heaven.
    Hope you enjoy yours as much as I am enjoying mine.
     
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    Awesome Strat! Dig the humbucker as well. I hope you enjoy it for years to come :):beer
     
  15. ikan

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    Congratulations on your new axe!

    I'm scouting for a good deal on an American Professional HSS, but in sonic grey. Hoping to find my 1st Strat soon!
     
  16. aussie_owner

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    Nice, I love the Deep C neck on my American Professional Strat. That’s a great looking guitar, enjoy!
     
  17. leftygeetar

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    congrats!
     
  18. Nigel Davenport

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    Awesome guitar! Strats rule!
     
  19. blong

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    Nice axe. Fender is making some of their best guitars, ever. Enjoy!

    Bob
     
  20. tga-3

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    Congratulations! It will serve you well!
     

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