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The Clapton Has Arrived! NGD

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by guitkrazy, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. guitkrazy

    guitkrazy Member

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    After years of Yearning & Gassing I pulled the plug last week! I wanted a Clapton strat, but wanted it in 7up green (which they discontinued in 2009) I was about to settle for another color but I found one! It was worth the wait! & plays like a dream.
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  2. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Wow, I didn't know they made 7-Up that late, nice score!
     
  3. guitkrazy

    guitkrazy Member

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    Well, they actually had to change the name from 7up green to Candy Green for legal reasons. It really is a great guitar- The original owner had all of the case candy (hang tags...) & everything. It has 9's on it and I use 11's so I am going to change that & pull the trem block out so I can use the trem but it really is a work of art
     
  4. Lemon Crush

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    Green Fenders for the win man! Awesome score!!!!
     
  5. Structo

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    I have never seen a strat that color before!
    I knew about Sherwood green but not 7 up.
     
  6. L_Totti

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    Nice! The color really is better than the other options.
     
  7. guitkrazy

    guitkrazy Member

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    Fender for what ever reason discontinued that color- (or on the Clapton model) I think you can get it from their custom shop.
     
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    tonegangster Silver Supporting Member

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    Love the guitar!! (the green not so much), but different strokes!! Congrats!!
     
  10. janosfia

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    Isn't it? A few years ago I almost pulled the trigger on an oly white Strat because the price was fantastic ($350 for a Jimmy Vaughan in the used section--although it was new, must have been a floor model--at Guitar Center) but it wasn't what I really wanted. I wanted a black one to mod to Gilmour specs. I passed on it and instead waited for the black one, and I couldn't be happier.

    Congrats on your new 7-up green Strat. May it bring many years of enjoyment!
     
  11. Windup 43

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    Congrats, love that color!
     
  12. robertkoa

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    Did it come with the Trem blocked?

    Congrats. Others are green with envy.
     
  13. MashedPotatoes

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    The world never has enough great Strats. Congrats!
     
  14. AaeCee

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    Love the 7-UP! My favorite Strat model. I've owned 5, all very nice, and still cherish my 'keeper', a black CS Masterbuilt (Krause) model. The on board boost is addictive. A much more versatile set up than many imagine. Enjoy!
     
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    dang!! Seven up green! Me likey!!
     
  16. Blue Light

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    If someone in the 7-Up company's legal dept told Fender they couldn't call a guitar "7-Up green," then someone in legal is a dumb piece of sheetrock.
     
  17. guitkrazy

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    Yes they put a block of wood in the trem cavity. I am not whammy crazy but I do like to use it on a few songs so I removed it. Put 11's on it and it really plays like a dream. With the TBX (Clapton circuit) the tones are really limitless. Can almost get a humbucker sound or pull it back for single coil love!
     
  18. noctilux1

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    Really nice guitar.
    Congratulations
     
  19. Tonekat

    Tonekat Supporting Member

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    That's a great color, I knew someone back in late 80s who had one that color.
     
  20. tonecontrol

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    nice color, 7up green is very cool
     

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