Thin skin Strats - all that?

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  1. michael patrick

    michael patrick Supporting Member

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    Has anyone tried a thin skin Strat? The reason I'm asking is because I didn't bond with the EJ Strat I tried mostly because of the neck. But I like the neck on my '62 reissue, and I see Dave's has some thin skin '62 reissues... and I'm feeling GASsy....:BEER
     
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    I'm enjoying my '62 TS RI. That and my CAR EJ Strat have been the go to Strats all summer. Both have treated me well...I probably go to the thin skin a little more because I'm more a rosewood kinda guy.

    If I had to say one bad thing about the '62 TS RI I have is that it was horribly setup when I got it. I spent some time setting it up and got it dialed in for what I like and it's a great guitar now. When I bought it I requested the guy go through each of them and pick out the most acostically resonant one. And I can say...mine is very resonant.
     
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    Thanks! I live within driving distance of Dave's so I'd be able to pick out a resonant one for myself, thankfully.

    But having said that, it's still a 2 1/2 hour drive each way, and with gas prices what they are, I'd like to hear more about them before I take the plunge, er, drive...
     
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    The only thing I'll probably change are the pickups, outside of that I really am enjoying mine. I haven't 2nd guessed it.
     
  5. AJ Love

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    I think they are very nice, for Fender, but I think at that price range a great G&L with a pickup change far surpasses them, and a you could get 2 G&L's with Lollar or Fralin pickups at the price range.... other guitars (imho) that surpass a Thin Skin Strat in the same price range would be a used Grosh or used Melancon or if you search for a deal a used Fender Custom shop....

    you're looking at $1440. There's a LOT of great guitars you can buy used for $1440
     
  6. sweetpea

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    I just received a Thin Skin strat (thanks Vaughn), and it is a very nice guitar. It is super alive and resonant. Not to mention, a nice weight at 7.4lbs. I will be rewiring the lower tone control ala EJ style and replacing the bridge pup with a EJ bridge pup. The neck and middle sound great stock. I might put a couple of Suhr LPV60's in the neck and middle down the road as I just love those pickups.
    All in all, a very nice guitar with a great feeling neck and super thin nitro finish. The neck pocket joint is about as tight as I have seen on any fender. Come to think of it, a bone nut would also be a nice improvement. But no big deal. Heck, depending on how it sounds live will determine if anything needs to be improved upon. Classic strat with a spanky tone! ;)
     
  7. michael patrick

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    I just bought one, & me likey!
     
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    Good work Seafoamer!:AOK
     
  10. rbisherw

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    Cannot comment on the Strats, but my TS Tele is a great guitar.
     

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