Vintage Series 70's Strats

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  1. fuzzface71

    fuzzface71 Member

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    What do you guys think? This is the MIA version, not the MIM ones. I can't wait!

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    Only problem now is..I hate "shiny guitars" .. :(
     
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    I have the natural ash body maple board one. It is the best production model guitar made IHMO. It is awesome. Because I'm a rosewood guy, I sometimes wish I'd gone with rosewood. If you like maple boards this is the guitar to get though. It plays great, sounds great etc. You can't go wrong. It is funny you'd ask. I got it from Chuck Levins. Paul S. my friend there and I had the same conversation about how I could buy the 70s instead of the 69 and get a great guitar at a lower price. Having said that, I'd love to get the 69 with a rosewood board.
     
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    I've played both, do I seriously think that the CS $1,500+ more better? Not really, it just has the exact specs that I wanted. The 70's is cool too. I will see, if it would satisfy my GAS.
     
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    So, I guess not a lot guys in here have one. Cool! That's awesome for me when I get mine. ;)
     
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    Out of curiosity,does the 70's strat have the same specs as the '69?

    --Josh
     
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    I know it's not quite up to the same level as a relic '69, but the Highway 1 Strat has the larger headstock and a satin nitro finish so it would "relic" pretty quickly with heavy playing. With a pickup swap it could get you pretty close to what you're looking for without the high price tag.
     
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    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Maple neck, natural ash 70's American LTD Strat? Found this one, looks nice, but yep it's pushing near $1500-

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    I have played a HWY 1. The specs are different from both '69 and 70's.
     
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    Cool! I want one.
     
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    Still cheaper (and better made) than a real 70's Strat.
     
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    Am I the only one that likes those goofy solid colors they had in the late 70s / early 80s?

    I guess we won't be seeing any reissues of those, but I wouldn't mind a pastel blue or orange strat like I could have had back in the day.


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    Orange strat. That sounds yummy! :banana
     
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    Totally forgot about this thread!

    Here's an update, I guess ;)

    Here's my Vintage 70's!

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    And a tad lighter too.
     
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    Ahh, ah, ah.... I have a 1974 alder body that comes in at 5.4lbs.

    I will have to post some pics of it. However, I had a friend that had a 77 and that thing weighed about 11!!!!

    I had a MIM 70's and I LOVED IT. It was great. After a while though, I just was more used to the extremely small "U" shaped neck that the 74 has.....
     
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    i think the natural finish is my favorite (especially w/ maple fingerboard -drools). i think every fender should come with that option
     
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    Anyone else have or tried a vintage seventies reissue?
     
  18. John Self

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    I literally have a dozen '70's Strats and Teles. Some are MIM re-issues that were given a wonderful "relic" treatment and some are the real deal.

    People rag on the 70's era Fenders all the time. I find them to be the same as guitars of any era - there are lemons in every year. Now, I love my 70's Fenders, but I don't always buy everyone I find (1976 models to be exact).

    Don't be afraid of the MIM's or even the vintage pieces - just try before you buy!

    Hope this helps...

    JRS
     
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    You're right, but everyone just stay away from seventies Fenders. They are not that bad. And I think my reissue seventies is one of the best strat I've played and believe me I have played a few.
     
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    I played a MIA one just the other day. The deal breaker was the same as the MIM one -- the fret wires are incredibly small.

    To be really honest, I wish Fender would at least use at least medium jumbos, standard, on everything but Custom Shop models.
     

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