What’s your favorite Stratocaster?

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  1. aussie_owner

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    Limited Edition American Professional Strat.This one has a channel bound neck.

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    I also played this Strat, also an American Professional, one the Rarities models. Flame maple top, rosewood neck with maple fingerboard. Out of my price range at $2500, but a nice Strat.
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  2. Kevy_Metal

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    My favorite Strat is the 50s reissue I've been playing since 1996. The only change I've made is replacing a scratchy volume pot two years ago.
     
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    Like this?

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    It means that when the tone pot is at “10”, it’s taken out of the circuit completely (as if there was no tone control connected); everything below that, the tone roll-off comes into play as normal.

    I also have a treble bleed on the volume so a pretty wide overall tonal range with that control layout.
     
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  5. customguitars87

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    That's killer! Didn't even know there was a RK strat, usually only see the Teles out in the wild.

    Thank you! The previous owner(s) who had 'em built did a great job.

    That sounds like a sweet build! Warmoth is my #1 choice every time though I highly recommend buying them used because the resale value sucks and you can often get a VERY pricey build on the cheap (though I get that defeats the main purpose of a company like Warmoth aka "customizing" your own...I've found several with specs I really love that I would have been glad to have dreamt up myself).

    The denim flame strat and flame koa strat I posted earlier in the thread I believe were roughly $1300 and $2300 respectively to build new, and I grabbed them for $350 and $600. I'd kinda rather someone else spends the big bucks and then I grab it secondhand for a fraction!
     
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  6. John Hurtt

    John Hurtt Silver Supporting Member

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    Has to be this R/S from Ron Thorn. One piece ash body, brazilian board, flamed maple neck...killer!

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    Out of mine, my favorite above all others, is my old early Highway 1...
    Not fancy by a long shot in comparison to the others especially the Goldie, but it is one badass Strat....
    Second would be my early run Ibanez Blazer, heavy ash, convered pickups, maple neck, original Blazer head before they changed to that half shovel Roadstar head, 3 digit....

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  9. Kurt L

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    Man, that’s pretty!!! Very interesting looking neck joint... can you tell me more about what’s going on back there?
     
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    We shall allow it.
     
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    What Ron called the Precision Lock Neck Joint. http://www.thornguitars.com/socal-htm/rs-specs.htm


    Thorn’s Precision Lock neck pocket design provides 8% more solid contact surface area over a traditional neck pocket by interlocking the neck and body through a custom CNC-machined dovetail lap joint. Stainless Steel machine screws threaded into inserts installed under the fretboard mate the body and neck into a completely rock-solid, sustain-enhancing coupling. The 2+2 ferrule and back-plate configuration allows for a comfortable contoured heel and effortless upper-fret access.
     
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  13. David Garner

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    My favorite is an EJ. I'd love to have a nice 60s reissue one day as well, maybe a Custom Shop.

    The nicest one I ever played was a K-Line in metallic ice blue that had Klein pickups in it (I forgot which ones). That guitar was amazing.
     
  14. ozraves

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    1956 is my favorite.

    Closest thing I've found in vibe to that out of a newer guitar was the G&L Fullerton signature model. Not too keen on the stock electronics in those myself.

    Want to try the PRS version.
     
  15. bojomojo

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    That’s the one.
     
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    My '96 American Standard scratches the Strat itch for me.
     
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    My fave is a Fender 1962 RI "Thin Skin Nitro" I bought from Wildwood a few years back. Sproing and chime and sing and ring. Sonic Blue. Aging beautifully. Fantastic guitar.
     
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    PRS Silver Sky. I can face reality. If this is the new strat then so be it.
     
  20. Windup 43

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    ‘62 Hot Rod Strat with fat neck in sherwood green metallic, I’m on my second one :)
     

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