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Happy NGD to me! (Strat content)

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My new toy (courtesy of the wife) arrived this morning :D

 

Arrived on time, bang on the earliest time quoted by DPD at half 10 :)

 

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I spy tweed!

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One Fender Stratocaster 60th Anniversary 50's Stratocaster in Desert Sand:

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I opened the case to inspect, and now she's shut away until properly acclimatised to room temperature. I'll be getting some more photos once that happens this afternoon :thumb:

 

Then it will be time to rock and roll.

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OK here we go, some better photos.

 

First of all, we love a bit of genuine tweed!

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Hang tags. A silly little thing to like, but it's great to have:

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A little book on the history of the Strat:

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Solid, reliable 5 way and traditional volume/tone knobs. Position 4 is a new combo to me, neck and bridge pups (normally is neck/middle), but sounds AMAZING.

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Lovely one piece maple neck/board with medium jumbo frets:

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Heel end truss rod adjuster, should be fun to adjust (neck off job):

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A lovely touch, a little embedded medallion to commemorate the Anniversary:

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Engraved commemorative neck plate:

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The business end without flash:

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With flash:

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Lovely anodized scratchguard:

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Gratuitous headstock shot:

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Vintage style locking tuners:

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And last but not least (for now) a long shot:

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She is acoustically resonant beyond belief, I've never had a Strat so responsive in that sense. The soft V neck is a pleasure to hold, so so comfortable, and the glassy board is a delight to play.

 

Impressed? You bet your 1950's *** I am!

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Cheers guys :D

 

Needless to say I took the wife on a shopping spree yesterday :D One happy wife, and one happy me! Now the guitar has settled in at home, I'm going to tweak the rod slightly to add a little concave curve to it, which will be fun as I've never had a heel end 'rod before.

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Just another congrats to you, Nick. Looks good. I have a 40 ann. I've always kept because it feels and sounds just right. Hope your's is the same on both counts.

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congrats and great guitar I bought the same one myself earlier this year.

 

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Superb review buddy, take it that the site is your own? :)

 

I must say I saw quite a few photos of that case and felt a little bummed that I'd got a regular tweed, BUT, I didn't know the cubby hole was so tiny, so I now feel I've lucked out :D

 

 

Nice Strat. Love the case too. Congrats and Happy NGD.

 

Thanks buddy :) I'm loving it!

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Just another congrats to you, Nick. Looks good. I have a 40 ann. I've always kept because it feels and sounds just right. Hope your's is the same on both counts.

 

It sure does my man :) She's settling in nicely at home, and a little setup next week will see her perfect :)

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