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Lord Summerisle

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We seem to have had a few Les Paul vs Stratocaster, and Telecaster vs Stratocaster threads of late. Seems to me that the poor old Strat is getting a raw deal.

 

So, in defense of the Strat, I thought others might like to join me in showing off the beauty of Leo's greatest creation.

 

Here's my contribution:

 

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This is my 2008 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, candy-cola with a rosewood 'board.

 

For various (very) complicated reasons, this Strat is called "Betty," (even though I do not normally name my guitars).

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Never been much of a Strat fan but watching Mark Knopfler play the intro to Money for Nothing and hearing that tone that only a Strat can make, I'm starting to come around.

 

If I don't find a buyer for my PRS soon I make take a Start in trade even though I don't need another guitar.

 

The one that Lord Summerisle posted is a beauty btw...............

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Jerry, I love those two. The HOG has a flowery Telecaster in stock, and I'm going to go play it... and maybe I'll buy it someday.

 

They also have a Rocky - was this some sort of replica, or did you paint it yourself?

 

 

MIDIMan, my intentions are to modify the Fender a bit... gold tube pickup covers, a gold bridge cover, and gold dome knobs. I don't want to do part and not all, though, so until I find the covers, it will wait. The only set I can find are attached to a set of $200 Kent Armstrongs.

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Jerry' date=' I love those two. The HOG has a flowery Telecaster in stock, and I'm going to go play it... and maybe I'll buy it someday.

 

They also have a Rocky - was this some sort of replica, or did you paint it yourself?

 

 

MIDIMan, my intentions are to modify the Fender a bit... gold tube pickup covers, a gold bridge cover, and gold dome knobs. I don't want to do part and not all, though, so until I find the covers, it will wait. The only set I can find are attached to a set of $200 Kent Armstrongs.[/quote']

 

Pohatu:

 

People are going to start rumors about us, brother ... I want to do the same thing! You can find your pup covers here ... and the knobs and everthing else:

 

http://www.greasygroove.com/search.php?pg=1&stext=strat&scat=27&stype=exact&nobox=true

 

Jim

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Jerry' date=' I love those two. The HOG has a flowery Telecaster in stock, and I'm going to go play it... and maybe I'll buy it someday.[/quote']

 

I was in Sam Ash Saturday, they had a blue flower Tele and a pink Paisley Tele in stock.

 

They also have a Rocky - was this some sort of replica' date=' or did you paint it yourself?

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A friend of mine played George in Beatlemania on Broadway, he made the pickguard & headstock overlays for me, and then I painted the body on an old homemade Strat I had lying around. I have a wall with my Revolution Casino, a fake Rickenbacker bass & Rocky hanging in tribute to the Fab Four:

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Sweet lord those are some real beauties!! Vomer's pink one is just awesome looking! Yum! Here are mine:

 

American Strat Deluxe

 

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Late 80s USA Strat Plus:

 

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Eric Johnson Sig:

 

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1956 Heavy relic Custom Shop:

 

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Are superstrats / hot rodded strats included?

 

What the heck, here are mine....

 

My Charvel San Dimas 1. Based on the early '80s Charvel hot rodded Fenders, these USA production ones are awesome guitars for the money:

 

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My '86 Yamaha SE 350 that I bought in '87. Dead straight neck with super low action and amazing stock pickups. This one can do all the 3 s/c strat sounds with its coil tapped humbucker but it's also an out and out metal machine when it wants to be. It more than holds its own against the likes of my Gibson SG faded and my Charvel and I'll never ever sell it:

 

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Alan

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Are superstrats / hot rodded strats included?

 

What the heck' date=' here are mine....

 

My '86 Yamaha SE 350 that I bought in '87.

 

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I guess those Yamahas are keepers! My buddy has one quite like that from the early 90s, only his is plainer (no binding) and has the HB-SC-HB pickup configuration. He's an amazing player, and that $300 Yamaha is still his main axe to this day (played through some kind of monster Marshall stack).

 

Some beautiful Strats and Strat derivatives on display in this thread!

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