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where'd you get the body for that thing?

Big_Ryan wrote:

has anyone messed around with duosonics? i have a RI
the 90s mim fender one not the recent squire, and its
just a pure tone machine, sure it doesn't have trem but
otherwise its killer

Last edited: Jun 27, 2011 22:32:29

Alright, who's picking this bad boy up?

Fender Strat Fiesta Red

Jeremy

aqualadius wrote:

Alright, who's picking this bad boy up?

Fender Strat Fiesta
Red

Shock
Definitely refin over burst. Gotta say that neck stamp looks way too pristine for the the date (heck, current runs aren't that clean!) ...and the excessive fret ware "due to flat wounds"... huh? Fishy. Besides, for $29,999 that Fiesta Red had better be hand delivered to my doorstep by Mr. Marvin himself from his personal collection.

fady

I know the neck is ridiculous. It makes me wonder though what the most a strat ever went for?

Jeremy

The original "Blackie" sold at Christie's in 2004 for $959,500. Probably a good chance that'd be the most expensive one...

fady

Anybody thinking this guitar looks more vintage?

http://store.guitar-villa.com/p-17124-1961-stratocaster-blond-rosewood-board.aspx

Some guitars are just put away and other are touched up, refurbished or restored.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

Onslow_Beach wrote:

The original "Blackie" sold at Christie's in 2004 for
$959,500. Probably a good chance that'd be the most
expensive one...

Apparently you are correct but now it's apparently de-throned.

Jeremy

aqualadius wrote:

Onslow_Beach wrote:

The original "Blackie" sold at Christie's in 2004
for
$959,500. Probably a good chance that'd be the
most
expensive one...

Apparently you are correct but now it's apparently
de-throned.

Sheesh! More dollars than sense.

fady

I love the look of a Sea Foam Green Stratocaster...Love it...

Fender Twin Reverb-Amp ('65 reissue)
2003 MIM Stratocaster/1998 Ibanez RG7620

Or a Daphne Blue Mustang...does that count???

Fender Twin Reverb-Amp ('65 reissue)
2003 MIM Stratocaster/1998 Ibanez RG7620

Dont remember if I posted on this thread..... anyway,

I've got Strats and love 'em, had a nice Jag and sold it to a fellow SG101'er, my son has a Jazzmaster....

But, my goto girl is my Ibanez Jet King 4. I swapped out the buckers with Armstrong P-90's. This axe surfs like crazy. Awesome playability and tone.
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Fin Doctors
Crashmatics

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Lately, my Gretsch 5124 (with D'Armond 2000s).

Those wonderful single coils work with the hollowbody and give a great sound that can go from jangly surf into twangy, beefy duane eddy.
Hard to describe; rather than the mellow buttery sound of a Jazzmaster, it has a woody, steely edge to it. More raw. Different. Think of the way the Venture's cover of Ghost Riders sounds (the one with the screaming and the cows), but more so.
Since tweaking it and putting in a different spring, I love the bigsby, too.

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Last edited: Jul 21, 2011 01:19:12

Coolcat wrote:

I built this one. Padauk Top, Chambered Ash Body,
Fender 60′s Vintage Player neck, SD Lipstick Tube
Pickups, American Hardware, Chrome Knobs, Push-pull on
the tone knob to activate neck pickup in any position.
SURFALICIOUS!

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http://coolcatnyc.wordpress.com/

But...where's the tremolo bar?

I play a Strat and have just scored a gorgeous Jazzmaster.....so SWEET!

My new favorite....My brand-new Hallmark Gospel.

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I've never heard one. Does it sound like other Hallmarks or does it have its own tone?

FooserTom wrote:

My new favorite....My brand-new Hallmark Gospel.

This is Noel. Reverb's at maximum an' I'm givin' 'er all she's got.

FooserTom wrote:

My new favorite....My brand-new Hallmark Gospel.

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Wow! For aminute I thought I was looking at my new Custom. Gold hardware was my clue that I wasn't. Nice Axe! Love mine.

Noel wrote:

I've never heard one. Does it sound like other
Hallmarks or does it have its own tone?

FooserTom wrote:

My new favorite....My brand-new Hallmark Gospel.

It's a lot like the 60 Custom, but with an even more full tone. It's slightly heavier, too, but it's solid as a rock.

I love the look of the Jag and Jazz, and I grew up thinking the Mosrite design was the coolest thing ever but I'm a strat guy at heart and would say it's my favorite surf guitar.

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Last edited: Aug 14, 2011 07:31:24

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