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So, it's not a '58 like Buddy's last Stratocaster, but it's a '59 Reissue and it has a BEAUTIFUL neck! I can't believe how good this neck feels: chunkier than my 60's guitars, but easy to play. I definitely have my Buddy groove goin' on this beauty! I tried to get some of the birdseye maple on the neck, but this camera isn't all that great. It's a work of art, though and much better than the necks of my previous '57 reissues.

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Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

Beautiful guitar. I’m always making mental notes of the strats with chunkier necks. I will have to check one out.

Thanks! I really need to do some better photos. It has custom shop pickups in it that sound pretty damned good!

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

Beautiful guitar Matt! I don't hate strats! I recently played a couple of reissues because I was thinking I would like a bit more chunk. I'm really glad I did because I was left feeling that my American Standards are just right for me. That's a good feeling. Don't need to spend more money!!!

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Congratulations Matt! Nice lookin' neck too. It actually (perhaps oddly) looks a bit like my AVRI '65, which is part of the reason it floated to the top when I was trying a bunch. I like those slightly thicker necks and, for whatever reason, I still think the maple boards have a thicker, richer tone for many things.

Smile

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

Nice one! Is this the Fender american original 50s stratocaster?

https://shop.fender.com/en-BE/electric-guitars/american-original-50s-stratocaster/0110112801.html?rl=en_US

https://www.facebook.com/groups/722422647891279/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnZbVMwSVp2QM0kbnT7FGVQ

Thanks everyone! Donald, it's not the one in the picture. Those do look like nice guitars, though. I also have the custom shop pickups in there.

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

Congrats, Matt! She's a beauty! Enjoy! Cool

SurfingDwarf
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Thanks! I haven't gotten to "test-drive" it outside of my little practice room, but my old band, Barry the Hatchet, is reforming soon and this will become my main axe once we do.

Still no surf band down here in Sierra Vista, but who knows? I have played the occasional instrumental with my recent bands, but it's not the same without a real tank on stage. Smile

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

Whatta looker! I was thinking of getting a ‘59 AVRI also, mostly because of the slim d shaped neck - is that what yours has? I’m confused because of your “chunkier” description. May I ask: chunkier than what?

Dan Izen

It's got a chunkier (thicker) neck than 60s guitars.

Matt "tha Kat" Lentz
Otto and the Ottomans: 2014-2015
The Coconauts surf band: 2009-2014
www.theamazingcoconauts.com
Group Captain and the Mandrakes 2013
http://www.gcmband.com/
The Surfside IV: 2002-2005, 2008-2009
the Del-Vamps: 1992-1999, 2006-2007
http://www.dblcrown.com/delvamps.html

That’s so weird since the ‘59 AVRI strats I’m looking at on reverb all say they have the slimmer C to D shaped neck. Do you know what shape yours is?

I bought a '59 AVRI rosewood neck for my '65 AVRI Strat last year, thinking it would be more like a '62 AVRI. Turns out it was a lot closer to the '65 than the '62, and ultimately too thick for me. It's definitely a chunky neck.

Congrats on the gorgeous Strat, Matt!

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Blair-Pongracic Band on Facebook
The Space Cossacks on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube

(Please forgive me for Off Topic , Matt!)

gusto wrote:

Beautiful guitar. I’m always making mental notes of the strats with chunkier necks. I will have to check one out.

gusto, are you maybe interested in just buying the neck? See here: https://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/30794/

Ivan
The Madeira Official Website
The Madeira on Facebook
The Blair-Pongracic Band on Facebook
The Space Cossacks on Facebook
The Madeira Channel on YouTube

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