Happy NOS project guitar, and it's Candy Red Apple!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Congrats, Rich! Let us know how it turns out after the mods/cleanup work.
     
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  2. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    773
    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Very nice looking guitar. That red shows up great. I agree red on a fender is class.
     
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  3. radd

    radd Synchromatic

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    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I can’t believe a production strat has the E strings that close to the edge of the fingerboard. I though my Clapton Strat was bad due to it having a heavily rolled fingerboard. I solved it by buying a Callaham bridge with vintage string spacing advertised by them to solve the E strings being to close to the edge. I needed a six bolt vintage spaced bridge and theirs was the only thing I found. It worked for me?

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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Apparently guitar forums are filled with complaints. I boggles the mind Fender uses a 52mm spacing on the imports and 56mm on US vintage models. Why not make it a uniform 54mm for all models?

    I've looked at Callaham and was tempted but 160 bucks for the V/N Vintage Narrow model, plus shipping, customs, vat. I don't think so... I didn't pay that much for the guitar to begin with so would feel it a disproportiate expense. Granted I do that all the time but at least they're pedestrian Squiers and Electromatics.;)
     
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  5. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Ricochet, congrats on your Candy Apple Red Strat! Once you get that guitar in shape, I'll bet it never leaves you.

    Oh, and I agree that Candy Apple Red is a great color. I've got that color on a Strat and a Pro Jet (CAR/white). :)
     
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  6. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Oh heavens, yes!!! Candy Apple Red is by far my favorite Fender color, hands down. I'd kill for a Tele in it about now.
     
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  7. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    958
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    Yup expensive. My Luthier happened to have one he took off another guitar, I traded him some guitar components I had plus a bit of cash.
     
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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Cool man. I recently got a C.A.R. Strat too, lovin it.
     
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  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tnx Wyn, will do!

    The metallic gives it great depth. 22 Years and not a scratch...

    The American Special and Highway 1(2006+)bridge work as well.

    Tnx LMD, I know you like your Strats as well. :)

    Thank you! Ohh a Tele, don't give me any ideas now!

    Lucky break!

    I've musta missed the thread in my absence. What model did you get?
     
  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    53
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    So you think that these e-strings are close to the fretboard-edge?
    Take a look at mine::eek:
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Is this with the original 56mm spaced bridge? Doesn't look as bad as mine, but it wouldn't work for my style of vibrato.
     
  12. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Outstanding guitar.
     
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  13. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    It is the American Vintage Bridge with 2- 7/32`` string and skrew-spacing. I just ordered the Highway One bridge with 2- 7/32`` hole-spacing and 2-1/16`` string spacing. That should sove the problem.
     
  14. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    958
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    That is what I thought so I first bought a Highway one bridge from Chicago Music. It would not work on Clapton Strat and I returned it.
     
  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Bummer, they must have sold you a pre-2006 Highway1 bridge.

    The US 2-point looks like an increasingly attractive option despite the drilling for the post inserts.
     
  16. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    '13 Roadhouse Deluxe, this thing is killer. Texas Special pickups sound great and it has a preamp built in, the switch is on the volume knob so you don't have to use it ( not active) if the battery dies. One of the tone knobs is actually a 6 position switch like a varitone. 20181215_125929.jpg
     
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  17. radd

    radd Synchromatic

    958
    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I even talked to the tech at Chicago Music prior to the purchase but it didn’t fit. They were great about taking it back. It turned out ok since I fell into that Callaham deal with my guy. It sure is a high quality item.
     
  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Very cool. Heh I planned to fit the same MOTs pickguard on mine.
     
  19. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Go for it, it looks spectacular imo, so '60s hot rod/ surfy.
     
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  20. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Congratulations great score I know you will get it set up and playing and sounding great
     
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