NGsD for me...

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Jimi D, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Jimi D

    Jimi D Electromatic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Well, technically I guess it's New Guitar(s) Day(s), but whatever... Basically, been hankering for a good Strat for a long, long time; I sold off the one I used as my Number 1 for nearly 8 years some 10 years back when I went to playing PRS almost exclusively for a bit... I had a PRS 305 that I used as my "Strat" but I always had this nostalgic desire to get myself another good Fender... So I got looking seriously in mid 2016, but my "must play before pay" rule seemed to be dragging me down because I just couldn't find one that suited in my budget range... sure, I played a couple of really cool Custom Shop RI strats that seemed to fit, but non of the more affordable production guitars I got my hands on were ringing my bells... and then these two fell into my lap within 10 days of one another:


    Up top is a 2010 American Vintage '61 "Thin Skin", Candy Apple Red nitro, Fat 50s pickups, 9.5" neck radius and 6105 frets, 7 lb 8 oz...
    Beneath it is a 2013 American Vintage '65 in Shoreline Gold with matching headstock, the famous grey bottom pickups, 7.25" radius and vintage frets, 7 lb 10 oz...

    I absolutely love both of these guitars!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2019
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  2. Lindo

    Lindo Electromatic

    Mar 10, 2019
    Buy them both, and then sell the one you use the least. I can never tell which is a 'keeper' until I've lived with it for a while.

    Alternatively, just pick the best looking, which is the gold one imo.
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  3. Yukimajo

    Yukimajo Gretschie

    Nov 4, 2018
    Exeter UK
    Red, always red. It didn't do Buddy Holly any harm did it? Well not directly anyway.
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  4. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Nice nice, nice Jimi. I absolutely love the candy apple red and those thin skins feel sooo sweet. Double constratulations!!
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats. I just got a '97 CAR myself, so I know how you feel! :)
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  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    I absolutely love Strats. Such beautiful fun toneful guitars. The older I get, the MORE I appreciate them.

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  7. Jimi D

    Jimi D Electromatic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Well... I did buy them both... don't know that I'll be able to chose one to sell... right now I'm thinking I'll just keep the two! :D
  8. Lindo

    Lindo Electromatic

    Mar 10, 2019
    Great, problem solved then! I thought you were trying to decide.
  9. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Wow! I think you did very well. That shoreline gold matching is FINE!
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  10. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Jimi!

    Love the candy red,i had a candy apple red MIJ 60's Strat back in the 90's,i kinda miss it.
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  11. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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