NGD on the way

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Pine Apple Slim, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    A 2018 American Professional Strat. I've always had a love/hate thing going on with Strats. I started out on Gibson style guitars. I took to Gretsch guitars immediately. I've learned to love Teles, but have never been able to totally bond with a Strat. But... I've never owned a nice USA one, only Mex, Squier, or partscaster.
    Hopefully this time will be the charm!
  2. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Country Gent

    Jun 12, 2012
  3. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
    Looks nice, congratulations,
    I’ve got a fender coming in tomorrow
  4. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Really love the colour, what is it actually called? hope you bond well with it, happy playing.
  5. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
  6. scrimmer

    scrimmer Gretschie

    Apr 6, 2019
    North Carolina
    Cool color!
    Good luck with the bonding process.
    Being mainly a Tele guy, I too have a love/hate relationship with them.
    Haven't owned a strat in years and every time I get the hankerin' for one again
    and pick one up I cannot seem to adjust my right hand style to keep from hitting the volume knob to save my life.
  7. Nice! Regardless of all the other guitars i go through, my strat is still the easiest to play.
  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Love the color Congratulations
  9. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Great color for a Strat, congrats!
  10. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    Not sure the seller just called it olive.
    I found a Fender color chart online and from the photo at least it appears to me to be Antique Olive, Fender's regular Olive appears to be a darker shade.
    Stefan87 likes this.
  11. Pine Apple Slim

    Pine Apple Slim Country Gent

    Dec 14, 2011
    North Alabama
    I know what you mean but I eventually adjust to the vol knob situation if I play it regularly (or I'm careful).
    IMO ergonomically speaking, (body shape and neck feel) Strats are the most comfortable guitar of all.
    No tone control on the rear pickup always bugged me but I'm gonna fix that right off.
    I can never seem to get the trem working to my satisfaction either, but then I'm not really whammy bar guy. I like a non-roller bar Bigsby like on my Falcon best but I rarely use it. I think if I just keep the trem decked and the arm in the case we'll get along much better.
  12. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations - I like that colour, as well!
  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats, hope you bond with this one. Enjoy and HNGD.
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