NGD!!

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TSims1, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    Saw this one pop up in a local shop. Now I’ve never been a big headstock Strat guy. But the fact it was 1978(the year I was born!), and my fave Strat color combo won me over. So I went to see it and discovered it was a)lightweight(shocker for a late 70s Strat!)and b)a fanTASTIC playing guitar meant only one thing: NGD! All original except the nut and the brass bridge saddles. Long-term goal(own a Fender from ‘78)realized. :)



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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Very nice. Yngwie Malmsteen color!
     
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  3. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Birth year equals super good vibes. That’s a great idea. And I actually like both the small and large headstocks. Congrats and don’t give up this one just because it’s got some years on it. ;)

    Edited... I’ve still got a couple years on you. So jokes are in good fun. That’s a really nice looking Strat.
     
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  4. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Ok I hate you for two reasons:
    1) you were born in 78 and that makes me 12 years older than you
    2) it’s a beautiful guitar and I want one.
    Congratulations great guitar
     
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  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Lol. I’ll turn 42 in two weeks. The age Elvis was when he died. Kinda weird, I’ve always marked my age by the Elvis phases.......and now I’ve almost reached the point where he died, I realize how truly YOUNG he was. Sad.

    Anyways, so far in life I’ve discovered that it honestly just keeps getting better. I hope that trend continues a long time.
     
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  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Totally! This is actually Olympic White, but it’s wild how banana yellow they get. I love it.
     
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  7. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Congrats.

    Sweet looker. Love that color.
     
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  8. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    This one will stay for sentimental reasons, in addition to being a fanTASTIC Strat! And I love Strats. :). But it really is kind of a dream come true, always wanted a good ‘78. Turns out I found one.
     
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  9. dreamingGretsch

    dreamingGretsch Synchromatic

    547
    Oct 12, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    congrats! I love big headstocks too!!! lovely strat!!
     
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  10. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    Aces!
    I’m not a strat guy, but if I had one it would have a big headstock!
    Congrats!

    ps, my ol’ lady is a ‘78 baby. I always joke that I have a thing for older women and now I GOT one!;)
     
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  11. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    you know what they say about big headstocks! :)
     
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  12. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    988
    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    yeah, and when you adjust the intonation on the bridge, you actually are "compensating."

    Very nice strat, I really like those naturally aged guitars a lot better than new models that have been reliced.
     
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  13. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    559
    Feb 16, 2013
    California
    Tony, Tony, Tony......
     
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  14. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    54
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Honestly life does keep getting better, I’m proof of that even after everything I’ve been through
     
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  15. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Birth year guitars for me are collector items and prices! Lol

    Wish I was worth that much.
     
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  16. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I’ve been jonesing for a buttercream one lately. That is absolutely gorgeous!
     
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  17. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Synchromatic

    638
    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congratulations, looks good, awesome you got to realize a dream.
     
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Nice one and congrats - looks to be in great shape.
     
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  19. Snorre

    Snorre Country Gent

    Age:
    56
    Feb 12, 2009
    Walkersville, MD
    You are so right - despite any bumps in the road, the ride keeps getting better as time goes on. :)

    Congrats on your birth year find - that's a really good looking Strat! :cool:

    I would love to get a '63 Strat (my birth year) but Pre-CBS Fender Strats and Telecasters are out of my reach. Instead, I'm on the hunt for an affordable '72 Fender guitar since it's my wife's birth year. I'll most likely get a Competition Mustang but there are some affordable '72 Strats and a couple of '72 Teles out there.
     
  20. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    ConStrats, Tony!
     
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