Ngd - Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - 1960 Relic Antique White

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  1. DPTONE5

    DPTONE5 Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking for one of these used for a very long time. Really wanted one with a birdseye maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. This one came up on the Philadelphia Craigslist at the right price and I couldn't resist. The seller was a terrific guy who had several CS Strats and was letting this one go.

    This is really a little out of character for me. I generally don't want any nicks or large scratches on my guitars and amps. Normal light wear is OK though....LOL...

    Wondering a few things and would like to get your input:

    1. I would like to put strap locks on this as I have them on all my guitars
    2. I may change out the bridge pickup to a single coil size humbucker. I mostly play instrumental rock and need more power and sustain in the bridge. Would keep the original single coil if for some reason I'd ever need to sell the guitar.
    3. Have no idea what string gauge is on this now. I am thinking 0.11's as they are even thicker than the 0.10's I have on my LP. Need to take to my tech. Will likely go with 0.10's on this one for now but I usually use 0.09's on my Strats.

    What are your thoughts on the above? Any issues?

    Here are some pics my friends.

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    Looks great, congratulations.
    Is that a "light relic" or actual wear?

    I like 10s or 11s on Strat style guitars. I'm also one of the few people that likes the single coil bridge pickup on Strats. lol
     
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    Looks sweet!
    Nice find...
     
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    I like it! :yesway:
     
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    justinrhoads80 Well-Known Member

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    Happy NGD. Looks like an awesome guitar
     
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    Friggin sweet! Enjoy that beauty :)
     
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    Thanks guys! Appreciate it.

    It is a light relic. Not the actual wear. The guitar is likely from 2007 or 2008. The replacement certificate was obtained from the Custom Shop this year.

    I am really liking this bridge pick-up. Not as beefy as a humbucker, but really holds it's own. I rolled the tone pot to "8" and added a little bass to the BB Pre-Amp and it sounds terrific through the Jubilee. Definitely will leave that in for now!!

    Getting a set up next week with 0.10's. Want to try that first before jumping down to 0.09's. I have 3 Strats with 9's, so let's mix it up a little!!
     
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    She's a beauty!
     
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    very nice , and it looks like a mint green guard , that's something I,ve done a couple of times , its suttle but effective
     
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