Fender Vintera 1960 Stratocaster

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    This is a follow up on my recent purchase of a new Fender Mexican 1960 Vintera Stratocaster.

    I've been working 12-14 hour days this week so I haven't had a chance, til now, to do a set up.

    OK: I lemon oiled the dry Pao Fero fret board.

    Didn't drown it but the fret board needed a dose of lemon oil.

    The frets are good and there's no fret sprout.

    String height and neck angle is acceptable.

    No neck adjustments yet.

    I'm going to wait and see how the guitar reacts to a string gauge change and the environment in my home.

    As time goes on, I'll be aware of the neck woods and it may need to be attended.

    It came with .009 Fender strings.

    IMO, too light and I restrung the Strat with .010's.

    I needed to add another spring to compensate for bridge stability.

    I don't dive bomb but I want a little up & down movement.

    I haven't owned a new guitar in a while, so all that clear plastic coverings had to go.

    Heads up............only 3 springs were in the trem cavity and Fender dosen't give extras on this guitar...........so you may want to have extra trem springs.

    Today, I'm going to slightly bend the trem arm to my convienience.

    This basic set up is part of a new guitar acquisition so don't be set back on any personnal adjustments.

    It's needed to make any guitar your own.:agreed:

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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    yladrd61 Well-Known Member

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    I have the 60's Vintera, with the modified 60s Vintera neck, it is the 1st MIM Strat I have played that I really like ;)
     
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    tce63 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    HNGD, looks great :)

    Cheers :cheers:
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    With some adjustments, it's a great guitar.
     
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    PaulHikeS2 Well-Known Member

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    That is very pretty. Love the color. Hope it plays as good as it looks!
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.

    It's Ice Blue Metallic.

    It's a really nice guitar.

    I'm always nervous when I use a vice to bend the trem arm to my liking..............I do a small bend each time till I get the arm at the best personal angle.

    It's a tedious/time consumming thing where I don't want to snap the arm.

    Anyway, the arm is at an angle that's good for me.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    So, how are you liking the new Strat? I've had my eyes on that Daphne Blue 50's model for some time now ... and I have GAS tonight :ohno:
     
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    Vinsanitizer Forum Support Spec. Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    Nice looking Strat.
    Better to use linseed oil than lemon oil.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    I'll get some.
     
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    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    It's a cool axe.

    I'm impressed

    Highly recommended.

    It's a new guitar and it's been a while since I bought a new guitar.

    Here's a 50's off white Vintera.............not blue.





     
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