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post Nov 28 2008, 05:52 PM
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Hi there!

Here's my brand new axe, got it exactly a week ago, and I'm quite pleased with it, it's an American Deluxe Strat, maple neck and 3 tone sunburst, with samarium cobalt noiseless pups & S-1 switch. Here's a (bad quality) picture I took:



I always liked strats and knew that someday I'd get one, so the other day I went in my local shop (They have a zillion strats), and I tried several models ranging from american strats/american deluxe and even some signature models. I didn't try custom shop models though, they were too expensive so they were out of question.

After trying several american strats and deluxe I ended up liking the deluxe model better, S-1 gives it versatility and noiseless pickups are a bless, they lose just a bit of twang but I gain a TON of peace in my ears, plus they take distortion better, so they are the right choice for my taste. Guitar finish is just beautiful, the details at the neck joint are better than regular american strats. New two pivot bridge is nice too.

I always liked sunburst strats and maple neck on fenders, so I ordered one, and 10 days later they had my new baby ready, perfectly set-up with a set of elixirs.

An amazing guitar, so different from my SG but amazing in its own way. Time to say goodbye to my telecaster now, I never really liked it much (I have it for sale since march), and there's no room for it since I got the strat!

And that's it, time to play some maiden riffs now! cool.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 06:00 PM
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Very nice guitar, congrats and wish you a lot of nice moments with it smile.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 06:01 PM
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Looks great man! I have the exact same guitar as you except mine is a HSS pickup configuration.

I'm sure your going to be very happy with it. smile.gif

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post Nov 28 2008, 07:21 PM
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Beautiful guitar indeed Fran. With that maple board, you should get a little "brighter" tone out of it. Nice! smile.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 07:25 PM
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Nice axe! I hope you chopp some wood tongue.gif
Enjoy the acquisition biggrin.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 07:32 PM
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Congrat on your new babe ! biggrin.gif
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post Nov 28 2008, 07:35 PM
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Very cool guitar. I wish you great playing smile.gif


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post Nov 28 2008, 07:44 PM
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very vintage i like it a lot *dumb and dumber voice*


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post Nov 28 2008, 08:05 PM
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cool dood:D Nice axe, what im wondering, my fender strat has a way smaller neck than my friend' s and some others. the headstock is way larger too, just like yours, Ill take a close-up pic of mine when it' s back from the shop:D

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post Nov 28 2008, 10:01 PM
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congrats Fran very nice guitar ,i am fender fan also


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Beautiful strat Fran , congratulations!


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post Nov 28 2008, 10:08 PM
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Congrats fran! I wish you many great moments with it!


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Congrats on your new companion biggrin.gif


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Congrats! biggrin.gif

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I've wanted to upgrade from my mexican strat for awhile now.... this is seriously creating a moral dilemma for me... cuz I have the money... but I really should be saving it for other things....

must....fight... the urge..... laugh.gif


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post Nov 29 2008, 02:22 AM
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Looks vintage and great, Fran!
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post Nov 29 2008, 03:37 AM
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Welcome to the American Deluxe club. I've got the rosewood version. It is a joy to play, and everyone who sees it oohs and ahhhs over it.

Congratulations on a fine new guitar.

So how come you've had it for a week and just now telling us? biggrin.gif

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Congrats Fran!!

Very beatiful guitar  smile.gif




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congrats, I have the exact same guitar with same finish except rosewood fretboard, it's a fun guitar to play
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