VHNGD - '72 Strat

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VHNGD - '72 Strat

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I've been chasing this guitar around a few owners. Once very nice guy and one shady. Last night I caught-up with it again and bought it.

It'll never be a collector piece. It's a '72 neck (albeit with a 71 serial number on the neck plate according to the Fender decoder thing), and a 73 body (or did he say 74? Can't remember). It's light for a CBS at no more than 8lbs (I'm guessing - that's around what it feels). Pickguard is a Bare Knuckle drop-in with Irish Tour pickups. No sign of the original. Case was non-original too, and no case candy.

All that said, it's a lovely guitar. Really happy with it. Neck feels lovely and I just love the look of it.

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Re: VHNGD - '72 Strat

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Very cool. Collector grade or not, a good guitar is a good guitar. Lovely creamy aging.
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That's a looker you got there mate! Congratulations! Big fan of the BK Irish tours as well.
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That looks fantastic. Bare knuckle pickups are great too 😊
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Thats cool Molly, dig the off white coronation evaporated milk finish. Is it quacky ?

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Very nice guitar.

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Congrats, wow that’s a lovely old Strat. Has to be one of the best colours too IMO
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Nice one - congrats Brian
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I just love old Strats in that colour. Nice one Molly.

It was not uncommon for parts used in Fender’s assembly line to bear serial numbers from different years. So it could even be all original if they are close.

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Was expecting Van Halen content :lol: but this is still most excellent!
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StrummersOfThunder wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2024 6:26 am Thats cool Molly, dig the off white coronation evaporated milk finish. Is it quacky ?
I'll be honest. It sounds a bit shit. We'll, maybe. Bit kind of harsh sounding and a bit dark. I've a set of Josefina CS pickups I can try. The BK drop-in has 300k pots. Would that matter? No worries. I'll just refresh it all and get some clarity and sweetness back.

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An early guitar influence of mine was a teacher who played a Strat like this into a JC120 and a single distortion pedal (maybe Boss HM2) - I thought it was amazing.
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Hot!

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If I’m not wrong I think 300k are generally known to sound a bit on the dark side. Well, I either do remember reading that somewhere or I’ve made it up
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MiniForklift wrote: ↑Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:51 pm If I’m not wrong I think 300k are generally known to sound a bit on the dark side. Well, I either do remember reading that somewhere or I’ve made it up
Higher resistance pots usually leads to brighter toans :thumbup:
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