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    NGD

    Not long ago I got the urge to go the Stratocaster way, have always been a Gibson player with a couple of teles coming in and out.
    I asked around here and had some great advices from other players/owners which I’m thankful for:)
    Today I went out and got the one I’ve always loved the look and sound of.
    Remember when I first saw one in late 96 or 97, so it’s been a long way coming, but it was definitely worth the wait♥️

    56’Ri closet classic





    https://www.flickr.com/photos/195283.../shares/o98452

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    You did real good, Joe......congratulations!

    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    You did real good, Joe......congratulations!

    Thanks brother, and thanks for the support!
    :0)

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    We're here to help, sir.
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    We're here to help, sir.

    Much love,
    Bro

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    Very nice! Reminds me of my Aztec Gold 50th Anniversary MIM Strat. The gold body sucks me right in...
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    Re: NGD

    nice, very nice
    "Live and learn and flip the burns"

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    Re: NGD

    Awesome!

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    Thanks guys
    Warms my heart!

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    Re: NGD

    Have you determined what pickups are installed?

    My 2013 Closet Classic '60 relic was shipped with a set of AY's, perhaps one of the last sets that Abigail wound before she retired.
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Re: NGD

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Have you determined what pickups are installed?

    My 2013 Closet Classic '60 relic was shipped with a set of AY's, perhaps one of the last sets that Abigail wound before she retired.
    Sweet.
    Are all cs pus signed?
    Haven’t got to that part yet as the guitar is
    Perfectly setup and Just sounds amazing,
    So haven’t tried pulling anything yet.

    Btw: how is it with some taking of the cover on the back?
    Is it for easier string change and how about the 3 prongs is it so that some remove one of those and what’s the difference in doing so?

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    Re: NGD

    Abigail marked her pickups with a black Sharpie, sometimes with her name or (generally in later years) with only her initials, "AY". So far as I know, no other pickup techs at Fender ever signed their names to their work.
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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    Re: NGD

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Abigail marked her pickups with a black Sharpie, sometimes with her name or (generally in later years) with only her initials, "AY". So far as I know, no other pickup techs at Fender ever signed their names to their work.


    Ah ok, will have to check that when I take it apart. Right now I’m just enjoying it as it is;)
    Could be cool
    Though to put in some original early 50’s strat
    Pu’s :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Perry View Post
    Could be cool Though to put in some original early 50’s strat Pu’s :0)
    Good luck finding a bonafide set......the number of phonies on the market rivals the amount of stars in the galaxy.

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    Re: NGD

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Abigail marked her pickups with a black Sharpie, sometimes with her name or (generally in later years) with only her initials, "AY". So far as I know, no other pickup techs at Fender ever signed their names to their work.
    As I understand it (and I could be wrong), if Abigail wound them she signed them, and if someone she supervised did it, she initialed them. I have a set in a MIM strat that sounds awesome!
    "We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness." Mark Twain

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    Re: NGD

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    Good luck finding a bonafide set......the number of phonies on the market rivals the amount of stars in the galaxy.

    CAVEAT EMPTOR

    Good point there:)

    Is it possible to check the underside of the pu’s without having to re adjust the height of the pu’s etc?
    I mean is it possible to just take of the string and loosen and carefully turn the pick guard to have a sneak peek, or?

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    Re: NGD

    The next time you do a string change, simply remove the eight pickguard screws then carefully lift the pickguard off and inspect the bottoms of the pickup bobbins. If there are any identifying marks, that's where they'll be. Take a couple of photographs while you're at it.

    If the guitar plays and sounds as you describe I wouldn't change a thing.
    "When injustice becomes law then rebellion becomes duty."

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