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    Happy 70th Anniversary

    To the coolest guitar ever designed...

    Pretty nice video by the company


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    Re: Happy 70th Anniversary

    That was cool.

    Jerry

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    Re: Happy 70th Anniversary

    Back around (I believe) 1985 my son purchased this 25th Anniversary Strat from a good friend of mine who was the original owner. My son played it a couple of years and then sold it to an old bandmate of mine to raise money to purchase a new 335 Gibson. As we move ahead 25 years or so I purchased it back, had it restored by a local luthier and gave it to my son for Christmas five years ago. What’s cool is it is still the original finish.


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    Re: Happy 70th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by Laker View Post
    Back around (I believe) 1985 my son purchased this 25th Anniversary Strat from a good friend of mine who was the original owner. My son played it a couple of years and then sold it to an old bandmate of mine to raise money to purchase a new 335 Gibson. As we move ahead 25 years or so I purchased it back, had it restored by a local luthier and gave it to my son for Christmas five years ago. What’s cool is it is still the original finish.

    I had one of those a few years back. It was the heaviest Strat I've ever seen (15+ lbs) but it had the strattiest Strat tones I've ever heard. A nice guitar but I just couldn't use it onstage. It was akin to toting an M-60 machinegun.
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    Re: Happy 70th Anniversary

    I passed on the 70th Anniversary Strat. I do have a 40th and 50th Anniversary Strats and a 60th Anniversary Tele (my avatar).
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    Re: Happy 70th Anniversary

    Quote Originally Posted by phantomman View Post
    I had one of those a few years back. It was the heaviest Strat I've ever seen (15+ lbs) but it had the strattiest Strat tones I've ever heard. A nice guitar but I just couldn't use it onstage. It was akin to toting an M-60 machinegun.
    Yeah, it’s a heavy guitar but a really nice sounding guitar. My son’s main axe now days is a Les Paul so the Strat is a backup if something happens to his main guitars. I still wish he was playing the 335 more. To me, that is one of the best guitars produced.

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