Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

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Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:58 pm

I found this used but new at Guitar Center. The previous owner bought it there and returned it after a couple months because he wasn't playing it to get credit towards something else. Came with gig bag and all the tags. I plan to put a one ply black guard on it. I normally don't dig single coil pickups but this one sounds beautiful. I normally do like neck and middle with single coils, but bridge pickups always feel thin and wussy to me. Not with this one. It is really awesome. :) Here are pictures. I love the wear on the neck and body. Doesn't look cheesy to me at all.

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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by aliendawg » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:08 pm

that's what's up! beautiful axe! how does it play?
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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by Telliot » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:15 pm

Yep, that’s fantastic.
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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by Danley » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:26 pm

Part of me hoped this was in 'for sale' :D
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Post by HNB » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:14 pm

It plays really well. :D
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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by countertext » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:00 pm

100%

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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by timtam » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:18 pm

A used, official 'Road Worn' guitar is kind of ideal. You don't know what wear is real and what is reliced. Less cognitive dissonance than buying a 'new' RW.
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Post by HNB » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:53 pm

LOL true. I like that if I bump it into something I don't freak out if it gets a ding or scratch. I almost completely get relic'ed stuff because of that. Otherwise I baby stuff too much.
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Post by HNB » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:32 pm

Black pickguard is so great. Only change I am doing other then putting strap locks on it. :D

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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by countertext » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:40 pm

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by stilwel » Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:12 am

Looks great!! Very Gilmour after the pickguard swap.

I have one of these bodies on my favorite parts Strat. Picked it up from Stratosphere about 10 years ago.
I have RW 60’s aged plastics and a 90’s CIJ ‘68 RI neck on mine.
Love the look, feel and tone of those RW guitars.

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Re: Road Worn 50's Stratocaster

Post by HNB » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:05 am

Very nice! I love Japanese necks. They are normally a slim D and I really love them. The stock neck feels like a soft V at the nut and then a C higher up the neck. I love Gilmore so the swap defiantly was inspired by his strat.
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