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    Purely by chance I came across this guitar on Gregor Hilden's site yesterday and nostalgia got the better of me. My very first electric guitar in 1971 was a 1962 strat in sonic blue. I let it go when I was a student at a time when money was more than tight. This guitar is as close to the one that got away (so many years ago) as you can get - apart from the 5-way switch. As always it was a pleasure to deal with Gregor and the guitar should be with me at the end of next week !2008 Custom Shop 1961 Stratocaster NOS-1961-nos-strat-jpg
    Last edited by Ray175; 06-28-2019 at 11:37 AM.

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    Rosewood-board Strats float my boat! Congratulations, and play it in good health!
    Best regards, k

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    We rejoice with you. Congrats !

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    Super sweet.

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    Thanks guys - I'm looking forward to being a 16 year old again (with less hair that is now very grey)


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    What a beauty!
    On the Turntable: Wes Montgomery - Back on Indiana Avenue, Paul Motion Trio - It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago
    Guitar:
    Fender AVRI '59 w/ TI Swing 11s and Tyson Tone pickups
    Through: Polytone Mini Brute II

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    That's classy stratocaster!
    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jx30510 View Post
    That's classy stratocaster!
    Congrats
    Every now and then the Custom Shop produces an exceptional piece of work - given my history of a 1962 strat in this very colour, the videos and photos on Gregor Hilden's site and the exchanges I've had with Gregor I have no doubts that this is an exceptional instrument....... and a darn sight less damage to the bank account than buying a 1962 model for around 25-30k
    :-)
    Last edited by Ray175; 06-28-2019 at 04:13 AM.

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    Has he done a demo on line of this very one? he demos a lot of his guitars on sale, maybe this one?

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jx30510 View Post
    Has he done a demo on line of this very one? he demos a lot of his guitars on sale, maybe this one?
    Yup, Gregor has 3 videos demonstrating this very guitar :




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    Sweet find Ray175. I have an original lefty 61 Strat and it is a very special guitar. The sound of the Custom Shop is very true to the original -- and to me, that's what sets 61s apart from others. Congrats man!

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    Thanks Eddy!