NGD AM Special Strat

Bevo

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I know you guys are not the biggest Strat fans but for those who like em, check my new baby out!

The band I jam with are into blues and classic rock and although I am a metal guy these are my buds so this is what we play.

I wanted a guitar that cleaned up nice and had some single coils and looked at a few but this one caught my eye and as soon as I sat down with it I was sold.
The neck is really stunning, smooth with the perfect radius, and the fret work is spot on. The total comfort sitting or playing standing is really nice although the guitar is heavy.

These AM specials come with Ash which is an up charge for the other versions of the AM series...so I was told. I also really like the big headstock, it looks old and new!
Tone wise the HB has a decent output and I really don't feel the need to change it it sounds that good!
The 5 way switch is amazing, I have never had so many different tones with a single switch like that.

The honeymoon is still on but I have had it for two weeks so it may stick...onto the pictures!

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I don't know why so many guys lead off Strat NGDs around here thinking SS.ORG hates Strats.We love Strats and that is a beauty. Personally I think the AM specialis the best buy in the Strat world.
 

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I love the Am Specials, if i didnt already have a strat i would buy it in a heartbeat! happy ngd.
 

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Your right, I should know there is lots of Strat love here.

We should make it official and start a Fender Love thread..
 

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Your right, I should know there is lots of Strat love here.

We should make it official and start a Fender Love thread..

There's plenty of Tele love too, and yes, we should totally do a Fender Love thread!

To the OP - congrats! I built a Partscaster Tele for Rage Against The Machine & The Police purposes so I understand why you did it! :yesway:
 

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That's killer dude, and like yellowv said, the American Specials are definitely the best bang for your buck Strat. They are highly underrated. Congrats!
 

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Congrats! That's one beautiful piece of equipment. :)
I love the large 70s headstocks, and the dark shell pickguard/blonde finish contrast is really easy on the eyes as well. And the way you describe it, she sounds as good as she looks ;)
 

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Thanks guys it is a nice player for sure!
I am always looking forward to come home and play it.

This weekend I am getting a AM Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 2-12 combo to go with it. I played one last week with the Strat through the HD500 into the FX and it was killer.
Can't wait...
 

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That really is a lovely strat, congratulations!
I would prefer a black pickguard but that really is up to ones own taste...
 

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wow that natural finish is killer! love the guitar man! i have two strats myself and they are my go-to sixer's. really would love to pick up an AM special like this one though. beautiful guitar! congrats!
 

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HNGD! Out of interest, is there any reason why some strats have slanted or straight pickups? I guess a HB wouldn't look right slanted, so all are straight...
 

Mordacain

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HNGD! Out of interest, is there any reason why some strats have slanted or straight pickups? I guess a HB wouldn't look right slanted, so all are straight...

The bridge pickup is the only pickup slanted in a standard strat config. This accentuates the high frequencies on the higher strings. You see the same orientation with a tele.
 


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