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    So I'm at Sam Ash today buying shipping boxes when I run across one of those cheapo Starcasters. Silverburst with rosewood fretboard one. I'd never even as much as held one before, but when I grabbed it off the wall I immediately liked the feel of the neck, felt just like the Fender Classic 60s strats I've owned. Really full and thick. No sharp frets, I'm liking it. Plugged it in just to make sure the electronics worked, paid the man $60 and out the door I went. Got it home and did a quickie setup and I honestly feel this thing is as good as a MIM standard Strat, of which I've owned at least a hundred. It even has decent sealed tuners. I figured I'd swap out the pickups down the road but through my amp at home I really really like them. They're hot but not harsh at all, just loud.



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    Sweet looking ax. Score!
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      For $60.00? A no-brainer for sure.
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      • #4
        Thanks. Needs a good clean and a more thorough setup, but I couldn't be happier with it.
        I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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        • #5
          I've been eyeballing the single pickup, volume knob-only model...for those EVH moments



          Seriously, if it looks good, feels good, plays good, sounds good...it's good.
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          • #6
            worth it just for that color scheme
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              Quote Originally Posted by Snappy Hat
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              worth it just for that color scheme




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              • #8
                Yup. Full thickness body made of actual wood. No ply.
                I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS"most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player""people overthink ****************""Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.""If it sounds good to you then it sounds good"The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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                • #9
                  Looks great and sounds as if it's good too. Nice catch.
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                  • #10
                    A happy ding-dong don't lie. Sounds like a winning deal.
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                    • #11
                      A lot of people bad rap them, which I never understood. For the price (and $60 even better), I thought the played and sounded pretty damn good. Those necks were all over eBay at one time and were a real bargain for Partscaster builders. One of my favorite guitars of all time (which I stupidly sold) was a maple neck, butterscotch Affinity Squier Strat which was only one notch up the food chain.
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