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    Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    On its way to finding a new owner. Great photos and demo video by Duke Levine at TME.




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    Les Paul Forum Member J.D.'s Avatar
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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    I like those early 2-tone sunburst strats. Unfortunately I cannot distinguish between real and fakes, er, replicas.

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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Me neither, so I sent it to George Gruhn when I was buying it to confirm its authenticity. Still have his appraisal.

    Was my first vintage purchase about 20 years ago and lots of noise on fake Strats, particularly custom colors was swirling about.


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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Here's how she sounds in one player's hands:


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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    I could listen to Duke all day long. He's such a great player.


    Nice guitar.

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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Do you know if this guitar was in the Chicago area around the late 90's or maybe as recent as the early nulls? It's probably nothing, but I got a weird sense of deja vu when I looked at the horn and contour.

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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Nope, it's been in Tampa Bay since early 1998 and before that was in NYS.

    Pretty classic looking 1957 or late 1956 look to me, so maybe it has a twin.

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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Fantastic looking old strat, thanks for sharing.
    May interest Eric Johnson

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    Les Paul Forum Member J.D.'s Avatar
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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Does it have a one piece body? Is it ash or alder?

    Edit: must be alder by that date.

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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Not sure on body construction, looks like one as seem is not visible.

    Always thought it was alder, but grain has an ash look.

    TME takes such great high resolution photos that highlight the details...



    Do not see a clear seam on back, maybe at the G string?

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    Re: Pretty nice 1957 Strat

    Quote Originally Posted by 57gold View Post
    Here's how she sounds in one player's hands:

    Duke is the real deal . I heard some Mark Knopfler , some Robbie , some EC . Bravo Duke !

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