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    The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Even after all these years, sometimes our primal passions still overcome any rational considerations--like retirement, college tuition, etc. My best friend has (finally!) decided to get his bad self a well-deserved 1924 Lloyd Loar Gibson F-5, and is raising the Big Green. Of course, I just wanted to help! Sooo...I made my contribution to the cause, and gave this little piece of Heaven a good home:

    https://richrussell.smugmug.com/1956...-Stratocaster/

    Friends, in Stratlandia, there is NOTHING that can touch an all-original, 100%, maple neck, Ash body, Bakelitely piece of Fullerton Poundcake--enjoy!

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich R View Post

    Friends, in Stratlandia, there is NOTHING that can touch an all-original, 100%, maple neck, Ash body, Bakelitely piece of Fullerton Poundcake--enjoy!

    That's an alder body, as it should be by 8/56.

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    No, it's Ash, just look at the grain--it's easy to recognize. There are even some early '57s that have ash bodies.

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich R View Post
    No, it's Ash, just look at the grain--it's easy to recognize. There are even some early '57s that have ash bodies.
    It absolutely, positively is alder. I'd bet my own '56 Strat on it.

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    I'd guess alder as well.

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Nice hard tail !

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Hogy's right. Killer 56! My favorite Fender neck!

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Well, of course ash is a beautiful wood for strats, but Brownie was alder, so I would take alder anyways!

    Killer guitar, specially for the hardtail. That's my dream guitar and I would choose to own one like her than, let's say, a burst if prices didn't matter in this world

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Beautiful Alder strat.

    Dwight Yoakam's best recordings featuring signature Tele tone were all done by Pete Anderson using a hardtail strat!!!

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    La Grange !! ? hard tail

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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    A 'Wise Elder' in repose!


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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat

    Very cool...
    though honestly, I wouldn't mid seeing pics of the Loar your friend is adopting.
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    Re: The fire still burns...'56 Strat



    Nice! It has one of the telltales for late 1956 Strats--the worm route in the bridge pickup route "turns the corner" into the route up the middle between the pickups. I've seen that in a bunch of guitars of this era. (I have a Strat with 9/56 body and 10/56 neck.)

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