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Susanna Hoffs playing a Strat

IMMUSICRULZ

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The thread is a no brainer, but I believe this Strat was a 1967 Strat played by Vicki Peterson of the Bangles, who also owned it. You can tell its a transition Strat because it has the rosewood fingerboard and does not have the black lettering on the headstock. That didn't appear on Strats until 68. And look at that tambourine Susanna is holding...I really like her style!

I believe Susanna Hoffs also owned a few Strats herself. But almost everyone knows that she has her own line of Rickenbacker guitars, and she also has played a Guild 12 string, and a Gibson SG. I hope this thread interests some LPF users and doesn't offend anyone.

I am also posting this because today is Susanna Hoffs 63rd birthday. For a woman in her sixties, she looks at least 40 or 50. Her voice still sounds like it did in the Eighties.

But I hope somebody stumbles upon this thread and replies to it. Thanks
 

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Look at how young she looks , oh my goodness this had to have been from the Bangles earliest days ! This does not offend me in the least as I am a fan of hers and the Bangles . This image has got be from 80 or 81 I would think ?
 

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Look at how young she looks , oh my goodness this had to have been from the Bangles earliest days ! This does not offend me in the least as I am a fan of hers and the Bangles . This image has got be from 80 or 81 I would think ?
Probably 82.
 

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The thread is a no brainer, but I believe this Strat was a 1967 Strat played by Vicki Peterson of the Bangles, who also owned it. You can tell its a transition Strat because it has the rosewood fingerboard and does not have the black lettering on the headstock. That didn't appear on Strats until 68. And look at that tambourine Susanna is holding...I really like her style!

I believe Susanna Hoffs also owned a few Strats herself. But almost everyone knows that she has her own line of Rickenbacker guitars, and she also has played a Guild 12 string, and a Gibson SG. I hope this thread interests some LPF users and doesn't offend anyone.

I am also posting this because today is Susanna Hoffs 63rd birthday. For a woman in her sixties, she looks at least 40 or 50. Her voice still sounds like it did in the Eighties.

But I hope somebody stumbles upon this thread and replies to it. Thanks
I love her:love:
 

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That strat is an early 80s '62 reissue.

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It should also be noted that part of the reason why The Bangles reformed in the Nineties is because Susanna Hoffs' husband, Jay Roach, was the director of the Austin Powers movies and wanted the Bangles to create a song for the Austin Powers soundtracks.

Susanna also did the soundtrack alongside Go-Go's members Jane Wiedlin and Chralotte Caffey to the 1995 film Now & Then, which is one of my favorite films. All those years I've seen the movie and I never realized who did the soundtrack.
 

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I follow her in IG. She really loves the Ric thing. Plays a Ric 12 almost exclusively, and did the last time I saw her at Kaaboo.

Plenty of pics of her with different teles than the one posted above.
 
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