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Two sisters, -74' -73' blondes

britbender

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Here is my new -73 hardtail with an old friend, both refins but original in all
other aspects...

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L.A.Man

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Not exactly sisters but here are my two seventies strats, after years of searching through this time period, these two have made the cut.

The top one is a 74 hardtail that used to belong to Mark Bishop, he used it during his gigging days with his band Ring of Fire. The bottom one is a well used 79, that has been put through the bar band days of yesteryear, and has been one of my favorites of all time.
 

britbender

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There are great guitars to be found in CBS-years too, it just takes a while to find them ...
the two i posted are insanely light weight, especially the hardtail.

is your -74 light too ?
 

britbender

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I suck at describing sound-difference and such, but here it goes...

They are quite different both in sond and feel, the HT is direct and snappy with a lot of growl
the -74 has a little fatter neck and more of a spongy feel.
I've set up the trem to be semi-floating, aka not screwed to the bottom.
There are simularitys too of course.
I like the pickups from this era (some don,t) but the shielding is not great so they are a bit noisy with
a lot of gain...but its only rock n roll ;)
 
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The Shifter

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There are great guitars to be found in CBS-years too, it just takes a while to find them ...
the two i posted are insanely light weight, especially the hardtail.

is your -74 light too ?
Love the guitars, britbender! Love that Klipp too!

My 73 Strat is the lightest guitar I own. Love it!

Thanks for posting yours. :##

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britbender

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Love the guitars, britbender! Love that Klipp too!

My 73 Strat is the lightest guitar I own. Love it!

Thanks for posting yours. :##

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Awesome !!!:dude:

I love the "well worn" look, (and feel)...-73' seems like a good year for strats ;)

i have a -74 Tele that weighs like both strats together, so not all were lightweight sadly
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