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Re: NGD 2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster

Post by LeonardMcCoy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:46 pm

Luckily, the issue has been resolved.

I'll leave a link to the Strat forum discussing the issue and finding a solution myself here.


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Re: NGD 2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster

Post by jay » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:27 pm

Wow...how disappointing and unfortunate.
You should be fine on Ebay...except you will probably be out shipping.
Man, the greatest too good to be true fear :-(

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Re: NGD 2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster

Post by LeonardMcCoy » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Yep, it's a rare lefty of the 50th anniversary model.

Unfortunately, as it turns out, there is a problem to get the neck of the guitar straight since the truss rod can't be further tightenend (also, worn truss rod nut). I have had two luthiers and one guitar technician look at the problem all of whom recommended that I either return the guitar (the seller denies any- and everything) or to get a new neck custom made.

I will have my personal luthier look at it as well whether or not all hope with that neck is lost to decide any further course of action.

Since I bought this guitar on eBay, eBay buyer protection will have to work extra shifts this time around.


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Re: NGD 2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster

Post by jay » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:39 pm

Congrats...left-handed?
Seems to have been very well taken care of, as much as it was played.



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NGD 2004 Fender 50th Anniversary American Deluxe Stratocaster

Post by LeonardMcCoy » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:43 am

I had been hunting down a genuine 50th Anniversary (2-tone sunburst, gold hardware) for a while now, and alas! a potential seller turned up in England. The deal was closed fairly quickly, the delivery lightning fast.

She was used but well maintained throughout, no blemishes. She just requires a fret job of some kind, some maintenance (two loose intonation screws, some corroded pickup screws due to sweat, needs its tremolo blocked a la Clapton) and a professional setup. The sound of the FCN pickups (50's Fender tone but noiseless) and the S1 switching (creamier, humbucker-like) never disappoint no matter the pickup position you're in.
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2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard Ebony (Left-handed)
2002 Gibson "Goldtone" GA-15RV
1990 Ovation Legend L717 (A-bracing)

Finely transcribed Cat Stevens Guitar Tabs (fan project)

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