Guys, pardon me but I've been looking around for that show your new guitar off thread for quite a while and can't find it, so am creating this one to bedazzle you with latest acquisition.
Was in Singapore recently, had intended to buy an amp but walked into a few musical merchandise shops in Peninsula Plaza, saw some good prices on Fenders. Same models in Bangkok run you 1200 usd, were only 800 in this one particular shop. Especially good deals on American Standard Strats. Already have one of those though, so grabbed a Highway One off the wall, had a go at it, was smitten. Went back and bought it next day. Interesting comparing the Standard to this one; obviously similar but different in tone. The Highway One is better for lead, true jumbo frets, as opposed to the medium jumbo on the Standard. Standard seems better suited to chord work, though the H-One is no slouch. Definitely a different tone as well from the rosewood fingerboard. Prefer maple, but after messing with it, you know how it is. String action's a little tricky with the big frets; adjusted the neck several times, readjusted the bridge. Strings were dead, no telling how long the thing'd been hanging on the wall but apparently plenty of guys had put it through its paces. Bridge grinded a little on the pickguard, took care of that with some delicate Swiss Army Knife filing (no gasps, was extremely careful). Springs are tight, will screw around with that later, try to get a little more play in the tremelo.
Anyrate, was thinking gotta show the boys on indianguitartabs.com when I get back, so without further ado, here she is. Favorite Strat body style, black on black. Diggin' the large headstock as well, another difference from the Standard.