Topic: NGD Fender Elite

I heard so many good things about it and it's made in America, the Fender Elite
I wrangled a bargain price (Black Friday) check out the photo and it arrives Tuesday in a hard shell case yahoo!! https://media.sweetwater.com/api/i/f-we … .auto.webp 

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SWEET. need i say more?     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Phill Williams wrote:

SWEET. need I say more?

Thanks Phill, Yes it is sweet smile I hit 77 last month and at my age, there are few pleasures I can indulge in at least I will go happy money ain't no use when your on the other side of the dirt may as well enjoy it now smile     

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true my friend, there aint no pockets in shrouds. haven't heard much about the band lately, are you still going?     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Real Nice Russ

Here is a link to  demo - might answer questions on the S1

If I could play like this player - I'd own one for sure.

If I was 30 years younger I'd want to be sitting on the couch with her - forget the guitar! smile


Have fun Russsell
Jim     

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Real Nice Russ

Here is a link to  demo - might answer questions on the S1

If I could play like this player - I'd own one for sure.

If I was 30 years younger I'd want to be sitting on the couch with her - forget the guitar! smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drJX_rbBwhc
Have fun Russsell
Jim     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Couldn't get the photo to work, but the video was quite good!! Happy NGD!!!

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
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We are just recording original songs at the moment on my Tascam DP24 and the drummer is doing side gigs with another band but we still remain, friends, my health has been a hindrance to gigging I am dealing with emphysema brought on by my own ignorance from smoking, that and advancing age but I remain optimistic smile 

Phill Williams wrote:

true my friend, there aint no pockets in shrouds. haven't heard much about the band lately, are you still going?

     

"Growing old is not for sissies"

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Thanks Richard I am really looking forward to picking it smile

neophytte wrote:

Couldn't get the photo to work, but the video was quite good!! Happy NGD!!!

Cheers

Richard

     

"Growing old is not for sissies"

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TIGLJK wrote:

Real Nice Russ

Here is a link to  demo - might answer questions on the S1

If I could play like this player - I'd own one for sure.

If I was 30 years younger I'd want to be sitting on the couch with her - forget the guitar! smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drJX_rbBwhc
Have fun Russsell
Jim

lol you and me both! thanks smile     

"Growing old is not for sissies"

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Beautiful guitar, Russell ... that Sky Burst Metallic finish is just stunning, and I've always preferred their maple necks to the ebony / rosewood capped ones. I did a bit of reading on it, and discovered that it has noiseless single-coil pickups ... I didn't know such a thing existed. Nice purchase, and may you have many years of enjoyment with it.     

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I can't see the guitar from what you posted Russell     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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Tenement Funster wrote:

Beautiful guitar, Russell ... that Sky Burst Metallic finish is just stunning, and I've always preferred their maple necks to the ebony / rosewood capped ones. I did a bit of reading on it, and discovered that it has noiseless single-coil pickups ... I didn't know such a thing existed. Nice purchase, and may you have many years of enjoyment with it.

Thanks TF I was quite smitten with the appearance and one nice feature it has is the neck is a C shape but at the top it contures into a D shape to allow easy fretting for those high screaming notes love it! smile     

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TIGLJK wrote:

I can't see the guitar from what you posted Russell

I will remedy that give me a sec to fetch 
   https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … ingerboard

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The pic came up with me! I fell in love immediately. Then I checked out Jim's vid and loved it even more. So I checked out the price on UK websites...£1400 or there about, lefties are £1800 ish and that's with the rosewood neck. If I'm going to get one, and I really want one, I want a maple neck. I wonder how much they'd want for that?
Just as an aside. Clapton saw various Americans playing Strats in the late 60s, but couldn't get the maple neck in the UK, so he bought several in the US while on tour with Cream!     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Russell_Harding wrote:
TIGLJK wrote:

I can't see the guitar from what you posted Russell

I will remedy that give me a sec to fetch 
   https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … ingerboard

Is it in "sky burst metallic"? It's a nice colour ... !!!

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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Russells's links worked perfectly from my location.     

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Russell

Got it now - what a beautiful guitar.  I would love one, but  way ut of my price range. If I had the skills of some the players on here I might consider it, but with my playing ability it would be a poor investment.

Thanks for showing this Russell - and many happy hours of playing this beauty!

JIM     

Your vision is not limited by what your eye can see, but what your mind can imagine.
Make your life count, and the world will be a better place because you tried.

"Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except only the the best." - Henry Van Dyke

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TIGLJK wrote:

Russell

Got it now - what a beautiful guitar.  I would love one, but  way ut of my price range. If I had the skills of some the players on here I might consider it, but with my playing ability it would be a poor investment.

Thanks for showing this Russell - and many happy hours of playing this beauty!

JIM

Thanks Jim smile it is a beauty to be sure,  I have an ongoing account with Sweetwater for the last 10 years I run up my credit and pay it down but it seems I am always finding new toys so in effect I am leasing not owning but it works for me smile  To get the skills you have to practice and study if you wish to excel this is a formula for life in any endeavor smile     

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Phill Williams wrote:

The pic came up with me! I fell in love immediately. Then I checked out Jim's vid and loved it even more. So I checked out the price on UK websites...£1400 or there about, lefties are £1800 ish and that's with the rosewood neck. If I'm going to get one, and I really want one, I want a maple neck. I wonder how much they'd want for that?
Just as an aside. Clapton saw various Americans playing Strats in the late 60s, but couldn't get the maple neck in the UK, so he bought several in the US while on tour with Cream!

Phill it is more then a beautiful guitar it has some updates on the fretboard which make it lot easier to reach the notes on the upper frets and I like the maple necks also, there is no difference in price for the maple neck at Sweetwater I wound up playing (with tax) 1740.00 and it includes a hardshell case! smile     

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With the exchange rate, that works out very similar. All the ones I've seen on the web have the hard case also. I did find a site advertising the maple neck but I want to see if they'll take my old Strat in part exchange. I don't play it now, but I miss the whammy bar! Then I still have to work on Ann!!!!!!!! Wish me luck     

Ask not what Chordie can do for you, but what you can do for Chordie.

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Phill Williams wrote:

With the exchange rate, that works out very similar. All the ones I've seen on the web have the hard case also. I did find a site advertising the maple neck but I want to see if they'll take my old Strat in part exchange. I don't play it now, but I miss the whammy bar! Then I still have to work on Ann!!!!!!!! Wish me luck

Keeping my fingers crossed for you smile most will not except a trade in I tried that and was told to sell it on Reverb.com Happy Holidays to you and Ann smile     

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Wow, they are pricey down here in Australia:

https://www.kosmic.com.au/fender-americ … t-metallic

$au3400!!

Cheers

Richard     

-[ Musician, writer, guitarist, poor singer ]-
My songs             http://neophytte.mine.nu/audio/
My Soundcloud   https://soundcloud.com/neophytte1
My YouTube         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHnDpTAPTUE&list=PLhpGn51pPqN6q8kmuORnuWcAXRF1_b1zV

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neophytte wrote:

Wow, they are pricey down here in Australia:

https://www.kosmic.com.au/fender-americ … t-metallic

$au3400!!

Cheers

Richard

Wow! that's about 2 times what I paid for it some really heavy tax or plain old greed going on down under     

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WOW!!! this Strat is outstanding only one thing to make it better is to change strings. my friend who is a good player just got one and told me the same thing but other than that it plays and sounds beautiful! I will put up a video when I get the chance I am really busy with a new song and I get together tomorrow for a recording session to lay a rhythm track with the drummer
the bass and primary rhythm tracks were recorded last week along with a rhythm machine and then come the vocals and harmonies and of course a nice tasty lead solo smile     

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