Week late NGD - Fender Classic 60s

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by TimTheViking, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-Nut

    Feb 13, 2019
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    You may recall me posting on this guitar in another thread as I was going through the buying process.
    This is a 2002 MIM Classic 60s in Burgandy Mist with a rosewood fretboard.
    $300 with Fender HSC.

    While the Strat was in pretty good shape, it was not play ready. The switch was bent over and did not work in the bridge position and the wiring inside had been "tended" to at some point and some of the wires were a bit short and the solder job was less than excellent.

    So this is really the first time I've had to make repairs on a guitar I picked up used.
    Pulled the neck off and replaced the switch, then lengthened the wire that connected the neck pickup so it would follow the route properly. (soldered and shrink-tubed) The pick guard would not lay down flat otherwise. Cleaned it up and polished the metal with Turtle Wax Chrome Polish. It worked pretty good. The bridge looks so much better. I'll post a comparison picture later. New strings and a total setup on it. I think I have a new favorite. I really like the narrower vintage frets. They do need a bit of polish but I think I'll wait on that unit I put on the next set of stings.

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    Last edited: Oct 14, 2019
  2. kniah

    kniah Squier-Meister

    Jan 30, 2019
    Waltham, MA
    Stunning! Congrats!
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  3. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Nov 24, 2018
    Burnin some Nitro...
    Wow Tim, congrats. She is beautiful and a great color.:)
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  4. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    I really like that color. You don’t see that every day. Sweet and congrats!
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  5. Now THAT burgundy mist I really like.
    That fretboard looks amazing!
    I'm not a fan of the CV "burgundy mist" with matching headstock.
    I saw this posted somewhere … a penny maple(?) as it was called. Lighter color that your burgundy mist and I believe it was a USA guitar.

    Strat Penny Maple.jpg

    Cheers, Barrie
  6. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Sep 27, 2014
    Classic SERIES 60s....classic 60s isn't a model name.....

    NICE Strat!!!
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  8. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    It's a beauty !

    HNGD !
  9. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    MZ11 serial is a 2002 ?

    I Thought older ones had the serial on front .
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  10. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    That Penny Strat is the US made Performer Strat, with the awesome sounding Yosemite pickups. I have the rosewood board version in Honeyburst (my avatar). It replaced the American Special with Texas Specials as the least costly American made Strat.
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    • Serial #: MZ1162994
    • Fender registration/serial search
    According to this, a 2001 model year. (MZ1)

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    Cheers, Barrie.
  11. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    HNGD! Very nice Strat, congrats!
  12. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-Nut

    Feb 13, 2019
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Yep, it is. When I first saw it I thought it was 2011-12. But not...

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  13. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-Nut

    Feb 13, 2019
    Chesapeake, Virginia
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  14. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Beautiful guitar! May you make lots of music together.
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  15. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
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  16. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    A steal of a deal!.. congrats!..
    Looks amazing!.
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  17. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
    These colors all work so nice together, congrats and enjoy !
  18. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Squier-Meister

    Sep 6, 2014
    Quite a looker--and a real nice, dark rosewood board.
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