banner

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

NGD - 2015 Fender Road Worn Stratocaster black!

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • NGD - 2015 Fender Road Worn Stratocaster black!

    Picked up a super cool black 2015 Road Worn Stratocaster...previous owner had shielded the electronics cavity, upgraded the pickups (Seymour Duncan APS1 & 2 in the neck/middle and Porter vintage custom in the bridge), replaced the neck plate with a 5 digit numbered one (which would correspond to 1961, so either the number had some personal significance or it was just a random number), and even replaced the butterfly string tree with a proper 50's round one). Bridge was already decked and all 5 springs were on it, exactly as I set my strats.

    I picked up a set of Gotoh SD91 Magnum Lock tuners and gave them the Muriatic Acid aging treatment. Since single coil bridge pickups don't work for what I play, I replaced that excellent Porter bridge pickup with my usual black Seymour Duncan JB Jr (which I scratched up a bit with my sandpaper block it to match with the aesthetics of the guitar). Finally, I had the volume knob moved down one spot and filled the hole with a nylon plug (scuffed and minwaxed to look better against the Fender aged pickguard).

    Soft V neck is super comfortable to play and measures at .89 at the first fret and .92 at the 12th. I love the easy playability that these 6105 frets bring to the neck. On this guitar, they're totally level and show no divot marks.

    There's some chipping around 4 of the tuner holes which doesn't bother me at all...fits the motif.

    I haven't weighed the guitar but it's nice and light.

    Killer guitar!

    PICS:
































    1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
    2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
    2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
    2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
    2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
    -------
    1979 Marshall JMP 2204
    1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
    2021 Epic Amplification AR50
    2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

  • #2
    I went ahead and purchased proper Road Worn pickup covers, switch tip and knobs, but while waiting for them it dawned on me to try the same scuff with sandpaper block and rub dark walnut minwax on and off with a paper towel treatment on the current plastic parts that I did with the plug. So dumb that I didn't think of that until after purchasing replacement parts. Here are the results...I think it looks pretty good and I don't think I need those replacement parts now.











    1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
    2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
    2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
    2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
    2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
    -------
    1979 Marshall JMP 2204
    1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
    2021 Epic Amplification AR50
    2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

    Comment


    • #3
      looks cool! betcha it sounds cool too.

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by jeremy View Post
        looks cool! betcha it sounds cool too.
        JB Jr...yes sir, it does!
        1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
        2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
        2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
        2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
        2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
        -------
        1979 Marshall JMP 2204
        1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
        2021 Epic Amplification AR50
        2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

        Comment


        • #5
          Nice score! I love the soft V necks Fender makes, both my Teles have one. That being a '50s Strat, is the fretboard a 7.25" radius? Do you fret out on bends?
          "It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled" - Mark Twain

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Fender_Punk View Post
            Nice score! I love the soft V necks Fender makes, both my Teles have one. That being a '50s Strat, is the fretboard a 7.25" radius? Do you fret out on bends?
            Thank you! 7.25" fretboard radius, yes sir...but it has the bigger 6105 frets. I have a great tech and this thing is set up super well...there's not an ounce of fretting out on this guitar.
            1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
            2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
            2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
            2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
            2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
            -------
            1979 Marshall JMP 2204
            1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
            2021 Epic Amplification AR50
            2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by cliffenstein View Post

              Thank you! 7.25" fretboard radius, yes sir...but it has the bigger 6105 frets. I have a great tech and this thing is set up super well...there's not an ounce of fretting out on this guitar.
              That's great, because it looks like a great candidate for playing Pink Floyd solos. Great pickup configuration too. Well done!
              "It is easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled" - Mark Twain

              Comment


              • #8
                I wish Fender would have never discontinued the original Road Worn Strats. They were great. I don't go for these Vintera Road Worns.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Napthol View Post
                  I wish Fender would have never discontinued the original Road Worn Strats. They were great. I don't go for these Vintera Road Worns.
                  I think there were a lot of people who didn't like them, but every one I'd played was fantastic.
                  Administrator of the SDUGF

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Napthol View Post
                    I wish Fender would have never discontinued the original Road Worn Strats. They were great. I don't go for these Vintera Road Worns.
                    I agree...real proper nitro at that price point...amazing. Ultimately, though, they have to keep sales going. Part of their business model is figuring out how to sell a product that is made to last a lifetime to the same people every few years. They clearly have found a way to do that.
                    Last edited by cliffenstein; 10-13-2023, 08:29 AM.
                    1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
                    2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
                    2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
                    2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
                    2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
                    -------
                    1979 Marshall JMP 2204
                    1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
                    2021 Epic Amplification AR50
                    2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                      I think there were a lot of people who didn't like them, but every one I'd played was fantastic.
                      I wonder how much of that was online conjecture by people who didn't even try them. Then of course, there's the issue of some of the people who bought them just flat not not realizing the POTENTIAL in what they had bought.

                      I just played my 3rd show with this guitar...I'm literally blown away by it.
                      1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
                      2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
                      2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
                      2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
                      2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
                      -------
                      1979 Marshall JMP 2204
                      1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
                      2021 Epic Amplification AR50
                      2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I dig the mojo on that Strat. I know I could get through a set playing it with a smile on my face.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cliffenstein View Post

                          I wonder how much of that was online conjecture by people who didn't even try them. Then of course, there's the issue of some of the people who bought them just flat not not realizing the POTENTIAL in what they had bought.

                          I just played my 3rd show with this guitar...I'm literally blown away by it.
                          It is almost all online conjecture. That's what drives the musical instrument industry.
                          Administrator of the SDUGF

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mincer View Post

                            It is almost all online conjecture. That's what drives the musical instrument industry.
                            It's a crazy thing...people lose out on so much.
                            1988 Fender MIJ ST54 Hardtail Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
                            2012 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin
                            2015 Fender Road Worn '50s Stratocaster w/SD JB Jr
                            2018 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Junior
                            2019 Gibson Original Collection Les Paul Special
                            -------
                            1979 Marshall JMP 2204
                            1997 Marshall JCM 2000 DSL100
                            2021 Epic Amplification AR50
                            2022 Mojotone British 800 2204​

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cliffenstein View Post

                              It's a crazy thing...people lose out on so much.
                              In the end, if people feel like something might be cheaply made, they won't even go try it.
                              Administrator of the SDUGF

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X