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My New Richie Strat!

Posted by on May 4, 2008

Yesterday, I was browsing in search of a good bargain. One never knows what you can find. I stumbled into a 1996 Richie Sambora Signature edition Fender Stratocaster, on sale for app $750,-. A Mexican version, that is. However, since I already have a mexican version of one of these guitars, I have experienced that it plays very well and sounds excellent on my Marshall power amp.


Since the Euro is very strong these days I calculated that if I would make a bid on this guitar, I would be able to buy it for a lower price.

Black Stratocaster

It looks excellent and it has all the features I like on a guitar: Humbucker on the back, 2 single coils on the front and center, including a floyd rose tremolo. After making a bidding, I managed to buy this beauty for 500 euro including shipping and shipping ensurance. Pretty neat, eh? The guitar is in minty condition and has a upgraded pearliod pickguard which really brings this strat to life and sets it apart from a normal strat.  Neck is like new, smooth and straight.  Pickups sound fanstastic with great tone. 


  • Dimarzio PAF Pro Humbucker Pickup
  • HSS : Humbucker / Single / Single Coil Pickup Configuration
  • Floyd Rose II Tremolo Bridge and tremolo bar – get ready for those dives without loosing tune!
  • Rosewood fretboard / Maple neck
  • Alder Body

Here are some pictures:


Here you can find a Wireing Diagram of a mexican Richie Sambora Stratocaster with 3 noiseless pickups (not with the humbucker)

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