Black Korina HSS Strat

ghostrider25

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Body
Construction: Chambered
Core Wood: Black Korina
Lam Top Wood: Black Korina
Unique Choice: Yes
Control Cavity: Rear Rout (Standard)
Neck Pickup Rout: Strat
Middle Pickup Rout: Strat
Bridge Pickup Rout: Humbucker
Controls: Volume 1, Tone 1, Tone 2
Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
Bridge Rout Type: Hardtail
Bridge Rout: Hipshot Hardtail Bridge
Mounting Holes: Standard 4-Bolt
Neck Pocket Shape: Strat®
Body Contours: Contoured Heel

Neck
Construction: Modern
Wood: Roasted Maple
Fretboard Wood: Macassar Ebony
Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43mm) - Modern Medium
Neck Back Profile: Standard Thin
Fretboard Radius: 10" - 16" Compound
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size & Material: 6150 - Wide & Tall (Stainless)
Tuner Hole Size: Schaller (25/64")
Inlay Shape: Standard Dots
Inlay Material: Cream
Side Dots: White Side Dots
String Nut: Standard Nut - GraphTech White TUSQ XL
Mounting Holes: Standard 4-Bolt
Neck Heel Shape: Strat® Shape
Finish: None

Parts
Fender Custom Shop Fat 50 single coil pickups
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucker
Black Korina pickup covers
Rosewood pickup rings
Rosewood control cover (Thank you @docteurseb!)
Hipshot bridge with unplated brass saddles
Unplated brass knobs, switch, string ferrules, strap buttons, output jack and neck plate

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Body
Construction: Chambered
Core Wood: Black Korina
Lam Top Wood: Black Korina
Unique Choice: Yes
Control Cavity: Rear Rout (Standard)
Neck Pickup Rout: Strat
Middle Pickup Rout: Strat
Bridge Pickup Rout: Humbucker
Controls: Volume 1, Tone 1, Tone 2
Jack Rout: 7/8" (22mm) Side Jack Hole
Bridge Rout Type: Hardtail
Bridge Rout: Hipshot Hardtail Bridge
Mounting Holes: Standard 4-Bolt
Neck Pocket Shape: Strat®
Body Contours: Contoured Heel

Neck
Construction: Modern
Wood: Roasted Maple
Fretboard Wood: Macassar Ebony
Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43mm) - Modern Medium
Neck Back Profile: Standard Thin
Fretboard Radius: 10" - 16" Compound
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size & Material: 6150 - Wide & Tall (Stainless)
Tuner Hole Size: Schaller (25/64")
Inlay Shape: Standard Dots
Inlay Material: Cream
Side Dots: White Side Dots
String Nut: Standard Nut - GraphTech White TUSQ XL
Mounting Holes: Standard 4-Bolt
Neck Heel Shape: Strat® Shape
Finish: None

Parts
Fender Custom Shop Fat 50 single coil pickups
Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucker
Black Korina pickup covers
Rosewood pickup rings
Rosewood control cover (Thank you @docteurseb!)
Hipshot bridge with unplated brass saddles
Unplated brass knobs, switch, string ferrules, strap buttons, output jack and neck plate

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Does the Hipshot bridge allow for very good intonation? Is the low E saddle able to get far enough back for very good intonation?
 
Does the Hipshot bridge allow for very good intonation? Is the low E saddle able to get far enough back for very good intonation?
It’s definitely tight but intonated just fine. As I was working on it, I was wondering if I might need to trim the spring, but no need.
 
@ghostrider25 that's an awesome guitar, I've been thinking of doing a build like that but with a tele shape, yours turned out amazing. Would you mind sharing how/where did you get the pickup covers? And regarding the unique choice, is that something you specify on the side through e-mail? I haven't seen that option in their menus.
 
WOW! Gorgeous piece of Korina you got there. The orange is really striking. And the wood-covered PUs are a sweet touch! I LOVE black Korina and have used it in several builds. My current No. 1 is a Flame Koa over Black Korina rear-loaded Warmoth Strat body with an old Modulus Blackknife graphite neck and Alembic PUs and eletronics. The Black Korina balances the tone like super Mahogany.

Bill, tgo
 
@ghostrider25 that's an awesome guitar, I've been thinking of doing a build like that but with a tele shape, yours turned out amazing. Would you mind sharing how/where did you get the pickup covers? And regarding the unique choice, is that something you specify on the side through e-mail? I haven't seen that option in their menus.
That looks like Guilford . Check them out on reverb https://reverb.com/shop/guilford-guitars
 
WOW! Gorgeous piece of Korina you got there. The orange is really striking. And the wood-covered PUs are a sweet touch! I LOVE black Korina and have used it in several builds. My current No. 1 is a Flame Koa over Black Korina rear-loaded Warmoth Strat body with an old Modulus Blackknife graphite neck and Alembic PUs and eletronics. The Black Korina balances the tone like super Mahogany.

Bill, tgo

Thanks! Koa over Korina sounds really cool! You have pics of that? I’m currently working on a Koa/Mahogany build.
 
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