My new strat build

Ward

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Here’s my new strat.
The body is quilted maple over roasted alder.
The neck is a Fender channel bound Stratocaster neck.
The pickups are Lindy Fralin (SP42s in the neck and middle, Split Steel Pole at the bridge).
With the exception of the bridge (which I purchased from Warmoth), all of the hardware is Fender.
 

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ragamuffin said:
Looking good! How do those Fralin SPs sound? Pretty close to a p90? Or different?
ragamuffin said:
Looking good! How do those Fralin SPs sound? Pretty close to a p90? Or different?

The SP 42s are roughly half way between a traditional strat tone and a P90. The Split Steel Pole (bridge) pickup is very much like a P90.
 
That is an absolutely stunning strat. The top is so great and the bright binding on the neck actually works and looks incredible. Very well designed there my friend.  :kewlpics: :yourock:

Also, good choice with the Fralin's - I chose their Pure PAFs for the mooncaster I just finished and they are by far the best pickups I have ever played. They have so much more power and presence and they distort very musically. Even the lowest output that they make. I bet those sound real nice. I like p90s a lot, and I enjoy singles that are a bit thicker than normal like noiseless ones.

Very nice work, I bet it plays like a dream.  :eek:ccasion14: :headbanging:  :bananaguitar:
 
Very nice choices.  When I see a QMT amber strat it always reminds me of Mark Knopflers pensa suhr.  I like your version with hardtail and top routed body. 

I had a similar one with regular un-heated Alder with QMT that was finished in transparent Amber, but it was not as good looking as this.
 
SeaGroomer said:
That is an absolutely stunning strat. The top is so great and the bright binding on the neck actually works and looks incredible. Very well designed there my friend.  :kewlpics: :yourock:

Also, good choice with the Fralin's - I chose their Pure PAFs for the mooncaster I just finished and they are by far the best pickups I have ever played. They have so much more power and presence and they distort very musically. Even the lowest output that they make. I bet those sound real nice. I like p90s a lot, and I enjoy singles that are a bit thicker than normal like noiseless ones.

Very nice work, I bet it plays like a dream.  :eek:ccasion14: :headbanging:  :bananaguitar:

Thanks it does play (and sounds) great.

The neck actually doesn’t have binding. It’s a “channel bound” neck-the rosewood fingerboard is inlayed in the maple neck.
 
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