My Strat project...(pics included)

Badfinger

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I wanted to build a Strat that was a bit deeper, not as thin and bright as my other Strats, so I bought a mahogany neck, BRW board, mahogany body with a maple veneer top.  The pickups are WCR SR, the hardware is Callaham tremelo, Sperzel graduated locking tuners.  I loved the way the mahogany neck looked, so I had Warmouth finish the body in Ice Blue Metallic with a natural back.  The back and neck match up perfectly! 
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more pics www.bluetoneguitars.com
 

Badfinger

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And check out my trem cover Cliff at Shark Inlay did for me.  Needless to say, my pick as my most influential album...

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ocguy106

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WOW!!!

Thank you for posting that. I just ordered the same exact wood combo but with a caribbean burst on quilt maple. I went round and round with myself on what to do with the back, at first I was going to go solid, then at the last minute I went with the clean line and clear back to match the neck. All I can say is wow. I have seen varying types of grain and in my head it is the tight grain like you have there that I am hoping for. I told them that is what I wanted but you never know. I was going for a Gibson tone so mine is hollow with an f-hole and string through with a recessed TOM and PAF style humbucker wired vintage Gibson style. anyway hope it turns out as nice as yours.
 

DiMitriR33

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practically all the guitars here are sweet, but it's that little extra like the back plate that really gets me. that thing is sooo cool.
 

Badfinger

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GoDrex said:
so does the mahogany make a big difference?

Thanks for all the comments, it turned out to be a sweet guitar.  Does the mahogany make a difference?  I would say yes.  I had the same pickups in an Ash Strat and this one definitely has more bass and mids.  The neck position is maybe a bit darker, but the real difference is in the middle position and bridge position, where I'm gettig a fatter, deeper tone than what you would expect on a Strat.  Overall I'm pleased with the outcome.  And the looks are killer!
 

Badfinger

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BTW, as a final touch...
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The story behind this is that I had a management consulting company called Bluetone Consulting. When I moved back to Chicago, I went to work for another consulting company.  So I converted my old company name to my personal line of guitars!
Just trying to make it mine!
 

m4rk0

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Fantastic!
I really love the contrast of the painted top on the mahogany back! (I think this is my new fetish ;))
It looks familiar though.. did you post it before?
 

Badfinger

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I forgot to mention that, evidently, senility is setting in.  Yes, I posted a while ago and forgot about it.  My bad....
 
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martin007

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I love that natural back and contrasting top. I think its very PRS, I wanted a telecaster with a quilt top and natural binding with mahogany back but that combo never goes on showcase and I haven't the bottle to risk it without seeing it first.
 
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