The Green Mahogany Strat

stratamania

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Build thread link...


Specifications:

Body:


Showcase Body from October 2019
Wood: High Grade Flame Maple Top on Mahogany
Bridge Rout: Gotoh 510 Tremolo
Binding: Natural Masked Accent
Top Finish: Green Burst
Back Finish: Clear
Finish Type: Gloss Finish

Neck:

Showcase neck Feb 2021

Stratocaster, Modern Construction,
Right Handed, Figured Mahogany, Indian Rosewood Fretboard,
1-11/16" Nut Width, Standard thin, SS6150 (Stainless),
Schaller (25/64") Tuner Ream, 22 frets, 10-16" Compound
Radius, Cream Face Dots Inlay, White Side Dots, 25-1/2" Scale,

Warmoth Poly Gloss finish was stripped to bare wood and redone with Tru-Oil and the nut replaced with a bone nut by myself.

Hardware:

Schaller M6 135 Locking Chrome Tuners
Schaller Security S-Locks

Wilkinson WVS130/2P Chrome Bridge with Locking Saddles
Gotoh/Wilkinson Bridge Studs

Black Pearl Pickguard
Q-Parts Dome Black Chrome and Abalone Volume and tone knobs
Black Tremolo Cover

Pickups:

Bridge: Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates Trembucker, Nickelcover
Middle: Seymour Duncan SSL-2 RW
Neck: Seymour Duncan Red Devil

Wiring:

Master Volume (with Treble Bleed) and Tone

1. Bridge
2. Bridge and Middle
3. Middle
4. Bridge and Neck
5. Neck

Photos:


GreenComplete (1) by stratamania, on Flickr

GreenComplete (2) by stratamania, on Flickr

GreenComplete (3) by stratamania, on Flickr
 
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Rick

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Curious, how does the red devil sound on its own, and how does it match pearly gates?  What pots did you use?
 

stratamania

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rick2 said:
Curious, how does the red devil sound on its own, and how does it match pearly gates?  What pots did you use?

To me, it sounds like a neck humbucker and matches well with the Pearly Gates when both are on together.  It gives a good HSH type set up in an HSS format.

The pots are Emerson Pro CTS Pots, 500K-ohm, the cap values etc should be in the build thread with the wiring diagrams.
 

ARCnet78

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A beautiful guitar.

:kewlpics:

And many thanks for the detailed text and photos in your build thread.
 
 

stratamania

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ARCnet78 said:
A beautiful guitar.

:kewlpics:

And many thanks for the detailed text and photos in your build thread.

Many thanks for the feedback on the guitar and the build threads...appreciated :eek:ccasion14:
 

TonyFlyingSquirrel

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That finish on the upper horn looks like the view out the window when going light speed through the Kessel run, which Mr Solo did in 12 parsecs, not 14.

I’m curious about the trek, how it performs, your thought on its engineering, etc.

I notice that one of the lockdown screws has its flat work on the bottom side to the top of the string.  As the bridge pivots, it would seem to me that it might either pinch or “klank” the string undesirably.

Any feedback on that?
 

stratamania

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@TFS thanks...

On the trem it performs very well and is indeed very well engineered. I think using the Gotoh/Wilkinson studs that Warmoth sells is the way to go with fitting this rather than the ones that came with it. This was discussed in the build thread.

All of the strings are locked in a similar way so I am not sure what you are seeing. Nonetheless there is no pinch or klank and the tuning stability is excellent. Definitely not a gimmick but very workable.
 
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