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CouchSpud

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My first post that's actually worth looking at. Got my body about 6 weeks earlier than expected. Couldn't be much happier with the result.

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-Swamp ash body with a flame maple top.

I've got everything ready for it but the neck and the pickguard. The neck will be a maple/rosewood with an angled strat headstock. The pickguard is going to have to be custom made (a strat pickguard works, but it doesn't look quite right. Call me picky)

 

mayfly

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I love it.

Actually, I was thinking of building something the other way 'round.  That is, a strat with tele bridge and pickups
 
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Watershed

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Love it. 
That upper horn is overrated.
:icon_thumright:
 

CouchSpud

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Any suggestions for the pickguard. I'm putting in a black Wilkinson trem, black pups as well, chrome/black jack plate.... black knobs... I'm starting to think a black pickguard would be a bit much.:-\
 

blue313

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mayfly said:
I love it.
Love it too.  :icon_thumright:

mayfly said:
Actually, I was thinking of building something the other way 'round.  That is, a strat with tele bridge and pickups
Wait, Wait, Wait...hold the phone.  I thought you weren't too fond of Strats.  :icon_scratch:
 

dmraco

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CouchSpud said:
Any suggestions for the pickguard. I'm putting in a black Wilkinson trem, black pups as well, chrome/black jack plate.... black knobs... I'm starting to think a black pickguard would be a bit much.:-\

go with a black pearloid...
62_black_pearl.jpg
pickguard heaven
or
warmoth silver pearl or black pearl....
http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/ColorMaterials.aspx
 

mayfly

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Blue313 said:
mayfly said:
I love it.
Love it too.  :icon_thumright:

mayfly said:
Actually, I was thinking of building something the other way 'round.  That is, a strat with tele bridge and pickups
Wait, Wait, Wait...hold the phone.  I thought you weren't too fond of Strats.  :icon_scratch:

One must be able to put prejudice aside to on the way to enlightenment.
 

CouchSpud

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dmraco said:
CouchSpud said:
Any suggestions for the pickguard. I'm putting in a black Wilkinson trem, black pups as well, chrome/black jack plate.... black knobs... I'm starting to think a black pickguard would be a bit much.:-\

go with a black pearloid...
62_black_pearl.jpg
pickguard heaven
or
warmoth silver pearl or black pearl....
http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/ColorMaterials.aspx

I'll look into that when I go to get it made. I've been deadset on having a solid colored pickguard but now that it's coming together I'm not quite sure.
 

CouchSpud

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mayfly said:
Blue313 said:
mayfly said:
I love it.
Love it too.  :icon_thumright:

mayfly said:
Actually, I was thinking of building something the other way 'round.  That is, a strat with tele bridge and pickups
Wait, Wait, Wait...hold the phone.  I thought you weren't too fond of Strats.  :icon_scratch:

One must be able to put prejudice aside to on the way to enlightenment.

Amen to that
 
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Watershed

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CouchSpud said:
dmraco said:
CouchSpud said:
Any suggestions for the pickguard. I'm putting in a black Wilkinson trem, black pups as well, chrome/black jack plate.... black knobs... I'm starting to think a black pickguard would be a bit much.:-\

go with a black pearloid...
62_black_pearl.jpg
pickguard heaven
or
warmoth silver pearl or black pearl....
http://www.warmoth.com/Pickguard/ColorMaterials.aspx

I'll look into that when I go to get it made. I've been deadset on having a solid colored pickguard but now that it's coming together I'm not quite sure.

You could get away with it...
 

blue313

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mayfly said:
Blue313 said:
mayfly said:
I love it.
Love it too.  :icon_thumright:

mayfly said:
Actually, I was thinking of building something the other way 'round.  That is, a strat with tele bridge and pickups
Wait, Wait, Wait...hold the phone.  I thought you weren't too fond of Strats.  :icon_scratch:

One must be able to put prejudice aside to on the way to enlightenment.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.  :eek:ccasion14:
 

mayfly

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Blue313 said:
mayfly said:
Blue313 said:
mayfly said:
I love it.
Love it too.  :icon_thumright:

mayfly said:
Actually, I was thinking of building something the other way 'round.  That is, a strat with tele bridge and pickups
Wait, Wait, Wait...hold the phone.  I thought you weren't too fond of Strats.  :icon_scratch:

One must be able to put prejudice aside to on the way to enlightenment.
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.  :eek:ccasion14:

I've been listening a lot to Joel Plaskett lately.  He get's some wonderful groovy strat tones.
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKDgkcx9ric[/youtube]
 

MUYFUE

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It may look pretty shnazzy with the "Vintage Pearl" color Warmoth offers. Especiallly with the black pups, it'll be a nice accent. :glasses9:
 

erogenousjones17

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Joel Plaskett?!? Wow, I've never seen anyone anywhere mention Joel Plaskett (outside of a college campus or CBC radio of course)!  :laughing11:

Interesting side note: Joel Plaskett played a solo acoustic show at my university while I was getting my B.A. It was terrible. However, the guy has some good songs, and yes Mayfly, good funky Strat tones!  :icon_thumright:
 
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