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1955 Stratocaster Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. ordenes10

    ordenes10 Tele-Meister

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  2. blueruins

    blueruins TDPRI Member

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    Jan 23, 2010
    Honokaa, Hawaii
    You continually blow my mind Gil! As long as I've been lusting after stratocasters you managed to take the old and familiar and make it look fresh and exciting! Artistry!

    The action looks so enticing on those strats...the 3T looks like you'd have trouble sliding a razor under that last fret.

    Is that in the area of the action yours ship with?
     

  3. zpfled

    zpfled TDPRI Member

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    Feb 8, 2012
    United States
    Les Pauls are pretty, but Strats are the epitome of Form Follows Function design when it comes to guitars, and THAT is art :cool:
     

  4. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    I set them up with almost zero action just to make sure the neck is perfect.
    Some keep it as is and some change it to their preffered normal playing action.
     

  5. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    The true art is playing them properly (-;
     

  6. johnsontylerj

    johnsontylerj TDPRI Member

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    Mar 17, 2012
    Salt Lake City
    You really are an inspiring human being

    All that work and you don't even make your own Pickup covers or stamped bridge saddles...pffft...weak ;)

    Seriously though Gil, I've seen a few of your builds on here (your Jazz Bass, Les Paul, and this strat) and I always find them informative and AMAZING. If I could afford to have you build a guitar for me - I'd do it in a heartbeat.

    Thanks for sharing the talents and skill you bring to guitar luthier-ing...

    I'll hit you up for some advice if I'm ever ready to tackle more than just modding a guitar I already own.

    Cheers man,
    -Tyler
     

  7. eitanuch

    eitanuch TDPRI Member

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    Jun 27, 2011
    Israel
    I just googled "strat build" and found this thread in the result page.

    You have done a really awesome work here. כל הכבוד!
     

  8. Solidguitar

    Solidguitar TDPRI Member

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    Nov 23, 2010
    Vero Beach, Florida
    You forgot to us a set of strings with an unwound 3rd string! ha. What a beautiful guitar. I want 20! I can only afford maybe 2 or 3 screws or a piece of wire though:'( Great work!
     

  9. fraarfa

    fraarfa TDPRI Member

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    ten years later I still feel a strange feeling, embarrassed to reread my posts .... what I wanted to say is that the old guitars, amplifiers etc..have even another smell, feel ... in conclusion I arrived to think that only by bringing back to life a man of that period can one replicate a stratocaster of that period
     

  10. moimeme

    moimeme NEW MEMBER!

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    Hello Preeb!! Where did you get those templates of strat 54 58? i saw some templates but i am not sure they are the same era... super nice work ! very impressed.
     

  11. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    This thread is 9 years old. Read his other build threads and you'll see that he makes his own from actual instruments and no they aren't for sale as many have asked.
     

  12. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Some of them are actually alive and have a functional mouth. Memory however.. is another issue (-;
     

  13. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Thank you.
    That is one old thread.. I don't buy templates as I cut them here from original guitars.
    54-58 are pretty much the same. Early 54's are slightly different though.
     

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