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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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    Mar 17, 2009
    germany

  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

    4
    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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    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    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

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    The true art is playing them properly (-;
     

  6. johnsontylerj

    johnsontylerj TDPRI Member

    23
    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

    74
    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

    4
    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!
     

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