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Show us your Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by MEL_P, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. thegaijin

    thegaijin Tele-Meister

    Oct 2, 2012

    Hiding in the back. SD antiquity ii surfers.
    Warmoth neck and body.
    I have more fun playing the teles so she sometimes gets overlooked. Then I'll remember how great she plays, and play nothing else for a month. But always back to the teles.
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  2. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    On the left my partscaster, in the middle a modified early '70's Kasuga, and on the right a MIM Standard (now sold).

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    I put the partscaster together about eight years ago and is a MIM standard neck, Lace Alumintone pickups on a blemished body which I never got around to repairing the finish. This is the Strat I play if I need one to gig.

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    I bought the Kasuga in '75 with my first grant cheque. My first half decent guitar, so much better than the roughly Tele shaped thing I had before it. It was a nice sunburst, but being the '70s I wanted natural. A friend stripped the body and refinished it for me. I was shocked and disappointed to find the construction hidden beneath the sunburst, but have grown to love it. I don't know if it was the three months that the neck and body spent apart that caused it, but the neck was never the same again, and seemed to have developed a twist. Anyway about ten yeas ago I found a replacement neck on eBay. It is only about 54mm at the heel, someone in Austria had bought one thinking it was a Fender fit and I bought it for little more than the cost of shipping. I put the black scratchplate on about 15 years ago, and the bridge pickup was replaced with an Antoria one in 1978 when the original failed. It plays nicely again.

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  3. Milspec

    Milspec Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2016
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    Top is a '96 Strat-Plus with Gold Lace Sensors and an American HSS with Fat 50's.

    The lower one is a '95 MIM upgraded to a Tex-Mex loaded pick guard.

    I have never really warmed up to the HSS like I thought that I would, but I have no complaints with the other 2.
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  4. Mike Stone

    Mike Stone TDPRI Member

    May 26, 2016

    My AV '54 60th anniversary strat. Wonderful guitar!
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  5. teleman78

    teleman78 Tele-Holic

    Jan 20, 2011
    Miami, FL. USA

    Recently finished Blues Machine

  6. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England
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    Picked this one up recently and I took this photo while waiting for a train home. It's not as fancy as most of yours on this thread but it's a 2004 CII Squier affinity. The original owner stuck the fender decal on there and while I've been making a few improvements it has been removed. The rest of the finish wasn't that fake tan colour that's because the guy who applied the new decal used a tinted finish, the current headstock colour matches the rest of the neck. The Tele knobs aren't staying I was changing pots and I need new knobs to fit. Also doing some other crazy wiring stuff but that's another story.

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  7. '64 Tele

    '64 Tele Tele-Holic

    Mar 8, 2013
    NW Arkansas
    Roadhouse Deluxe (sold to a friend)
    Classic Series 60's and Classic Series 50's (current ones)
    Better pic of 50's

    Attached Files:

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  8. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    When I married fifteen years ago we were given enough money so that I could have all the guitars I had ever wanted, serially. I started with a Strat Plus, a '98 I think, with the Red/Blue/Silver Lace sensors. I liked it a lot, but as intended this was sold and replaced with a James Burton Telecaster, again with the Lace Sensors. However, when the Rick 650S appeared the James Burton did not get sold, nor did most of the next thirty odd. The Alumitones in my partscaster area result of how much I liked the Lace set in the Strat Plus.
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  9. ZeroGravity

    ZeroGravity TDPRI Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    Just picked this one up last Friday.
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  10. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009

  11. Jimmy Owen

    Jimmy Owen Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2017
    Moravian Falls, NC

    1954, refinished by former owner in the early 80s. Been my #1 for more than 30 years. Middle pickup is a 63. Bridge is stock. Neck rewound by Fralin a decade ago.
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  12. heltershelton

    heltershelton Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 14, 2016
    not houston
    so now there are 5. recently traded a .22 rifle for this mint 2013 mim strat in a very dark midnight wine. i usually dont like midnight wine but this color is pretty cool. also it came with a gator hard case and a very nice leather strap.
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  13. metale

    metale Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Dec 30, 2013
    This just arrived, so NGD. Bought someone's partscaster on ebay. I was the only bidder and can't really understand why.

    Neck and fretwork feel great. Very resonant but heavy guitar. Bridge is not that good (and thin trem block) but tuners are very nice. Overall very pleaser with it, and it's a looker.

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    Only grip is no strap buttons (easy fix) and some strange sitar overtones due to not having string trees installed (but a couple came included, gold matching the hardware).

    Unknown pickups, marked "Alnico V" (any info welcomed).
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  14. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012

    Here's my Classic Series 50's. I love this guitar, and it's out here on the river with me now. Second trip in a row that it was picked to tag along as my only guitar for a month. It has an SSL-5 in the bridge, a 69 in the middle and Fat 50 in the neck. The neck I'm not too fond of, but the other two are covering a lot of territory. I can't wait to get home and take it to practice!

  15. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    Nice to read of somebody having Kasuga. I had a ES-335 copy made by Kasuga around 1979-1983, sold it when i got a 1982 Squier strat.

  16. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England


    Just an update on my recent acquisition, new pickguard, new electronics, new logo!
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  17. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs

    My CV Strat. Big brass block. Rings like a bell!

  18. aclawrence

    aclawrence TDPRI Member

    Nov 29, 2015
    NW Alabama
    I'm really enjoying my strat a lot more since I upgraded the pickups. I installed Suhr ML's in the neck and middle and a Suhr Thornbucker in the bridge.

  19. bluzkat

    bluzkat Tele-Holic

    Feb 20, 2011
    Lansing, Michigan
    This is my "Blackout" Strat (from the 10 for '15 series), Mystic Black, ebony fretboard. Added the Fralin's a while back. Blackout Strat 02.jpg

    This is definitely my #1 Strat.

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