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For me, I like Strats, so I put a Fralin Strat pickup in the neck position. Sounds pretty darn good...
Although, I thought a Dimarzio Area T...
On a Tele I just built, I wanted a Fralin VH Strat pup in the neck spot. I also wanted it to mount directly to the body. For me, it was only for...
Put the Strat neck on the Tele & put a Strat pup in the neck position w/ new pkgd & keep the rest of the Tele as is.
Part-out remaining Strat parts...
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GFS Paulownia bound body
Musikraft hog/ebony Strat neck w/ 12” radius
Fralin VH Strat neck
[ATTACH] Warmoth Build:
Rockrabbit Alum Cmpnts
Ralph Halsey Pickups (RHfactor)
6 1/4 lbs
1-piece Swamp Ash
Vint Modern Neck
Various alum parts
Ivoroid tuner buttons
6 1/4 lbs
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You might try getting a hold of him through his YouTube Acct...?
Next to the little flag, on the right, there's a box (click on it) & you will be...
For a 1st build, I'd go w/ the basic 3 p-up single coil Strat setup. You can't go wrong w/ a set of Fralin Vintage Hots w/ a Blender pot or Van...
Here too. All mahogany Warmoth @ 6.25 lbs.
Thx Ron...! It'll do. :>)
Ron: Would it be too much trouble to post a Pic of the back of your guitar. Such a select looking slab of wood. I believe not all orig '54's were...
^^^ Ron, that's a beauty. 1-piece body w/ great looking grain. Does it get any better that that...Envy !
'54 RI review Pt 1
You pointed out a few things I wasn't aware of....thx! I can see the differences in hdstk shapes you're referring to & the string guide placement...
Nice & Congrats...! Luv it.
Is the neck shape more U-shaped like the orig '54's...?
The 50th Anniv Model is a far cry from what an orig '54 Strat looked like, or even a Reissue w/ it's:
2-point tremolo, enclosed tuners, TR...
A pic of the '94 40th Anniv Ltd I let go of to a friend ~ #741 of 1994 made:
There's quite a few 1994 40th Anniv Ltd Editions listed on ebay (not the model w/ the American Flag on Hdstk) IMO: the better of the 3 anniversary...
Musikraft makes great necks. They could make one true to your specs for $195. 3A Ebony is a $50 upcharge & the neck would need finishing. The neck...
If Mike S doesn't sell Control Plates, you can get some through this place. I've bought quit a few. Nice and lightweight. Also has them in...
+1 ~ Lookin' good...!
Mahogany a wonderful wood to work with. Not to bad soundwise either. :wink:
You didn't go w/ Fralin P-92's? They're...
I've used both Trems & you shouldn't have any problem mounting either one...! Technically, Fender Vintage spacing is 2 7/32" ~ 7/32 = 0.218