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Fiesta Red Partscaster plans - soliciting input

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by whoanelly15, Mar 8, 2021.

Fiesta red strats should have...

  1. Matching headstock

    27.1%
  2. Unfinished headstock

    45.8%
  3. Rosewood board

    55.9%
  4. Maple board

    35.6%
  5. Big headstock

    10.2%
  6. Standard headstock

    72.9%
  7. Trem

    44.1%
  8. Hardtail

    37.3%
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  1. whoanelly15

    whoanelly15 Tele-Afflicted

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    EC13737A-50F1-4B52-AEA1-026D77E4F73B.jpeg upload_2021-3-8_20-32-36.jpeg Got some ReRanch fiesta red and a bunch of spare strat parts. Plan was to do one with a maple fretboard - of my 4 electric guitars, 3 have rosewood, the other a nice, dark pau ferro. Time for a maple board.

    I had also planned to do the headstock on my Jag to match, but on a color test, the ReRanch fiesta red is more Orange than the FR on the MiM Classic 60’s Lacquer Jaguar. So, I’m gonna leave it.

    Anyways, that has me wanting to do a matching headstock on this next strat project. Part of me feels like that looks best on rosewood tho, but I have the early 60’s vibe covered. If I go maple, I’d go for a darker, more amber vintage tint, which I think would work better with a finished headstock. What would you do?
     
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    Matching big headstock, rosewood fingerboard, and hardtail, por favor.
     
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    Unfinished standard headstock, maple fingerboard, trem from me.
     
  4. Dan German

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    What he said. Except for the big headstock. I can’t even...
     
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    I kinda like the big headstock.
    What I don't like is the big Fender logo.
    Anyways, I'm diggin' the big headstock, lately.
     
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  6. Steve Holt

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    Never been a huge fan of Strats with a matching headstock. Jaguars are another story!
     
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    I know how I would make it, but "should have"? Come on.
     
  8. Matthias

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    I like matching big headstocks, but not so much small headstocks. However, only ever with a rosewood board.
     
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  9. whoanelly15

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    It’s a simple question, doctor...

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    I was about to post an idiot meme about you, but I'll put you on my ignore list instead.
     
  12. Frisco 57

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    I've always really liked this classic look.

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    Me too. Nothing not to love about that. I guess that’s why I’m balking. Would love one like this. And had I felt better about the color match to do the headstock on my Jag, I’d probably do just what you posted. In fact, I already have a single ply parchment guard, vintage trem. Vintage style tuners. Definitely leaving 50’s vibe.

    I’m actually amazed how even the votes are so far. Seems like the only thing lagging is the big headstock.
     
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    I kinda like Robin Trower’s take on this, “it’s more wood, right?”
     
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    Bought my first Strat almost 50 years ago so I'm kind of attached to the big headstock but these days I think it should only be used on a Telecaster Deluxe. I prefer an unfinished standard headstock, tremolo even if I'd most likely block it off. No real preference in the finger board but I generally prefer a big fat soft v neck that is typically found on 50's guitars so it would probably be maple but a big fat neck with 'dark' rosewood board would suit me fine... I'd take a parchment pickguard with maple or a mint guard with rosewood, if tort it would have to be from Spitfire.
     
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    Seems like the people have spoken. Honestly, I’m shocked at the diversity of responses. I thought, for sure, that it would be all rosewood, standard, unfinished headstock and trem. Good on ya, people.

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    Here’s where I’m leaning. Not that I’m a Motley Crue fan (I’m really not, though I think Mick is pretty cool), but there aren’t many pictures of guitars like this out there. And this one looks really cool.

    Maple board with a big, finished matching headstock. Mine will have 3 single coils, 50’s style trem, bone nut and the classic gear tuners. All I need to buy is the wood! Everything else is in the parts drawer. Thanks for playing along, folks.
     
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    Right before I retired I sold a Fiesta Red partscaster to a co-worker. It was not long before I regretted the sale so I built another. Here's both...


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    Standard, unfinished headstock.

    Hardtail.

    And I prefer maple boards personally, but I’d go rosewood for this project. Just looks right to me.
     
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    It's 1950's or bust in my book ;) I can't seem to get over the 50's.... I guess I'm sort of stuck in an era that I never lived but admire greatly on many levels, especially when it comes to Fender's :cool:
     
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    Allparts SMO-FAT neck, factory nitro finish. They do these extremely well. Headstock matches the maple board. It's a small headstock.

    I'd go hardtail, but if you want the trem that's up to you.
     
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