Finally got "The Reverso" tweeked to the way I intended it.

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Blazer, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Well, THIS is "The Reverso"
    Reverso 1.jpg
    Which is a pinecaster strat with a reverse body and a Jimi Hendrix "Monterey" paint job. It was a lot of fun to do but I had to make some compromises. The neck that was on there was made for a different instrument and as you can tell by how the strings are running over the bridge saddles and over the pole pieces, was too narrow to work with the guitar.

    Now last weekend I made myself owner of THESE.
    Necks and bodies.JPG Which included a left handed strat neck which, as I was told was part of an art guitar and thus had paint residue all over the fingerboard and headstock.

    In short I had found THAT neck which would make the Reverso into the guitar I always intended it to be.
    The string spacing is finally what it should have been, the cluttering up of the strings is gone, it plays so much better and the look of an upside down strat is THERE.

    Yes, I placed a strap button next to the neckplate, it improved strap on balance so much

    All in all, I'm stoked.
  2. Flip G

    Flip G Tele-Meister

    Dec 4, 2010
    Kitchener ON
    That looks fantastic! I love the three click buttons in place of a toggle switch. My first time seeing that. Would be cool to watch a musician switching between rhythm, lead, and quack in the middle of a number by hopping their index finger all over the body.
  3. mexicanyella

    mexicanyella Friend of Leo's

    Jan 26, 2012
    Troy, MO
    That is cool! Great vision and great execution. I could dig something like that...all my action occurs below the 12th fret, I’m not into the high screamy notes beyond the odd momentary touch harmonic as an the reversed cutaways would not hinder anything Indo at all.

    Man, that is cool!
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