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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by TCB3, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. TCB3

    TCB3 TDPRI Member

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    I added a new Fender Custom Shop LTD Tomatillo Stratocaster to my family. Can't say enough about it. I've already played out a few times with it and have gotten rave reviews on the tone.
    It has a large 10/56 U-"Boat Neck" shape. Aged Sonic Blue w/flash coat of nitro. Journeyman Relic. Hand wound Tomatillo pups wound by Josefina. Half blender circuit on the 5 way. Quartersawn AA flamed maple neck. Jumbo frets/9.25. 57 Strat body shape/contour.
    I have posted some media of the unboxing and pictures since. I will post playing footage both in my music room at home and in the wild in the coming days/weeks.
    I bought it from Sweetwater and got a great price and had zero issues in the shipping/receiving of the product.
     

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    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    If you love your CS Strat as much as I love mine you’ll feel like The happiest guy in the world. All the best to ya.
     
  3. whoanelly15

    whoanelly15 Tele-Holic

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    Awesome! Congrats!! These are so, so cool. I’ve seen Greg Koch (he makes everything sound good) demo a few Tomatillos. But they look and sound incredible with those pups. Vintage vibe but unique in its own right.
     
  4. hemingway

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    Beautiful. Curious about the neck, though. I always thought a boat neck was more of a V.
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Congrats on the strat! Hope it's everything you want.


    ...that's probably what most people think of, AFAIK. But if you consider just the imagery, it might could apply either way:

    boat neck, V-style
    boat neck V style 1938-19_-Chris-Craft-Sportsman-1.jpg

    boat neck, U-style
    boat neck U shape tug-boat.jpg

    I like the U-style necks myself (MIM JB standard) but whatever floats your boat...;):D:cool:.....:)
     
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  6. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    Boaty McBoatneck.
     
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    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    Fatback
    • Similar to: Vintage Fender® deep "U"
    • Thickness at 1st Fret: 1.00"
    • Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00"
    The Fatback is our thickest, roundest neck profile, made for players who love a fat vintage feel.

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    Boatneck
    • Similar to: Vintage Tele® (52 Reissue)
    • Thickness at 1st Fret: 1.00"
    • Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00"
    The Boatneck is the same thickness as the Fatback, with smaller shoulders. This results in the same fat feel in the palm, but easier access for the fingers and thumb.
    These are from Warmoth.....one builder's opinion.

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  8. TCB3

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    Your right it's a V, but I would call it a "soft V" as due to the Boat neck shape it can be sorta of similar to both shapes on the same neck if that makes any sense. It starts as the V and U's out on the neck length.
     
  9. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    That’s a real looker! Enjoy and congrats!
     
  10. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats on beautiful looking guitar.

    It's got all the goods.

    Isn't Josefina Abigail Ybarr's pickup winder apprentice?

    Does Abigail not wind the top Fender custom pickups anymore?
     
  11. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    That's really kinda' f'ng cool for a kinda' new guitar. Goin' to look at sweetwater now.
     
  12. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Here's someone with a similar instrument:

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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Kewl!
     
  14. TCB3

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    No Abigail retired. Her apprentice has taken her role as lead winder.
     
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  15. TCB3

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    Here are two pics of me playing it in the wild. Nothing but stellar tones, a lot of players have complimented the tone. I will post videos and or links to my YouTube channels with it when I put them up. IMG_0462.JPG IMG_0508.JPG
     
  16. TCB3

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    I don't want to be funny but I have hear that clip and song for years always loved it. Part of the reason I ended up with this guitar and the tone is easily similar as both I believe have under wound pickups. I always wondered whose Strat that was? George and John bought matching 1960s Strats in sonic blue but they both had rosewood fretboards and George turned his into "Rocky" and I don't know where Lennon's is now. But I wonder his this one with the maple neck was Lennon's as well?

     
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