Friend of Leo's
- Mar 7, 2008
- Fremont, MI
>replace everything but the body, neck, and pickups then level and crown the frets and it's a fine guitar!
It's a joke. After you buy the $200 guitar and put $300+ worth of parts and labor into it, it plays like a $450 classic vibe with worse pickups. Could have just bought a used Mexican or even an American. I got my Mexican Deluxe Strat for $250 and my American Deluxe V-neck Strat for $600.I appreciate the sentiment, but that's no longer a Bullet Strat he's playing: all new Gotoh hardware, CTS pots, Switchcraft components, new nut, new bridge pickup, reworked frets. And let me say that I'm no guitar snob - I have a couple of Squiers that I do really like, but mine are stock.
Yes. In the last decade or so, they have been making the neck pockets and almost every other measurement to fender specs (excluding body thickness). So fender necks and parts will fit almost perfectly. I’ve used classic vibes and bullets for quite a few projects that you’d never tell weren’t MIA or MIM by looking.Great mod platforms for sure.
I'm thinking about getting one as a donor for a Cabronita project.