All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

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BY blackstratblues
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The white EOB on the left has since sold, but this is what remains of the collection.
97 Lonestar with HH Suhr Thornbuckers, 06 EJ with Suhr MLs, 05 EJ with Suhr V60LPs, 62 AVRI body/Mex Lonestar neck with Suhr MLs, 60s Roadworn (converted to HSS with Suhr SSV/MLs
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BY Molly
#828114
blackstratblues wrote:
The white EOB on the left has since sold, but this is what remains of the collection.
97 Lonestar with HH Suhr Thornbuckers, 06 EJ with Suhr MLs, 05 EJ with Suhr V60LPs, 62 AVRI body/Mex Lonestar neck with Suhr MLs, 60s Roadworn (converted to HSS with Suhr SSV/MLs


Nice line-up. I'm keen on adapting my Suhr SSS to HSS with a Thornbucker +. Stumbling-block is the pickguard. They wanted something like $70 US to ship it. On top of the cost of the guard itself that would've been the most expensive piece of plastic in history.
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BY codedog
#828246
This just reminded me... I've always wondered about all those Strat style guitars, especially high end ones such as Suhr, Anderson, etc. I assume their pickguards are not interchangeable with Fender's then?
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BY Molly
#828279
codedog wrote:This just reminded me... I've always wondered about all those Strat style guitars, especially high end ones such as Suhr, Anderson, etc. I assume their pickguards are not interchangeable with Fender's then?


No. Not the Suhr at least. :-(
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BY Slowy
#828282
blackstratblues wrote:
The white EOB on the left has since sold, but this is what remains of the collection.
97 Lonestar with HH Suhr Thornbuckers, 06 EJ with Suhr MLs, 05 EJ with Suhr V60LPs, 62 AVRI body/Mex Lonestar neck with Suhr MLs, 60s Roadworn (converted to HSS with Suhr SSV/MLs

Heck, I'm only on my second Strat. Had an old Tokai; it looked great in a roadworn way.
I hated it.
Got the 40th Anniversary 1954 Strat and I've played it enough to wear bits off it. It is a perfect tool comprised entirely of things I didn't know I wanted.

This G&L Legacy is going to be very interesting. I have no idea if it's just another Strat like mine or something different.
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BY mugamee
#828306
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40th Anniversary 1954.
Just back from a Grantb refret. It plays superbly but I think it needs to go up a string size. (You were right Sir!)
Never an aspirational guitar, it just provided the answer to most of my 'which guitar' questions over the years; as all the natural wear shows. A real swiss army knife instrument.

Thanks Grant. I'm especially pleased the fretboard came back just the same.

Memorable exchange:
Grantb, "I managed to leave most of the crud when I replaced the frets."
Slowy, " I thought the board was pretty clean."
Grantb, "I disagree."

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


lovely strat there. dibs when the time comes you'll decide to sell :)
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BY Slowy
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mugamee wrote:
lovely strat there. dibs when the time comes you'll decide to sell :)

Don't hold your breath; I have no plans for dying in the near future. :D
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BY KNNZ
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my first American Strat! 1989 Blackie, mid boost thing has been removed and fitted with Lollar Blackface pickups and Emerson Custom Blender wiring
all original wear
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BY Slowy
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Never thought I needed a second Strat. How wrong I was!

Popped the lid on Greenie this morning; swimming pool underneath so there's HSS sometime in my future.

Not yet though. I thought its bridge pup was thin and weak but all it needed was a healthy serving of Timmy, Zendrive or Boiling Point.

Bleedin' glorious. :D
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BY Zaulkin
#828896
Here's a recent acquisition of mine.

This guitar used to belong to a good friend who I met when I had just started playing. He's an amazing guitarist who really inspired me when I was a teenager. I was lucky to have him answer my many questions when I was just starting out. Even now, much of my music mindset is based on things I learnt from him.

This was his project guitar. It's a '93 Japanese Fender strat that he bought from a mall in Germany (! ?). Over time he's added new pickups, a wilkinson trem, gotoh tuners, an active preamp, extra routing for everything, and it's been personalised with some vinyl stickers. It used to be a white guitar but it's been stripped back and had a light spray of nitro. It looks like it has come straight out of the 80s - Not normally the colour combination I would go for, but because of all the history and my own memories of this guitar, I absolutely love it. I think it looks quite unique, and it's got lots of wear from being played over 26 years.

The specific set of tuners and trem are at the perfect height for this instrument - You can abuse the floating 2 point trem and it stays perfectly in tune. The other thing I really like is the active preamp. I've never actually had one before because I always thought they were a bit of a waste of time. You can get HEAPS of different tones out of it, and boosting the bass frequencies, I no longer feel the need to have a humbucker in the bridge position. Normally I find myself wanting an HSS strat, but then end up wishing I could get that authentic strat quack out of position 4... so I like this very much. It's a keeper!

What a cool guitar. I am toying with the idea of trying some other pickups, otherwise I feel like I should keep everything how it is.

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