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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:55 pm
GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:15 pm Mike C should post some shots of his!
is a worrying thing to post.
I bet its seen some wear and tear too!
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jeremyb wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:55 pm
GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:15 pm Mike C should post some shots of his!
is a worrying thing to post.
I bet its seen some wear and tear too!
ah the old relic!
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:34 pm
jeremyb wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:29 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:55 pm

is a worrying thing to post.
I bet its seen some wear and tear too!
ah the old relic!
Artificially beaten…
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:37 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:34 pm
jeremyb wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:29 pm

I bet its seen some wear and tear too!
ah the old relic!
Artificially beaten…
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Aztec silver,
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:15 pm Mike C should post some shots of his!
"GrantB Oly White" I call it. Nitro too... It is my 2010 American Standard who's original factory respray of Oly White poly over silver was cracking/chipping/aging but not in a nice way. It was way too "yellow" as well. So I stripped it to bare wood with a heat gun and shipped it off to GrantB for a nitro refin. A fantastic job I must say and it is now pristine, unbeaten and not worn from any personal overuse :D. Does it sound better I hear you ask? - I really can't say but it sure smells better!
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Very nice Mike. Have you done anything to darken the Rosewood? Looks great.

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MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:13 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:15 pm Mike C should post some shots of his!
"GrantB Oly White" I call it. Nitro too... It is my 2010 American Standard who's original factory respray of Oly White poly over silver was cracking/chipping/aging but not in a nice way. It was way too "yellow" as well. So I stripped it to bare wood with a heat gun and shipped it off to GrantB for a nitro refin. A fantastic job I must say and it is now pristine, unbeaten and not worn from any personal overuse :D. Does it sound better I hear you ask? - I really can't say but it sure smells better!
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Wow that’s nice! What’s going on with the trem arm?

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Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:54 am Very nice Mike. Have you done anything to darken the Rosewood? Looks great.
I just oil it with fretboard oil which is clear (untinted) & contains no mineral oil. It does look especially good in these photos.

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Reg18 wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:24 am
MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:13 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 5:15 pm Mike C should post some shots of his!
"GrantB Oly White" I call it. Nitro too... It is my 2010 American Standard who's original factory respray of Oly White poly over silver was cracking/chipping/aging but not in a nice way. It was way too "yellow" as well. So I stripped it to bare wood with a heat gun and shipped it off to GrantB for a nitro refin. A fantastic job I must say and it is now pristine, unbeaten and not worn from any personal overuse :D. Does it sound better I hear you ask? - I really can't say but it sure smells better!
Finished#1.jpg
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Wow that’s nice! What’s going on with the trem arm?
It's called a "Staytrem" - it screws into the existing block just like the usual arm but has a locking collet that ensures there is no arm/block slop. Then you can separately set how "firm" it is so it doesn't dangle/flop (calling for witty feedback) and the arm's angle/height. It works a treat! I just googled for a link but they may not be available any more.
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:37 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:34 pm
jeremyb wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:29 pm

I bet its seen some wear and tear too!
ah the old relic!
Artificially beaten…
Actually Grant did ask if I'd like him to beat it for me but I politely refused... :oops:

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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:55 am
GrantB wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:37 pm
Bg wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 8:34 pm

ah the old relic!
Artificially beaten…
Actually Grant did ask if I'd like him to beat it for me but I politely refused... :oops:
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I have a 1983 62 RI Strat that I've had for close to twenty years that I'm undecided what finish to go with. It was already stripped when I got it including the neck front and back and I've never done anything with it.

Also keen to get your guys suggestions. Photos below. :-)
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And some more.
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Re: Favourite Strat colour with rosewood board?

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MikeC wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:42 am
Thewilltopowerrock wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 8:54 am Very nice Mike. Have you done anything to darken the Rosewood? Looks great.
I just oil it with fretboard oil which is clear (untinted) & contains no mineral oil. It does look especially good in these photos.
All it needs now is the neck and headstock neck a darker tint ;)

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