For a while now I've wanted to get my hands on a nice strat. Luckily I stumbled across this little beaut on Ebay:
Yes, it is a Squier, but for those of you who don't know, in the mid 80's, squier was supplied with parts by Fender, since they were still not quite situated as a company yet (or something along those lines). Years ago my good friend and business partner talked personally with Bill Schultz, who confirmed this. So, essentially what we have here is a fender guitar that says squier on the headstock.... apparently these are prized by Yngwie Malmsteen.
Anyway, when I got it, a couple friends gave me crap for getting a red strat, since red is one of those obligatory strat colors. It was at that point that i told myself if i was to own a red strat, it may as well be the reddest strat ever.
I made this mock up as an idea of what it might look like
I should also note that i will scallop the frets from 12-up, and i'm even considering throwing an older-style Jem handle in the body.
I'm putting the following pickups in:
BRIDGE: Dimarzio Super Distortion S
MIDDLE: Dimarzio Chopper
NECK: Dimarzio Fast Track 1
(needless to say they will all be red)
more updates to follow!