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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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My latest Strat is together

Finally finished up my latest Strat and I am quite pleased.

Started out as a 2005 Highway One, however it now sports a Warmoth birdseye maple neck with reverse headstock, Hendrix Voodoo Caster pickguard, custom shop 68' left hand stagger pups, and locking tuners. I polished out the satin nitro finish to mild shine as well. I think it came out very nice.

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looks nice
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beauty, although as far as color I'd prefer surf green or daphne blue.

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Finally finished up my latest Strat and I am quite pleased.

Started out as a 2005 Highway One, however it now sports a Warmoth birdseye maple neck with reverse headstock, Hendrix Voodoo Caster pickguard, custom shop 68' left hand stagger pups, and locking tuners. I polished out the satin nitro finish to mild shine as well. I think it came out very nice.

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very nice man!
Question for you..
did you clear coat the headstock?
I only ask cuz i can see the outline of your logo on the headstock
and wondered it if its like that even "after" clearcoating.

Nice color too!
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Love the reverse headstock...cool
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-20-2006, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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Fender used to put the waterslide over the finish up until the 70's I believe, and the custom shop still does. I finished the neck with Tru Oil and then put the logo on. I went over the logo with a couple of coats of oil to give it some protection, but still have that vintage look. The flash makes it stand out more than it really appears.

Here is what the decal looks like after 50 years on this 56' Strat.
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I prefer it when I can see the outline of the decal. Makes it look more DIY. Everything has to be "perfect" nowadays, and this kinda thing reminds me of a time when things were simpler "guitar-wise".
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looks nice
Very nice indeed!

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Damn that is wack! Very cool there with the reverse headstock and bridge pickup
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Fantastic looking...

It's sounds like a stupid question but would love to know how much improvement there is in the playability considering it started life as a HW 1?

I just ask because I tried a few highway 1s but no joy for me regarding playability.

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I like the bridge pickup slanting the right way, finally!

Looks great... So, when will the scallops be done?
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Looks great! I want one too
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Looks good and that neck is gorgeous
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How much difference in sound did it make swapping the pickups? How would you describe the difference in sound?
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Chimp, I have another Hwy 1 and the neck was giving me trouble staying in adjustment, so it is at the tech now. I will see how it is when I get it back.

I took the photos of the "Jimistrat" right after I stung it up, so I hope to get a little time on it this weekend, so I can see how it sounds.
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