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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-25-2013, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking of building another strat...

I want to build another strat, but trying to keep costs down even more than I did last time. I found someone in Australia selling this for $118.00, mahogany with flame maple veneer.





As far as I can see it looks ok. What are the chances this is a "proper" piece of mahogany, and not agathis? Any way to tell from the photo of the back of it? Probably not, but I thought I'd ask.

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Re: Thinking of building another strat...

it doesn't look like mahogany,, Sometimes I think people just put whatever wood they think it is in the description, or just go buy the color. Looks like a nice body either way!

ya know..upon a second look, I'm not sure I can say its not mahogany, but it doesn't look like any of the mahogany guitars I have..

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Re: Thinking of building another strat...

Some of it looks like Mahogany, but some of it doesn't, I have 6 nice boards of both Honduran and African Mahogany to compare it to right here

Hard to tell from either of those pics, but it doesn't look like the exposed wood in the routes is Mahogany, it looks like Oak to me inside there, and it's definitely not one piece so it could be different types glued together... you never know these days...
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Re: Thinking of building another strat...

Hmmm, it's tough then. I want to build another Strat, but something a little different, and cheaper than my last build (which was pretty cheap anyway). If I could be certain it was some sort of mahogany and not agathis I'd probably jump on it and save up for a Warmoth neck later. I've got most of the other parts lined up.

Anyone else got any ideas?
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Hmmm, it's tough then. I want to build another Strat, but something a little different, and cheaper than my last build (which was pretty cheap anyway). If I could be certain it was some sort of mahogany and not agathis I'd probably jump on it and save up for a Warmoth neck later. I've got most of the other parts lined up.

Anyone else got any ideas?
does it have to be a mahogany body?
GFS has a few that look pretty close for half the price, but not mahogany. Might be worth looking at
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Strat-St...dies_c_75.html
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Re: Thinking of building another strat...

I don't think that's mahogany either. If it is, it's a REALLY crappy example..........

Let me look around for a good body for a couple days. I'm sure I can find something nicer than this for less money.
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does it have to be a mahogany body?
GFS has a few that look pretty close for half the price, but not mahogany. Might be worth looking at
http://www.guitarfetish.com/Strat-St...dies_c_75.html
Doesn't have to be mahogany, but I want the wood to at least be something half-decent.

I don't mind the look of the GFS ones, not sure about the paulownia wood though. I thought I had read that the GFS stuff was really inconsistent with fitment and the like too.

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Doesn't have to be mahogany, but I want the wood to at least be something half-decent.

I don't mind the look of the GFS ones, not sure about the paulownia wood though. I thought I had read that the GFS stuff was really inconsistent with fitment and the like too.

Thanks Ryc
yeah, I have no clue on that really, only body I ever got from them was a painted one.
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