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A bit of "customization" on my Players Series Strat

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by jarhead, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I don't know much about Poplar - isn't the grain quite plain?
     
  2. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    Italy
    Poplar is the traditional wood of Mustangs. The grain is almost absent and it's very light-weight.
     
  3. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Doesn't sound ideal for a transparent finish
     
  4. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    New Classic Vibes are poplar and 3TS color.
     
  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The Strats you mean? I don't think the Teles are. I think that some of the maple board CV Teles are pine? And the grain on my CVC Tele body looks too nice to be poplar.
     
  6. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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  7. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  8. RiverPickups

    RiverPickups Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 3, 2018
    Middle Tennessee
    Great looking guitar @jarhead!!

    ...And greetings from down the road. I’m in Carthage.


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  9. Zeekrider

    Zeekrider Strat-Talker

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    Congrats! May you enjoy that wonderful guitar for many years to come!
     
  10. jtees4

    jtees4 Strat-O-Master

    622
    Nov 18, 2011
    NYish
    That sure looks like ebony, it doesn't even show enough grain to look like rosewood, although it could be the picture.
     
  11. valor19

    valor19 Strat-Talker

    492
    Jun 17, 2010
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Love it. Reminds me of a banana creme pie. Those new players series are great guitars.
     
  12. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014
    Michigan

    I don't know about that ... here's a poplar top JM in the middle of the build process.

    Poplar machines like maple. I have a couple of tiger flame striped poplar boards for something later. Big think is freshly cut boards have a green (mineral) tint that ages into browns.

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  13. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-Talker

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    Very beautiful piece of wood. Congrats.