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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?
     
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    Poplar is the traditional wood of Mustangs. The grain is almost absent and it's very light-weight.
     
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    Doesn't sound ideal for a transparent finish
     
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    New Classic Vibes are poplar and 3TS color.
     
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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.
     
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    Great looking guitar @jarhead!!

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


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    Congrats! May you enjoy that wonderful guitar for many years to come!
     
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    That sure looks like ebony, it doesn't even show enough grain to look like rosewood, although it could be the picture.
     
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    Love it. Reminds me of a banana creme pie. Those new players series are great guitars.
     
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    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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    Very beautiful piece of wood. Congrats.
     
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