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Blackmore-ish Partcaster Project

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by ToneRanger, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 8, 2009
    Area 51
    Working on a new project that will have a bit of a Ritchie Blackmore flair when it's done.

    I've got a vintage white Squier body with a rosewood '89 Am Std neck and EMG passive humbuckers that I was not entirely happy with - mainly because the neck is shot. It was off my very first strat and is just simply played to death - frets are toast, it is a painfully thin neck, and to top things off the low E tuner has started to fail (I'm guessing a stripped gear.) Also, being so thin and due to some issues with the neck pocket it sits really low and you can barely get a 3 ply pickguard under the 22nd fret.

    I had already ordered a black Lace Sensor Hot Gold Bridge set and then found a neck for sale that has had the frets professionally leveled and crowned, refinished in amber nitro and had a 70's style logo added.

    Fingers crossed but I think the final product should look pretty cool - parts ETA between Friday and Saturday.
    Cool thing is that I usually play that guitar alongside my vintage white "Jimi Malmsteen" maple board strat, so they should look like a matched set...

    Body:

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    New neck:

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    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
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  2. irie

    irie Strat-Talker

    395
    Jul 15, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    as a blackmore fan i'm excited, can't wait to see this when its done!
     

  3. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 8, 2009
    Area 51

  4. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 8, 2009
    Area 51

  5. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    this looks great. simple, but I bet it packs a good solid punch
     
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  6. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Idaho
    Love the twins Ranger. Not identical but still beautiful.....:thumb:
     

  7. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    Very very cool
    You and my brother would get along - he’s a Blackmore fan and has a few like yours.
    Get one of these and rock out!

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  8. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    Nice now you just need a Marshall Major and an old Akai Real to Real and you got the rig!! Nice job looks pissa!
     

  9. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 8, 2009
    Area 51
    Yeah, the hot bridge Lace Sensor really barks, but it still has a single coil sound, so it still captures the Blackmore sound...
     
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  10. ToneRanger

    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 8, 2009
    Area 51
    I think I still have one, actually - hasn't seen the light of day since that infamous Seinfeld episode...
     
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