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GFS Mary Kaye white ash body arrived!

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by ledvedder, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    Here she is. The quality seems very nice for the price. I'm still decided whether to go with the mint pickguard or go with some other color. 20181105_110422_HDR~2.jpeg 20181105_110433_HDR~2.jpeg 20181105_110342_HDR~2.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  2. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    How is the quality and weight on these?
     
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  3. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    The quality seems very nice. I haven't weighed it, but it's a similar weight to the ash body on my Frankenstrat.
     
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  4. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Maybe my taste has changed over the last couple years. I normally don't like MK white or mint Green Pickguards but that will be a beautiful guitar as it sits. I don't think I would go with a different color at all. Good luck with the build.
     
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  6. jrbirdman

    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    64
    Feb 3, 2016
    Elk Plain, Wa.
    What pickups are you running in that beauty?
     
  7. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    SD SSL5/SSL1 set.
     
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  8. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    Texas
    I too think it looks great just as it is, with that guard.

    That is going to be a great looking guitar!
     
  9. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I had an XGP body that was really nice looking and very good quality. Problem was NONE of the 4 necks I tried to put on it would fit in the neck pocket. Two MIM and 2 no names. Wasn't close either, almost 1/8 too narrow. I'm sure it was an oddball though as I've never heard anyone else with that issue and they're a great price.
     
  10. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    Thanks! I'm hoping it'll be a great guitar. Warmoth vintage modern neck. Tru Oil finish. I'm still unsure if I want to go with that Wilkinson bridge, or if I want to go more traditional. Or even a 2 pt trem.
     
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  11. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    My Warmoth neck fits in the pocket perfectly.
     
  12. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 1, 2009
    My house.
    I. Guess Im that guy. I love the body but not the mint on it. I had a gfs mint guard for years on my strat. I eventually switched it out for parchment.

    Id give parchment a try.
     
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  13. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 26, 2014
    LAS VEGAS , NV
    A tip for you here. Do not drill or make any holes for the bridge and/or especially the pick guard until the bridge is precisely positioned! Still though, you want to use both of those items to make sure all lines up correctly first.

    Just My $.02,
    Gene
     
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  14. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    Better yet install the tuners first, use two spare strings and line up the both E positions and see how close they're to the edge of the fretboard before you drill the hole for bridge.
     
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  15. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    Hmm, why does the parchment pickguard that I ordered look exactly like the mint one? IMG_20181110_144717.jpeg
     
  16. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    202
    May 8, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Looks great!! Making me impatient as I have a Fiesta Red Telecaster body coming from them on Monday
     
  17. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    Thanks! But I ordered a parchment pickguard. And as you can see, Stratosphere sent me a mint one instead.
     
  18. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
    I did a little bit of work today. Installed the neck and bridge. IMG_20181110_200839.jpeg
     
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  19. ledvedder

    ledvedder Strat-Talker

    344
    Feb 18, 2015
    NJ
  20. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Strat-Talker

    Age:
    54
    100
    Nov 6, 2018
    Vancouver, Canada
    That’s certainly looks like mint in the photo you posted. I like it!

    I’ve got a few mint Strat pickguards. I like them with parchment pickup covers and knobs. It might be a little too subtle but that’s the look I go for. One day I intend to do a Mary Kaye Strat. It’s one of my favourite looks.