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MJT strat body size question

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by StrugglingStrum, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. StrugglingStrum

    StrugglingStrum Strat-Talker

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    Another member suggested an MJT strat body. I’m just curious if you know how close they are in size to a fender. I bought an after market body once and the bottom was much narrower than a tradition strat. I figure there are patten issues with making it the same size, but I’m curious if you bought one, what you thought. TIA
     
  2. Guitarmageddon

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    What do you mean bottom much narrower? I believe MJT bodies are some of the most vintage accurate bodies out there if that helps.....
     
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    Thanks, it was a Michael jelly strat like guitar. It wasn’t as wide at the bottom basically from either side of the bridge. I like fat bottom girls:)
     
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    Sorry Michael Kelly
     
  5. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

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    They offer two shapes btw. One 60's and one 70's, more or less.
     
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    Those are a SuperStrat with a totally different shaped body....not the same...
     
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    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I recently built an MJT sourced Strat.

    I'm not aware of more than one 'style' of strat body from MJT. ??? They buy their bodies and different guitar forums show the source being either USACG or wildwoodmfg. I never asked MJT.

    Anyway, I had MJT send me the unfinished body and I recontoured it to match (or slightly exceed) vintage curves. i.e. the stock MJT body is a bit "chunky" with fat horns and thick rib contour. I wanted a very deeply contoured body. After my handiwork, I then sent the body back to MJT for finishing.................. to my specs. They did an absolutely fantastic job on the finishing. I pride myself in my paint ability but this was a speciality finish (closet classic checking) that I have no experience in. All in all I would highly recommend MJT.
     
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