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  1. 6stringnate

    6stringnate Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a 70's reissue that I bought with a few mods, pickguard/ IMG_1563.JPG IMG_1562.JPG knobs. I planned on changing back to original, but the changes grew on me and in my opinion looked nice. So I left it alone. Has this happened to others? Pictures are greatly appreciated. Especially if you have a non modified version of this guitar. Happy early St. Patrick's to all those that partake in the fiesta!
     
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  2. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    What grain!
     
  3. bassetman

    bassetman Strat-O-Master

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    Looks nice.
     
  4. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very nice. I think the pickguard throws it off a bit. My opinion only mind you......
     
  5. Eoraptor1

    Eoraptor1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I was thinking the same thing. I think it would look better with a tortoiseshell or pearloid pickguard. Just my opinion.

    JAMES
     
  6. 6stringnate

    6stringnate Strat-Talk Member

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    Have one more pic of the back. IMG_1564.JPG
     
  7. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

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    The p/g I could take or leave but that piece of wood with those knobs are a real turn on
     
  8. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Looks decent, better than stock which would have been all white. My favorite PG on natural is black though.
    <<<<<<<

    I’ve been gasing for a tremolo equipped Stratocaster to be the sister to my hardtail, but at the prices for originals in the condition I want I’m going to have to buy a reissue. Change the plastics and possibly add the bullet TR.
     
  9. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks good to me. Kind of Funk like.
    Here's a pic of my natural Strat. I find the tort guard gives it a sober/unexciting look. But that suits me best. The rosewood fretboard might possibly be a factor here too.

    DSC02221.JPG
     
  10. Mr Sneaky

    Mr Sneaky Strat-Talker

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    Love it. Where did you get those knobs and selector tip?
     
  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very nice...
     
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  12. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    that looks great to me!!! I'm in the process of building a natural ash bodied 3 P90 strat partscaster that is going to have a Rosewood fretboard. At first I wanted to do a maple board on it but the more I looked at it mocked up with the neck I already had the more I liked it. Hopefully it won't be long before I get the last couple parts needed.
     
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  13. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @6stringnate I just realized the PG and back plate are abalone. First glance I thought it was mother of toilet seat.
     
  14. 6stringnate

    6stringnate Strat-Talk Member

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    Me Sneaky, I don't know where the knobs or selector tip came from. I bought this guitar as you see it. I do like the look of Yves guitar, cause I'm a rosewood guy, this is my only maple board Strat (out of 7). This guitar has really grown on me and I almost always want my guitars stock. I think I'll keep her in the stable.
     
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    perttime Strat-O-Master

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    I like it. It is unique - and that is a plus for me. Some feel that a guitar should be "original". Maintaining value as a collectible would be my only pressing reason to keep a guitar absolutely original.

    That said, I don't do much modding myself - I just get stuff that is already unusual in some way. Like a 1983 hardtail Strat:

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