So you removed wood from the body, not the neck? Is there an advantage to one approach vs the other?
I've always dug the tele neck on a Strat thing since seeing Ian Moore do it in the 90s (long before I started playing electric). Now that I do I may have to try this myself!
I didn't even realize that variations in body size were a thing! And now that I do, I don't think I likes the larger size - just more weight IMHO. Regardless, it doesn't matter - I brought the guitar back to them this morning!
Well, I returned the guitar this morning but I wouldn't say mine is "the best guitar in the world for me". I've been thinking about what I learned in this experience - I think my "perfect" Strat would have elements of each guitar: the bloom and warmth of mine with some more of the staccato &...
(FINAL?) UPDATE: So I picked up the American strat day before yesterday and had a chance to check it out and work on it a bit. I cleaned it up by wiping it all down with naphtha, got the old film that was welded to the pickguard off, put on new strings and did a basic setup (truss rod/relief...
I will preface this comment with the statement that THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION and it is purely a matter of taste, but I find SGs ridiculous looking. They look like someone wanted to make a little "devil guitar" with pointy little horns. I just can't take them seriously.
I'm not proud of it but...
Body Material: Alder with Flame Maple Veneer Top
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Maple, Modern “C”
Neck Finish: Satin Polyester
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone...
All I know is it was advertised as a MIM "Plus Top" in "aged cherry burst". I believe it's a 2018.
I changed the tuners to Fender "classic gear" split shafts, the bridge to a "Pat Pending" Fender ashtray, saddles to Gotoh compensated brass saddles, and all of the electronics and pickups. I...