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A bit of "customization" on my Players Series Strat

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  1. jarhead

    jarhead Strat-Talker

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    I have actually done a ton of work on this strat. I always wanted a yellow strat so I bought this one then added a rosewood American Pro neck, locking tuners, then had it Plek'd and set-up at Joe Glasers shop.
    A couple of days ago I got bold and swapped the pickups for a set of Fender Pure Vintage '59 along with all new CTS pots and a .022 tone capacitor. First time I've done all the soldering myself but I took my time (about three and a half hours) to complete and made sure all the joints were good to go.
    I then added a white pearlized pickguard.
    I am finally and completely done. This guitar is where I want it. I posted some images a few months ago but figured I'd show a few with the new pickguard.
    It's a good feeling to have a guitar entirely the way you want it, looks, action, tone everything.
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  2. arcticstrat

    arcticstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Man, that's purty! :)

    If only Fender would put out MIM Players with a rosewood board.
     
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    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The sweet spot is a great place to be.

    Looks great, congrats!
     
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    Butterlicious! Nice!
     
  5. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    I totally agree, that is the way to go.
     
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    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-O-Master

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    I've always hated pearl pickguards on strats and teles. I don't know why I don't like it. I can see the pearl on stangs, jags, jazz masters but not on strats and teles. :D
     
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  8. jarhead

    jarhead Strat-Talker

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    This is without a doubt the darkest rosewood fretboard I have ever seen. When I first took the neck out of the box I thought they had sent me an ebony board. But since the neck alone cost as much as the guitar it should be top-shelf.
     
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  9. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Very Nice!!
     
  10. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Strat-Talker

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    Do you still have the Players neck? I may be interested in it.
     
  11. jarhead

    jarhead Strat-Talker

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    Nope. Sold it here in about 30 minutess!
     
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    jarhead Strat-Talker

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    Double post.
     
  13. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    Love your color good to learn that you have reached your ideal Strat
     
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    Yes, having a guitar that 100% meets your needs, that you did 100% yourself is indeed a great feeling!

    Agree with @sadmoodyfraiser that I'm not a fan of mother of toilet seat PG's, but on this it fits.
     
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    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Not even Thinline Teles? I agree about Strats!

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    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-O-Master

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    Thinlines are late 60's/70's things and they are beautiful even with pearl pickguards. I'm trying to sell my Riviera to take a maybe a Thinline. I mean... look at that thing... It's gorgeous. I like more the one in natural color with the beautiful ash and wide range humbuckers. But even in blue it's marvelous.
     
  17. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In that case you're lucky - the vast majority of them came in a natural finish, usually mahogany. It's hard to find a blue one!
     
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    I can't stand a Fender in mahogany. Really. I've seen the one in mahogany and my face was something like :confused:. Maybe I can digest the poplar or the maple one. But not mahogany.
     
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    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I agree with you. The '72 Thinlines with humbuckers tend to come in natural ash finish, but it's rare to get a '69 Thinline (MIM or MIJ) in anything other than mahogany. The look doesn't work for me either!
     
  20. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier Strat-O-Master

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    There are new Squiers made from maple or poplar. I'm very allured by the poplar one. I think it will be very light and it could be a very distinctive thing.
     
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