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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by bettsaj, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. LeeSpencer

    LeeSpencer Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 25, 2015
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    This is a Squier Strat that originally came with a mirror pickguard. I initially replaced that with a tortoise shell pickguard, but since I have the black headstock on this guitar, I decided to black it all out. I put on black hardware, including black Planet Waves tuners, recessed Dunlop straplocks, and a traditional bridge instead of the two-point trem.

    I scalloped the neck from the 12th to the 22nd. I also replaced the white dots with ebony dots, and stained the neck black to match. With the SD JB in the bridge and a Hot Rails in the neck (stock middle), it plays and sounds amazing. Plenty of quack when I split the coils.

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  2. PlinytheWelder

    PlinytheWelder Strat-Talk Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    New Jersey
    MY MIJ '58 Re-Issue done to Gilmour Black Strat specs..

    SSL5, CS69 & Fat 50s pickups and the Gilmour Switch
    Overdrive Guitar works acrylic pickguard.
    No load tone pots, PIO caps and 50's wiring
    Fully copper shielded

    Great sounding pickups... :p



  3. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
    Made in Japan in 1988. Contemporary Strat. Lil 59 at the bridge and System One tremolo. Sound as a bell!

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  4. Hogg #2

    Hogg #2 Strat-Talk Member

    Mar 21, 2015
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    My gilmour look a like. Not a custom shop or a parts caster just a 87 EE usa strat. Sounds awesome.

  5. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 8, 2011
    Bedford, UK
    Just in the process of adding 2 Seymour Duncan duckbuckers to the Lil 59.
    It'll never sound like it's big brother, but I don't want it to when I need that single coil sound.

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  6. srvsayce78

    srvsayce78 Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Can't remember if I've thrown mine in here! If not, here it is!

    This is "drop". A MIM upgraded, use it for all the sets drop D stuff.

    Knackered and beaten, gigged and ragged senseless but I love it.

    Spot what my daughter stuck to the back of it!!!! ImageUploadedByStrat-Talk forum1436216577.150843.jpg ImageUploadedByStrat-Talk forum1436216589.616779.jpg

  7. dram

    dram New Member!

    Feb 22, 2015
    Huntington Beach, CA
    My First Black Strat

    My First Black Strat (and first post); apologies if these photos don't attach as planned.

    AllParts body
    Warmoth neck
    Kluson Vintage tuners
    Fender American Standard bridge
    DiMarzio Area pickups - '58 neck, '67 middle, '61 bridge

    This guitar took a while to complete, but I'm really happy with it, in particular the Area pickups. I'm playing around with this through my Boogie with a RAT II and Tube Screamer, and I'm in tone heaven right now. This coming from someone who has never been particularly fond of his own tone.

    I'm going to spend some quality time with this thing, but I'm already thinking about the next Black Strat project :D

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  8. Double EE

    Double EE Strat-Talker

    Jan 19, 2014
    New York
    I have a Black MIJ I picked it up years ago in a local pawn shop for $125 a friend had an old 73 clear ash Strat US he took the pick guard with everything on it out of and he gave it to me
    so I trashed mine and put it together. Its bastardized but it's awesome.
    I have a few strats and I have to tell you That MIJ had the most comfortable neck IMO.

    The serial # is e 836452

  9. RudemanStrat

    RudemanStrat Strat-Talk Member

    Sep 9, 2015
    My only black guitar a '92 Fender Floyd Rose OEM classic Strat HSS, at the back bottom of neck it says Made in Japan S/N J01XXXX and it have an offset neck back plate with Fender USA markings.

    My other two Fender Strats are both white and I've got an Ibanez synthesizer MIDI guitar in silver.

  10. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Strat-Talker

    Jan 10, 2013
    Bucharest - RO
    UPDATE: now it looks like that... became Golden Black!

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  11. Sc0rch

    Sc0rch Strat-Talker

    Dec 22, 2011
    Halifax, NS

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  12. crossroadsnyc

    crossroadsnyc Strat-Talk Member

    Nov 16, 2015
    2010 Fender Custom Shop Eric Clapton Stratocaster finished in nitrocellulose lacquer:


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  13. christy

    christy Senior Stratmaster

    My 1991 American standard fitted with AY 69 custom pickups

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  14. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I currently own this. 2000 MIM HSS.


  15. jersgsxr750

    jersgsxr750 Strat-Talk Member

    May 19, 2010
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Here is my all black Strat... 2010 FSR Ebony Am Std...

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  16. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 4, 2008
    Well, I've got some pictures of it now. Originally an 08 Affinity. I changed up the logo myself. It's got overwound ceramic pickups(10k/9.5k/9k), a neck on switch, GFS stainless block saddles,and the neck tone wired to also work on the bridge. The neck/bridge tone pot is a TBX and the middle pickup's tone is a standard pot.

    So I've got standard 5-way, but with a tone on the bridge plus bridge/neck with master tone and all three on with the middle on it's own tone control.




  17. christy

    christy Senior Stratmaster

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  18. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 23, 2016
    ontario canada
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  19. jersgsxr750

    jersgsxr750 Strat-Talk Member

    May 19, 2010
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Thanks! I got lucky, was shopping for a Strat and that was on the wall at my local shop here in Va Beach, Fender only made 150 of them that year, part of the ebony and ivory run back in '10. I really like maple fretboards and burst finishes but this one just had a look that I thought was just too "cool" I guess to pass up.

  20. bettsaj

    bettsaj Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 10, 2010
    Suffolk, UK
    Ok, seeing as I've come back to Strat Talk... I thought i'd re-post some pics of my 89 Strat Plus Delux to a Gilmour Black Strat conversion. There is a thread on this from ages ago if it's still there that details the whole thing, from beginning to end.


    New vintage tremolo


    removal of Wilkinson


    New neck plate with original serial number... curtosy of Ron Kirn


    Sanding original finish off


    Ready for primer


    Final coat of clear going on


    Converted the original neck to a standard bone nut


    The finished result


    Pat Pend saddles

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