Greetings, Strat-O-Philes!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by cmatthes, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. cmatthes

    cmatthes Strat-Talk Member

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    I've owned many great Strats over the last few decades, a couple Hamer Daytonas too. Slapped a few together - always dug 'em.

    Working on an unbelievably cool doubleneck (Korina) Strat right now...glad to have a place to show it off when it finally gets done!

    Good to be here, gang!
     
  2. Dirt Rich

    Dirt Rich Banned

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    Good luck on the double neck, do you have any "work in progress" pics? Welcome to the forum.
     
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    TIMB Strat-O-Master

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    Hello and welcome
     
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    asc67 Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to Strat Talk
     
  5. GuitarCrazy

    GuitarCrazy Strat-O-Master

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    Welcome and pic's would be cool.:cool:
     
  6. stratluvr

    stratluvr Strat-O-Master

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    I would def like to see some progress photos of the double neck....

    And welcome of course...
     
  7. cmatthes

    cmatthes Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks for the greetings - good to be here. The DoubleStrat is such a cool project that it is going to bump it's older brother, the DoubleTele I've had that is ready for finishing. No luck finding a "Hockeystick" Electric XII neck, so this may just be a double-sixer.

    Here 'tis...
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    Light, clear white Limba (Korina). Weighs just a hair under 3 lbs, which means the tuners will need pearloid buttons just to keep 'em afloat! I'll have to take "in progress" pics of this one to post here.

    An older shot of the DoubleTele, just for kicks:
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    Beautiful guitars! Welcome to the forum and keep us posted on the progress! I wouldn't know where to start on a project like this!
     
  9. Orbit

    Orbit Senior Stratmaster

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    Awesome projects !

    Have a question though..
    "Light, clear white Limba (Korina). Weighs just a hair under 3 lbs,"...
    is this the body weight ? Does this make it really neck heavy by chance ?

    If so, how do you deal with it ? I had a hollow-body LP clone once that drove me crazy with constantly pulling the neck back up. Tried 4" straps, tried everything short of velcroing it in one place on my shoulder.
    Funny, never ever had that issue with any of my strats... +1 for Leo
     
  10. Dirt Rich

    Dirt Rich Banned

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    DAMNNNNNN those are pretty. I want one!
     
  11. Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue Most Honored Senior Member

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    That will be sweet. I've seen alot of partscasters, but never a doubleneck!
     
  12. GuitarCrazy

    GuitarCrazy Strat-O-Master

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    The pic's are great.
     
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    Welcome to Strat-Talk, good to have you here.
     
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    thaus Most Honored Senior Member

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    Since I feel like the official walmart-style greeter in these parts, welcome and cool project you have lined up! But those tele-necks........love telecasters but they just look odd on a strat-body. Looking forward to seeing more of your build!
     
  15. cmatthes

    cmatthes Strat-Talk Member

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    Those Tele necks are definitely staying on the DoubleTele. The top is a Baritone, and it'll be set up basically like a Bass VI, except w/Trons. The DoubleStrat will have two more appropriate headstocks on there...unless I can track down an Electric XII neck in the next couple of months!
     
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    Welcome and those two things are SWEET!!!
     
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    Welcome to the group, and post lots of build pics and threads!
     
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    Yea, lots of pics!
     
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    Cool double-necks!!!! Looks like another NoVA (or general vicinity) member on the board.

    Southwestern VA membership looks like it might be getting overrun, LOL!
     
  20. cmatthes

    cmatthes Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks, guys! I know that the gods of beautiful wood are going to strike me down, but I was actually thinking about doing the Korina Strat in (wait for it...)

    Seafoam or Surf Green. Possibly Sonic Blue, but not sure. If not that, it'll have to be some gaudy metalflake, because I'm stupid about that stuff. (Ha ha!)