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  1. 54stratFAN

    54stratFAN New Member!

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    Hi, new to this forum.
    Not new to Strats. Over the years I've had a '57 sunburst, '61 Sonic Blue, '63 faded Fiesta Red, 1971 Oly White (with mega flamed neck). All long gone now, but the memories remain!

    Went a few years Strat-free, while I indulged other guitars with my time and money. Now play a 54 partscaster and I'm about to receive a custom '54 job with an all-rosewood neck. A little bit like the Eddie Cletro '57.
     
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  2. FrieAsABird

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    Welcome! Pics of your gear are appreciated round here :)
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Hello there and yes, pics.....
     
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    It's good to have you here.

    Enjoy
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  7. 54stratFAN

    54stratFAN New Member!

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    Thanks for the welcome... I will post some NGD pics hopefully by end of next week. Meanwhile, the body in my profile pic is a body Clive Brown did for me. Korina/Limba, with LPB finish. Will have a neck made by the same luthier as the one you'll see posted next week.

    I may have some old Kodak prints of the 57, the 61 and the 71. Will root around. :)
     
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    Welcome! Sounds like you've had some exciting guitars!
     
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    Pleased that you've joined us!
     
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    Hello :)
     
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    Hello and welcome to ST. It's good to have you here.
     
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    A warm welcome to you sir. :)
     
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    Welcome to a nice resource for all things Strat.
     
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    Thanks for the continuing warm welcome. I will need to dig out the photographs of some of the oldies, goodies, but gones...

    In the meantime, here's that amazing rosewood necked beauty I finally got last week. A '54 'prototype' as such.

    If you've not checked out the 'Tone Team' guys in Italy, it's time you did. (Cesco's Corner Guitars). This is just a couple of pictures of the one I got - used, but less than a year old - built during lockdown, by master luthier Romano Burini. One of a kind.

    The old, old, OLD rosewood neck is just stunning! One piece figured ash body, blonde burst, lightweight, resonant like nothing else - all the good stuff.

    Looking out for some good repro bakelite parts for it - rounded covers, short skirt knobs, etc. Thinking of gold hardware too (tart parts) down the line. Might consider making a better fitting (possibly matt bronze) anodised guard for it too.

    But for me, this one was ALL about the wood. The pickups are great too - wound specially for this guitar, courtesy of Joel Wilkins (JW Restoration).

    This guitar combines some of my favourite Strats of all time; the Mary Kaye, the '54 Gilmour 0001, and the Eddie Cletro '57 with all-rosewood neck. It feels like I struck gold!

    Check out some of the other Tone Team guitars they made during lockdown: https://www.cescoscornerguitars.com/toneteam.html

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  20. mascudkoray9

    mascudkoray9 Strat-Talk Member

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    I will post some NGD pics hopefully by end of next week. Meanwhile, the body in my profile pic is a body Clive Brown did for me.
    Nox Vidmate VLC
     
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