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Just Finished My Latest...The Blackout Strat!

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by sp8ctre, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. sp8ctre

    sp8ctre Strat-Talker

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    I've been wanting to build an all Black Strat for a while and I wanted as much of the guitar to be Black as possible. So I started with a Black Squier Vintage Modified Body and went from there!

    Body - Squier Vintage Modified
    Neck - Warmoth Gibson Scale Conversion Gloss Black w/Dark Rosewood Board
    Tuners - Musiclily Pro In-Line Locking
    Bridge - Gotoh Traditional Tremolo with Steel Black and Black Springs
    Pickguard - Musiclily 1 Play Black
    Pickups - Iron Gear Vintage 6TS
    Black Jack Plate
    Custom Black Neck Plate
    All Black Screws

    Just waiting for Black Strap Buttons and a Black Leather Strap.

    I would have change the nut, but it's cut so nice I just had to keep it.

    Wish I could Black out the fret markers and get some Black Fret Wire!

    Plays Fantastic!

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  2. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Nice work! It reminds me little of my Showmaster Scorpion that I recently traded away.
    [​IMG]

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  3. SachaPlusDeluxe

    SachaPlusDeluxe Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's so cool!! How do you find the Iron Gear pickups, I haven't had a bad set yet :)
     
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  4. Steven1145

    Steven1145 Strat-Talker

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    What? No black frets? Shoddy job if you ask me...

    Just kidding, well done!

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  5. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

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    Shouldn’t this be posted in the dirty old man thread :eek:
     
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  6. GuitLoop

    GuitLoop Strat-Talker

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    Wow...looks nice!
     
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  7. sp8ctre

    sp8ctre Strat-Talker

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    I really like Iron Gear pickups! I also have a set of Texas Loco in another Strat. They really can't be beat at their price point!
     
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  8. Strats4me

    Strats4me Senior Stratmaster

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    "none blacker"...had to do it
     
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  9. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Strat-O-Master

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    That is one sweet looking Strat.
     
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  10. axejock

    axejock Strat-O-Master

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    Now that's some nice work! I love all black guitars, especially Strats. Your is not only pretty, it outfitted superbly! Congrats!
     
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  11. sp8ctre

    sp8ctre Strat-Talker

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    Got a black strap and strap buttons and removed the decal. Also blacked out the fret markers...

    I have Black strings for the next string change!

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  12. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

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    Do you mean none more black??
    :)
     
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  13. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, that’s black.:eek:
     
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