Marathon Sunburst Strat - Can anyone identify the tone wood?

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  1. Turbolqk

    Turbolqk Strat-Talk Member

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    This is a guitar presumably from the 90s with a pretty natural vintage to it. It's a rather wierd mix of vintage and modern elements. The guitar has ceramic pickups and a cheap as hell bridge, however it sounds like a Fender should. It's amazing.
    Now the body is 3 or maybe 4 pieces, it's not plywood for sure. Anyone has an idea?

    Oh it also sports a fat neck and a full sized body.
     

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    Light?
     
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    Turbolqk Strat-Talk Member

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    More light. Its very light, if that's what you mean.
     

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    Can't help with the guitar but what part of Bulgaria are you in? My wife is from Varna.
     
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    It looks like Asian tree wood to me. It doesn't matter at all in the greater scheme of things.
     
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    Textele Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, I agree. Some of that stuff looks a lot like Mahogany, as that one above looks in places. And Sen (Asian Ash looking stuff) Though I think it looks more like a mixture of mystery wood though.

    Also agree it really doesn't matter, if it plays well. Or, better yet, if the one holding it can make it talk.
     
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    Turbolqk Strat-Talk Member

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    I was also thinking about mahagony guys. I'm not really sure, but it seems it was built in Korea. It plays amazing.

    @Lonn I'm from Blagoevgrad (close to Sofia) but I love Varna. I have many friends there!
     
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    Turbolqk Strat-Talk Member

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    Looks like a proper Strat now.

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    Just an update, since a new thread isn't necessary imo.
    Upgraded the saddles again with fender mim, changed the plastic knobs/tips with vintage style ones, lots of other small stuff done and after a good setup it's a killer guitar with a killer tone!
     

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