Meet Buddy, revised

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Nicks917, Jan 12, 2022 at 11:27 PM.

  1. Nicks917

    Nicks917 Strat-Talker

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    Hello all,

    This is Buddy, It's a 2-tone sunburst alder body from a '57 reissue body and a '54 reissue neck. As some of you might know, I brought this thinking it was a complete '54 reissue but I got the price I purchased it for reduced quite a bit. I have done some mods to it to make it look more like a '57. I changed the string tree to the butterfly style. The knobs, pickup covers, and switch tip are now aged white. The backplate is now like a '57. I also changed the pickups. The neck is still a PV '54 which is the best neck pickup I've ever heard. So smooth, but chimney and clean. The middle pickup is a Fender '57/'62 and the bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan SSL-1. It's a Partscaster of my fav years of the strat and I absolutely love it. IMG-2579.jpg IMG-2581.jpg IMG-2582.jpg IMG-2583.jpg
     
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  2. Antstrat

    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    Glad you got that sorted out :thumb:
     
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    Really pretty ride; definitely a classic!
     
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  4. Nicks917

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    Thanks, friend. :)
     
  5. mikej89

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    That's a keeper right there! Even has its own jean jacket :cool:.
     
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    Also, it's been a boring week. I've got COVID so no work for me for a few days. :(
     
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    peterlaca Strat-Talk Member

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    She's a beauty...
    here is my custom '54 partscaster:
    (Moved to new thread....)
    Don't want to take away from original post... :)
     
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  8. Nicks917

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    She's flat-out gorgeous. Thank you for sharing that beauty here!
     
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  9. Leofender

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    Stop STOP... Please don't stop with the description and pictures... Geez that better sound as good as it looks!!
    :p
     
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    Are you referring to my guitar?
     
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    Leofender Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Nice tone and beautiful job playing the demo. Stop, stop don't stop making those demos...!
    YES of the guitar... :p
     
  14. SIngles Forever

    SIngles Forever Strat-O-Master

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    Kinda hard to think of something like that as a partscaster, since it's all Fender parts, and top quality Fender too.
     
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    Nicks917 Strat-Talker

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    Would you call it a legit Fender?
     
  16. SIngles Forever

    SIngles Forever Strat-O-Master

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    I would call it a legit Fenders.
     
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    Fenders?
     
  18. Mr Dunlop

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    Call it what you want it doesn't matter until you go to sell it.
    Most potential buyers will view it as a partscaster
     
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    No, but it is a proper strat
     
  20. Nicks917

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    It is a legit Fender body and neck.