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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by PatoLoco, May 18, 2017.

  1. PatoLoco

    PatoLoco Strat-Talker

    196
    Aug 21, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    IMG_7440.JPG IMG_7443.JPG IMG_7444.JPG IMG_7445.JPG This just arrived from Wildwood. I was really nervous about buying online sight unseen but I had a feeling a guitar this fine would be hard to not bond with.
    It's a custom shop, artisan collection (figured mahogany) with hand wound fat 50s. It's by far a huge upgrade from my MIM roadhouse with Texas specials. With the old axe I always had to roll down the tone knob to mellow it out a bit. This guitar is just aural butter though. Always liked natural finishes but this mahogany just takes my breath away. I feel like it's a different instrument all together compared to any other axe I've owned. Stoked on life !
     

  2. Whittler

    Whittler Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 23, 2013
    Maine
    Wow very very nice good for you.
     
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  3. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Strat-Talker

    Age:
    48
    242
    Jan 10, 2017
    San Diego
    Wow! I love natural wood finishes.
     
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  5. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Thread derailer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2013
    Tucson

  6. mfranzdorf

    mfranzdorf Strat-O-Master

    792
    Dec 29, 2013
    ohio
    Beautiful, and I'll wager it plays the same way. Nice going!
     
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  7. Otisblove

    Otisblove Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    42
    542
    May 20, 2016
    Chicago
    The headstock alone is worth the price of admission. HNGD!
     

  8. PatoLoco

    PatoLoco Strat-Talker

    196
    Aug 21, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    Thanks for noticing. Birds eye maple...ya just can't beat it.
     

  9. StrugglingStrum

    StrugglingStrum Strat-Talk Member

    53
    Jan 29, 2015
    Ft worth texas
    Captain, Im dangerously close to experiencing an emotional feeling to which I am unfamiliar.

    Envy
     

  10. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    That's real beauty, congratulations!! :)
     
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  11. The Ballzz

    The Ballzz Strat-O-Master

    679
    Feb 26, 2014
    LAS VEGAS , NV
    WOW! :eek:
    I'm not sure that I've ever seen mahogany with that kind of flame to it before. Is the color of the neck from being "roasted" maple, or is it from a tint they used?
    GORGEOUS GWEETAR,
    Gene
     
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  12. PatoLoco

    PatoLoco Strat-Talker

    196
    Aug 21, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    Yes it's a "medium roast"
     
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  13. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    51
    May 7, 2014
    UK
    Just how I like my coffee.....mmmm....
     
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  14. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    35
    548
    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    Smokin' guitar, my friend!
     
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  15. PatoLoco

    PatoLoco Strat-Talker

    196
    Aug 21, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    What do you guys think of the pickguard? Keep it?
     
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  16. Ebidis

    Ebidis Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    50
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Keep it.

    HNGD!:thumb:
     
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  17. Falconbill

    Falconbill Strat-Talker

    152
    Jan 12, 2017
    USA
    I like your choice of pickguard. It doesn't distract from the wood.

    Sweet looking guitar. Hows the weight on that bad boy?
     
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  18. jjudas

    jjudas Strat-O-Master

    724
    May 18, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Wow. Very nice! Congratulations!
     
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  19. PatoLoco

    PatoLoco Strat-Talker

    196
    Aug 21, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    7.82 I believe. Way lighter than my MIM that's for sure.
     
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  20. rolandson

    rolandson Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 13, 2015
    Cascadia
    that is very pretty Mr. Loco...very pretty indeed.
    I hope you two will be very happy together for many years to come!
     
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  21. Tomas83

    Tomas83 Strat-Talk Member

    94
    Jul 30, 2014
    NE in the 4 corners
    that's a gorgeous Strat. I personally like the natural finishes. And as far as your pickguard, I'd go with either white or black (w black pup covers)
     
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