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  1. Cajunboy2k

    Cajunboy2k New Member!

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    About a month ago, I got a hankerin' for a strat. So, I took one of the guitars that wasn't getting the play-time it deserved, and traded it for a partscaster that met most of my requirements.
    The body and neck are Warmoth, Fender American tremolo, and sonic blue finish. It had Suhr and Zahng pickups.
    I changed the pickups to Fender Texas Specials with a wiring harness from 920D. The bottom Tone Control is Push-Pull for 7Way (David Gilmour) switching.
    The origional owner put the Fender Logo on the headstock.

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  2. DJGranite

    DJGranite Strat-O-Master

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    I like the color, it looks great
     
  3. Cajunboy2k

    Cajunboy2k New Member!

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    Thanks. I've been playing it clean until today. Today I learned it loves overdrive.
     
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  4. integra evan

    integra evan Strat-O-Master

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    Nice! Is it roasted maple neck or does it just have a tint?
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Your Strat rocks !
     
  6. Cajunboy2k

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    It's just tinted.
     
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  7. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Looks great!

    How does it play? I'm guessing it plays well. No complaints yet? You traded. So you were able to play it before you sealed the deal.
     
  8. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-O-Master

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    Looks delicious I would like to eat it I won't though cause it probably sounds way better then it would taste. Congrats!!
     
  9. Cajunboy2k

    Cajunboy2k New Member!

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    The guy I traded with met me at the local guitar center. We played each other's guitars, shook hands, and away we went.
     
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  10. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Outstanding. Great find. Love a success story.
     
  11. Ruscio

    Ruscio Strat-O-Master

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    Fantastic looking guitar, hope it plays well, too! Warmoth parts are really high quality.
     
  12. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    That's a beautiful Strat you've got there !

    Congrats !
     
  13. MrNeutron

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    Cajunboy2k,

    I LOVE the color of your Partscaster! :thumb: :cool:

    Did you paint it yourself? If so, what type of paint was used? Poly, Laquer, Enamel, or??? Rattle can, spray gun, PreVal, brush, or??

    I'm trying to decide what type of paint and color of blue to go with on a Warmoth body & neck combo I've been working on. I have a light blue (similar to your color) I've mixed up to spray with a gun in enamel (Rustoleum white and blue mixed together) to be used with some Valspar hardener. Also have some Duplicolor Paint Shop in Deep Metallic Blue I plan to try someday in the future as well.

    I'm kinda wonderin' about the durability of the enamel, as well as resistance to sweat and chemicals that can get on a finish. Same with the laquer. I'm not convinced Lacquer (acrylic or nitrocellulose) are much better in that department.

    Actually, I'm convinced there is no "perfect solution" for a guitar finish, I guess. All are a compromise of some sort, and it kinda boils down to what perceived shortcomings of a finish you can live with and accept.....
     
  14. Cajunboy2k

    Cajunboy2k New Member!

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    I talked to the previous owner who built it. He said he bought it painted from Warmoth. There are places with small dings. The paint doesn't look very thick.

    I'm just glad it's the color I wanted. I suck at finishing. I have no patience for prep work.

    Good luck with you finish. I hope you post pics of it when you're done.
     
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    Tuner Sandwich Strat-Talker

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    Absolutely beautiful Strat.
     
  16. MrNeutron

    MrNeutron Strat-Talker

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    Thanks for gettin' back to me/us on the forum about that, @Cajunboy2k!!!

    Again, I really, REALLY like the color ya got there!

    I will post pics of my next build, but I'm certain mine won't be anything "spectacular", or that unusual. I try to build guitars that I can play more than anything cosmetically outstanding. Truth be told, just playing at home and carting the guitars I have back and forth to play music at my church seems to beat them up enough....... Honest wear, I reckon...... :whistling:
     
  17. Cajunboy2k

    Cajunboy2k New Member!

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    Thanks for all the compliments.
    My only gripe, although minor, is that the neck inlays are MOP. I'm more of a simple black dot kind of person. But like I said, it's a very minor gripe.
     
  18. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Senior Stratmaster

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    That’s fantastic! I’ve been wanting a Sonic Blue Strat for a while. That one seems to have all the bells and whistles that I’d want in a Sonic Blue Strat. Excellent trade you’ve made.
     
  19. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nice Strat, :thumb:

    I have a Strat with Texas Specials it took me a while to get used to them they seemed completely out of the norm at first that was about 6 years ago I love them pick ups.
     
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