Remember that heavy relic Strat I bought?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Lonn, May 31, 2021.

  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Our own Believer7713 has worked his magic and turned a sow’s ear into a silk purse. Can’t wait to get the body back and assembled. I just can’t decide whether to reassemble it with the original parts or steal all the parts off my Harley Benton to put on it. Before and current shots.

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    I may replace this body with the blue one. LOVE these HB Strats. The gold on blue would be awesome.
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  2. stormsedge

    stormsedge Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Sweet paint job!
     
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    J4ME5 Strat-O-Master

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    I take great pleasure in seeing apparently-destroyed-but-underneath-perfecty-good things being brought back to life like this – great job!
     
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    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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  5. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I asked him to sign the inside of the body too, he needs to get his work out in the public.

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    Rudedawg Senior Stratmaster

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    Beautiful:thumb:
     
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  7. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Censored

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    @Believer7713 great job, how did you deal with that funky signature on the body? Did you sand the area down level or filled it with something?
     
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    LivingMyDream Strat-Talker

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    That's a gorgeous paint job!
     
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  9. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    As good as that looks and especially if thats a Fender body, or even if it isn't, I'd put the best parts i had available into it
     
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  10. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    That looks really good!
     
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    Stratbats Senior Stratmaster

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  12. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    It’s a genuine Fender body and I pretty much got rid of that signature before I sent it to him.
     
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    Baelzebub Dr. Stratster

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    Knew that blue was gonna look great, but wow...can't wait to see it with the gold hardware.
     
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    Electgumbo Not Of This Earth

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    Very Cool!
     
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  15. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Muuuch better!
     
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    MGW-AB Strat-Talker

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    Very nice indeed.
    Enjoy!
     
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    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Good for playing "The Blues".
     
  18. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    I had a blue/gold strat about 15 years ago with a clear guard. Since this one has a finished cavity and the pickup wiring is tidy that may be an option


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  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I completely recontoured the top contours to be closer to the Fullerton style cuts.
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    I mocked it up with a parchment pickguard earlier and it almost looks like LPB to me.
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    It reminds me of a strat I had back in college that I wish I never would have sold. Money was an issue at the time though.
     
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  20. stormin1155

    stormin1155 Strat-Talker

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    Bluuutiful!