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  1. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the tortoiseshell with that color, and with a rosewood board? Forget about it!
     
  2. Otisblove

    Otisblove Senior Stratmaster

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    As of 3 days ago, I'm in the club. A 2010 mim. Always wanted an Olympic white strat. image.jpeg
     
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  3. Dewey

    Dewey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Congratulations man!
     
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  4. Skiltrip

    Skiltrip Strat-Talker

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    I did that once. Wished I didn't after the fact. Bought another. Gearing ain't easy.
     
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  5. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    I've asked all my friends and family and tortoise shell wins out!

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    Now, I need a neck!
     
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  6. westerner1

    westerner1 Strat-Talk Member

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    I just picked up this 2013 used American Standard last Friday with case and everything but toggle plastic and strap. I love it!
     

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  7. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    I pulled the trigger on this today:
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    I only need a few things and I can assemble it!
     
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  8. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    Since I want all nickel hardware, and I had a gold bridge, I took the bridge completely apart and got my Dremel with a stiff thick felt polishing disc and metal polish and went to town!
    The saddles took the most time and I couldn't get into the super narrow crevasses, but I like the way it turned out!
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    Half the saddles done. You can really see the difference between the two colors here.
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    Saddles all done! You can still see a little gold where I couldn't get, but that's ok.
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    Saddles on the base that I did the exact same thing to. Brass Callaham trem block that a friend gave me a couple years ago. I thought I'd use it on this project.
     
  9. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    All assembled again! I think it looks very nice. I do wish, though, that I had a small metal stamp that has my name. Then, I could stamp each side of the saddles, "FRANK". That would be a super neat personal touch. I wonder if I could have one made for a reasonable price?
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    Top view. Still a trace amount of gold in a spot or two, but you'd really have to be looking for it in order to spot it.
     
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  10. sbradbury67

    sbradbury67 Senior Stratmaster

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    Looks good
     
  11. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You're a very patient man! Congrats - that's a good job.
     
  12. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    The neck arrived today. It came to me with a slight back bow to it. Now that I've got it flat, it will need a very minor fret leveling, crowning and my favorite thing of all, POLISHING!
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  13. Skiltrip

    Skiltrip Strat-Talker

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    I LOVE the feel of the neck on these. I had a 2013. Sold it, regretted it. Bought a 2016. Same glorious neck and fingerboard.
     
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  14. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    Leveled, crowned & polished!
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  15. Zokki

    Zokki Strat-Talk Member

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    As a Jimi fan, I go for white strats :)


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  16. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    Almost done! Messy kitchen counter!
     
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  17. frpax

    frpax Strat-Talker

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    I'm not a great guitar player, but I really like the way this one sounds!
     
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  18. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    I've posted this pic before, but here's my white and my blonde Strat. I love 'em!!!
     

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  19. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    What pickups? It sounds and looks phenomenal!!!
     
  20. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    This looks great!!
     
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