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Re: Stratocasters

Postby Roger » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:47 pm ... 27dd493d56

My Tokai was almost identical to this one, other than the fact that mine was a "leftie" :(
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Re: Stratocasters

Postby Bob Wilson » Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:22 pm

Love Strats. With the right set-up they play themselves. Here is my list cut down as much as possible. :D
Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Hank Marvin, Adrian Gurvitz (now Curtis) of Gunn, Yngwe Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore, Dave Gilmour, Robbie Robertson, Eddie Van Halen (early) and Garry Hoey.
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Re: Stratocasters

Postby Stevo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:42 pm

I'm playing a Strat these days. I played a Fender Strat Hot Rod in the early 90's, during my rock phase.
I fancied an electric to noodle on, so I bought a Rory Gallagher Relic Strat and replaced the pickups with Bare Knuckle 'Irish Tour' pickups. It's got Fender on the headstock, but I don't think it's ever been near a Fender factory.

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Re: Stratocasters

Postby Russ Gannicott » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:37 pm

I couldn't let this thread pass without posting a picture of the latest project;


Garcia tribute Strat!

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Re: Stratocasters

Postby GORDON » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:05 am

Love it love it love it.

Well done Russ.


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Re: Stratocasters

Postby Harrysong » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:58 am

I have had a couple of Fender Strat's over the years but preferred guitars with fatter necks. I spent so many years of my youth playing a 12 string acoustic which had a large neck....playing thin necked electrics became a chore.

My all time favourite Strat was George Harrison's Sonic Blue model that he painted in psychedelic colours and appeared in The Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour" film.

Years back, I decided to replicate the guitar and painted a Squier Strat I had laying around.
A pick-up maker friend of mine wound me a 1961 spec set of pick-ups (with original bobbins and magnets) which transformed the tone of the guitar. I have since set it up for slide playing. I don't use it much but it does look nice!


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