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Old 12-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Modded Deluxe Player's Strat

Just wanted to show one of my guitars. This is a 2011 Deluxe Player's Strat that I bought earlier this year, and currently it's modded with Schaller locking tuners and a set of Kinman Impersonator 54 pickups along with Kimnan's K9 wiring harness & switching and a white pearl pickguard. The body color is transparent sapphire blue, and the neck has the rosewood fingerboard.

Previously, I had put a set of Kinman Traditional Mk-III pickups in the original pickguard with the original electronics:

I'm debating whether I like the brown tortoise or the white pearl pickguard better on this guitar. I think the brown tortoise pickguard creates a nice contrast with the white plastic parts and looks good overall, but I think the white pearl pickguard also looks really nice with the sapphire blue body. Also, a minor thing is the lettering on the Kinman pickup covers: The Traditional Mk-III pickup covers have a dark red lettering, which goes well with the brown tortoise pickguard, and the Impersonator 54 pickup covers have blue letteroing, which somewhat matches the body color.
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Old 12-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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I think the tortoise shell looks better.
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Old 12-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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My vote goes for the pearl - I think it looks cleaner with the other white plastics.
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