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#1
Just wondering, i know the frankenstrat is awesome but what about some other guitars from famous guitarists?
Like Hendrix's Flying V and Morrelo's Soul Power Stratocaster.
I searched for some replica's by people and i didnt find anything.
But they are awesome and im surprised no one has been looking to make something like this, although the flying v would be a bit hard with the paint job :P

#3
None of them are as iconic as the frankenstrat, or as practical for useage.

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#5
mostly because the frankenstrat is easy to do. Just some tape and a couple of cans of paint
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#6
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None of them are as iconic as the frankenstrat, or as practical for useage.


Pfft, I disagree with both. Different things are iconic for different people, and practical? for playing van halen, maybe. No neck pickup ruins the versatility.
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Pfft, I disagree with both. Different things are iconic for different people, and practical? for playing van halen, maybe. No neck pickup ruins the versatility.


Hard rock/hair metal doesn't really require the versitility so just a bridge pickups is ideally needed, with normally a mid output pickup it's fairly versitile.

I agree with the iconic thing though

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#8
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I agree with the iconic thing though


I agree here too. I'm willing to bet that out of all the guitars you mentioned, more people would recognize the frankenstrat.
#10
Perhaps because Morello isn't nearly as famous as Van Halen


Also the ease of the Frankenstrat. As for the V, I would wager it's because no one trusts their ability to stencil/paint such the design well design, and also because Hendrix is better known for playing strats.
#11
Most people think of a strat when they hear the name Hendrix. Alot of people don't know he ever used a V. It's not one that you mentioned but I've seen several Les Paul styled guitars that people have put a bullseye design on like Zakk Wylde's guitar.
#12
It's easy to stick tape on a guitar and spray it.
Most frankie copies are nothin' like the actual frankie.
Some are just tape on a guitar.

The amount of Frankenstrat replicas are equal to the amount of modding EVH fans, and as EVH tinkered with his guitars, A LOT, it's natural to inspire some interest in modding.
The amount of Soul Power/Arm the Homeless replicas are equal to the amount of modding morello fans.
Though EVH would naturally have more guitarist and more modder fans, he inspired an army of guitarists, where Morello, as inspiring as he is, inspired less guitarists, etc etc.
#13
there's loads of Alexi Laiho guitars being made. Also, Morrello's Soul Power is just as iconic, as for the Jimi V; not so much because he used lots of different guitars, probably more famous is his right handed strat?
#14
Is it possible to mod your Les Paul to match the Slash spec? I mean, the SD pickups are obvious enough, but the whole neck thing....you'd probably be best off buying the Slash model or a new neck.

As for your suggestions, If you can make a V like hendrix's, i'll be amazed - though from what i've seen of this forum, I wouldn't be that amazed
And Tom Morello well... >.>...
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#15
I know what you mean. I'd eventually like to build the Hendrix V, once i get good at building.
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#18
Hey I'm making a replica of Hendrix's Monterey Pop strat and one of Dave Gilmour's blackie..so don't say people dont do it
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#19
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what?

come now, nobody likes a gratuitously negative person.

If it's worth spending your time to type something, make it worth our time reading.

I'd definitely make a Morello Strat, But I wouldn't play it. I don't know what it is, it just seems like it'd be wierd, playing my music on someone else's custom guitar... I can see it for a Rage cover band, but It just seems like... sacrilege?
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#20
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Hey I'm making a replica of Hendrix's Monterey Pop strat and one of Dave Gilmour's blackie..so don't say people dont do it

Didn't Clapton name his strat "Blackie"?
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#21
You're right, Dave's is just called "The Black Strat" but blackie was quicker to type.
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#23
^Exactly what I just said.
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#24
I like Gilmour's Strat. So simple, practical, and elegant...

But on topic, Soul Power is just a standard flat-top Strat ripoff, with a Floyd, a killswitch, and some stuff written on it. And Hendrix's V, as stated earlier, requires so much artistry, most average modders wouldn't want to try.
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#25
The neck-on switch is very useful.
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#26
Quote by Coolcat13
But on topic, Soul Power is just a standard flat-top Strat ripoff, with a Floyd, a killswitch, and some stuff written on it.
And the Frankenstrat is a strat, with 2 pickups ripped out, a floyd, and a new paint job.
So? im not trying to upset anyone here but, its not about the ''its just this n that'', its making the thing look and sound the same, it doesnt matter how simple it is imo.
Do agree bout the V though, only proffesionals could pull that off.
#27
But I also don't think frankenstrats are all that special: Eddie's, sure, because it was original, but so many people do them. And I didn't say it was simple, just not anything amazingly special. I admire him for taking the time and effort to make it custom, but don't think it's a fantastically amazing guitar, if I'm making any sense
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#28
I think there is more Alexi's being built than Morellos because Alexi is overall more inspiring as a player. Sure, Morello is good, but is he great? Not really.
#30
Everyone likes the look of a crappy guitar.

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#31
Quote by Coolcat13
Soul Power is just a standard flat-top Strat ripoff, with a Floyd, a killswitch, and some stuff written on it.



It's no rip off, it's a MIJ Fender Aerodyne Strat, and I'm fairly positive it's an Ibanez trem
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#32
not true, last year, i saw a bunch of RR24s' in GB&C
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#33
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#34
I don't think it's been mentioned.

The EVH strat is cheap as chips in comparison to the other guitars. Set neck=instantly more expensive. Gibson V, expensive. Morello's Fender, more expensive, etc. etc.

Eddie's strat was a factory second body and a cheap maple neck. Throw a few cans of paint, an honestly ****e wiring job, some masking tape and some hacking and slashing and you have an Iconic guitar. If you wanted to do it well, it'd probably cost a bit more with a good neck and a good pickup, but it is still a very cheap guitar that works, and now looks iconic.
#35
If I had the material and the time, I'd try my best to make an exact replica of Arm The Homeless.
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#36
Quote by matticus66
It's no rip off, it's a MIJ Fender Aerodyne Strat, and I'm fairly positive it's an Ibanez trem


Correct. only thing I have to ad is that it is a FSR. Also I making a Soul Power Replica out of my Kramer Focus 3000.

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#37
I don't actually know what the "Frankenstrat" is but from the rest of this thread I've gathered Eddie Van Halen plays it, but I actually know a bloke that attempted making a copy of Tom Morellos strat there.

Well when I say that he really just took his strat and wrote Soul Power on it with tip-ex. :P
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#38
Well, I'm planning a Frusciante tele or strat...i'm running into problems just planning
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#39
You know what guitar I would like to get copied: The Billy Corgan Bat Strat (I know the guy was never famous but that beaten up Strat with those Frances Meyer Bat stickers was pretty iconic for me.
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#40
The reason why people do it is cause its fairly easy, cheap and pretty iconic whether you like that or not. You're copying a guitar that was made from parts so thats always a plus though I still think its very difficult to nail it down properly, I've seen a lot of people attempt it and few make right. Also you can use cheap bodies, or Squiers and strip the paint which is also appealing to a lot because they can turn that POS they have laying around in the closet into something worth showing off, have fun doing it and it won't cost them an arm and a leg. There are a ton of pictures floating around so that makes it easier also.
I'm making a replica myself of an EVH guitar except I've always liked his Kramer 5150 a lot more. If I had to do another EVH replica it would probably be his Hot For Teacher video guitar or the one he used live for Unchained with the circles on it.
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