Poll: Which strat should I build
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View poll results: Which strat should I build
Jimi Hendrix Monterey Strat
15 39%
SRV Charley strat. (with Lipstick Pickups)
15 39%
Some kind of parts-caster based on a 50s guitar
7 18%
other (please tell me what your idea is. i would like it to be a strat though)
1 3%
Voters: 38.
#1
hey guys, im planning on just buying a bunch of strat parts and assembling them this summer. i will probably buy most of it from ebay, particularly the body. hopefully i can find a good deal. andyway, there are three different strats im wanting to make. 2 of them based on famous strats, and one just a regular old strat. (probably will be a 50's strat)

the first choice, which will be very hard to do, i think, is the Jimi Hendrix Monterey Strat.





my second choice is a replica of SRVs white strat with lip stick pups in it. I think he called it charley.





my third option would basically just be a parts-caster. as of right now, i think i would probably do an old red fender color, with a maple neck (i already have a sunburst/roseood neck guitar.) it would also probably have some type of 50s pickups.

so UG, which do you think i should do? any input? also, if you have any other idea, thats totally cool. im open to anything. thanks alot.
Last edited by chea_man at May 2, 2008,
#2
I like the SRV one. With a '70s headstock painted like his, it would look awesome, and have a different sound to it. The Monterey Strat would be too difficult IMO.

EDIT: The SRV guitar is mising the lower tone control, which is odd. Dont leave it off, definately keep it.
Last edited by qotsa1998 at May 2, 2008,
#3
yeah i think it would be very hard, but im willing to try.

thanks for the input
#4
Charley was a hard tail, in case you didnt know.
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#5
Quote by redneck516
Charley was a hard tail, in case you didnt know.

yeah thanks, i took a mental note of that the other day when i was watching a SRV DVD, but i already forgot. thanks alot
#6
im going to bed now. i need to bump this before i go. give me your input y'all
#7
i say do the SRV one. that would be cool to have the lipstick tube pickups. OR, maybe combine both the SRV strat and the hendrix one to have a guitar with lipstick tube pickups and some sort of design on the body like jimi's. maybe not the same though. it would be better to have something original on it.
#8
From that photo, i think the SRV one looks nicer, If it's hard tail would the body still have the route for a whammy? Cos that might hinder the tone. You could fill it in, if the worst came to the worst.
#9
mix both, do the monterey strat with lipstick pickups
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#11
im liking the monterey/charley idea. thats pretty sweet.

and ti the guy asking about the whammy route, i would buy a body for a hardtail strat if i chose to do a charley.

keep going with suggestions though
Last edited by chea_man at May 3, 2008,
#12
I say do a hardtail strat, rosewood neck with the big headstock (cbs or precbs, I can never remember which is which), lipstick pickups (maybe a regular single coild in the bridge, but thats my personal preference and it may look bad), and the two tone paint like the monterey with or without a design.


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