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    A New Guitar

    Well I like the relic stuff, I've never really had one, I wanted a relic Strat. Got a nice replica from a dude. Is it over the top? I don't know, probably. Is the greatest relic job ever? No, but I dig it.

    I did make some changes. Obviously I put the Fender logos on it. I am going to stick with the vintage trem, it actually stays in tune pretty well. I switched the entire pickguard and pickups, it had three single coils, and they sounded good actually. I kept the original pickguard intact. I put a GFS VEH in the bridge (which sounds awesome btw), removed the middle pickup because it bothers me when I play, and put a single coil from one of my taken apart Kramers. I got rid of the vintage trem bar and put on a Floyd one, more my style.

    Last thing I am waiting for are locking Schallers. It plays actually pretty damn incredible.

    I need to beat up the pickguard a little bit, the one that was on it was reliced and didn't look as clean as the new one. But it's just a fun thing to bang around on.









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    Very cool, Brett....congrats.

    This one and your pink EBMM are about as opposite as two guitars can look!
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    Gotta LOVE that headstock. Man that is cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Very cool, Brett....congrats.

    This one and your pink EBMM are about as opposite as two guitars can look!
    Actually my Pink EBMM isn't in the greatest condition, I played it for so many years. My amber one is almost mint though.
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    I dig it. I love Strats and those big ass head stocks are my favorite.
    You have the back of the neck's finish worn off, it's just natural there?

    YOU have a single coil on it? Wow whats next? a Les Paul?

    It looks great man. Thats a pleasure in life for sure, a new axe.

    Best of luck with it.
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    Wow, that strat almost looks like an Yngwie relic....at probably 1/10 the cost!
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    Quote Originally Posted by At0micPunk View Post
    I dig it. I love Strats and those big ass head stocks are my favorite.
    You have the back of the neck's finish worn off, it's just natural there?

    YOU have a single coil on it? Wow whats next? a Les Paul?

    It looks great man. Thats a pleasure in life for sure, a new axe.

    Best of luck with it.
    HAHA it had three single coils 5 hours ago!

    It still feels like there's still some finish on the neck, I don't really know what the guy did, it feels nice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Wow, that strat almost looks like an Yngwie relic....at probably 1/10 the cost!
    Kinda I guess, but obviously not my intention. With everything I added, it probably cost me $550 or something like that. Not very much. I got the new pickguard and the VEH for $45 combined, it was the locking Schallers that cost me some bucks.
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    I like it alot, Brett! Has cool vibe to it..
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    I fucking love it!
    Lots of mojo in that axe.
    I just might build one now.
    Hmmm.......a reliced tone monster.
    Seems to be a trend in the works.
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    congrats brett.

    enjoy!

    hey, whatever happened with that custom shop you were thinking about buying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    congrats brett.

    enjoy!

    hey, whatever happened with that custom shop you were thinking about buying?
    I still have it, my friend is in Africa for a month and told me to just hang on to it. I haven't decided what I am going to do yet.
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    Love that color. The faded banana look, with a white pick guard was used primarily on Telecasters favored by the country pickers I admired in my youth.

    Best of luck with it, Brett. Looks very cool.
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    I was thinking of going white with the pickguard, but that seemed too-Yngwie for me, and I wasn't going for that.
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