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    Default Guitar builders - what is this?

    I know this isn't a Van Halen question, but I've seen a lot of talent on this site and I thought I'd try asking here.

    I'm thinking of building an SRV #1 tribute strat using a Road Worn strat body to start with since my understanding is that they are finished in nitro. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what/why/how that very light bare wood spot got on Stevie's guitar - see the picture. Could it be that part of the guitar looks like fresh, unstained wood because it has received the most abuse (because of constant strumming)?

    How might one go about getting that look on a guitar - I assume you tape it up and stain the areas around it?

    Thanks.

    http://www.stratcollector.com/srv1.html
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    I may be wrong, but I think that bare spot is the true color of the wood - I think the darker/blackened spots are where he'd lit the guitar on fire during "Third Stone From The Sun" (Hendrix cover)

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    Quote Originally Posted by slick4772 View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what/why/how that very light bare wood spot got on Stevie's guitar - see the picture. Could it be that part of the guitar looks like fresh, unstained wood because it has received the most abuse (because of constant strumming)?
    Precisely what that lighter area is. SRV didn't exactly have a restrained approach when it came to playing. He pushed himself well over the limits and his guitars show the extent to which he often went.

    I tried to achieve the same effect here...
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    WGAF?!!

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    You should go with the later version of the number one guitar! I don't think the fender one is even close to the original. They have a youtube video showing the number 1 guitar up close and it looks nothing like the fender version in my opinion. I own one of the Tim Davis Srv number 1 guitars and I think it looks EXACTLY like the original. They take a lot of work but that guitar is probably my favorite of my collection!! WWW.srvnumber1.com Mine is one of these but I can try to post actual pics of mine if your interested to! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi11580 View Post
    Precisely what that lighter area is. SRV didn't exactly have a restrained approach when it came to playing. He pushed himself well over the limits and his guitars show the extent to which he often went.

    I tried to achieve the same effect here...
    Good god man what was your insipiration for that?!

    The frankenstrat discovered in a 22nd century post apocolyptic world after the great "Red vs Blue" war of 1978?

    That's exactly what guitar looks like to me. That is an awesome looking guitar.

    Sorry to derail thread. Carry on, as you were, nothing to see here et cetera

 

 

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