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    Default David Gilmour Strat

    Im thinking of acquiring parts for a Gilmour Strat build. I probably wont be putting it together myself as I tried that once with a Franky I painted 6 yrs ago (things looks amazing) and the thing is still not put together as everytime I try to install the bridge I hit a wall and get fed up.

    Im wondering if there is anybody here who might have a lead on parts or any other info that could prove to be useful. Id basically want it to be a relic but I can do the relicing no problem.

    Any suggestions or thoughts would be mucho apprecioso.
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    If you want authenticity you need a sunburst alder body painted black and then route for a kahler, then fill the kahler route with wood and paint.
    For the neck I would get the specs from the Fender website and get a neck from Chris Locke or another supplier matching those specs. Make sure you get the vintage tint, that kinda yellow orange tint.

    Here is a website that has great pickguards and electronics for the Gilmour strat.

    Stratcat.com or overdrive guitar works. The custom shop model has a Seymour Duncan ssl 5 custom shop 69 and a fat 50s, plus the mini toggle that activates the neck pickup in any position plus that website has other pickups that were in the black strat during the 70s.

    Best of luck and I hope it turns out great even getting top of the line materials its still cheaper than the Fender model goes for.

    Also I think the book The Black Start written by Davids Hussar tech had all the history of its mods with pics, pretty awesome stuff
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    These two sites are really helpful...

    http://www.stratcat.biz/black_strat_project.shtml

    http://www.gilmourish.com/

    And I also agree about getting a copy of the Black Strat book. Its great
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    Awesome. Thanks guys!
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