Here's an interesting Strat/Tele hybrid. This guitar was custom built as a homage to a genuine 1963 Stratocaster. The body was CNC-ed based off a genuine 1963 Strat. It was built and refinished to the exacting details in Spain by one of the best vintage spec builders there.
The body was finished using identical paint stick methods with the yellow stain coat. This yellow stain is visible in the neck pocket. It was then finished in Inca Silver and carefully aged to show the appropriate natural finish checking (not a razorblade hack job) and shows the right amount of yellowing in all the right areas. The yellow-ed clear coat gives the illusion that the finish gold, but the true inca silver can be seen under the pickguard and by the neck pocket. Please view the close up pictures in detail and notice how the paint was applied just like it would be in the old days. The wood fibers/hairs are clearly visible in the pickup routes and the control cavity.
The neck is a Warmoth "licensed by Fender" Telecaster neck that fits perfectly in the neck pocket. This neck is a custom "baseball" neck. It is very chunky around the upper section and then continues to maintain the same. The neck entire neck has a thin wiped on Tung Oil finish. The front and back of the headstock is finished in nitrocellulose up until the nut. Very unique satin feel; fast playing neck. The headstock bears the "Fender" spaghetti logo under the finish minus any stratocaster/telecaster wordings. Due to trademark infringements, Reverb will not allow the images showing the headstock. Please message privately for additional pictures or follow the links for detailed pictures at the bottom of this page.
The pickups (Custom Shops) were wired very carefully to the exact standards. The wires used are authentic "Gavitt Brand", 22 Gauge Push back 7 strand waxed cloth sleeve wires. These are the same as used on the originals from that era.
Here are the appointments:
Genuine Celluloid Lashing Greenguard
Neck pickup 6k, Middle Pickup 6.5k and Bridge 7k
German made vintage repro saddles with "pat. pend." stamp.
True USA Centralab vintage style 5 way switch (with outside spring)
Fender vintage aluminum guard
California custom & classic capacitors of Fullerton CA, C-D 1950's 0.1uFD 150VDC RI Style Reproduction Wax/Paper "Brown Phonebook" Capacitor
3 CTS 250k (450G Series) Hand Metered and Matched to +/-5% Vintage Taper Style/Short shafts. (Low rotational Torque 3/8" Brass Bushings, 1/2" Split Brass splined slotted shafts with the classic "Dimpled" Backs.
Vintage Correct specs with the exception of the 5-way switch and Eric Johnson's Custom "Float-cut Wired" Method for less microphonic and increased warmth.
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