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Thinking of finally starting that Strat Build.


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First i'm going to have to consider boiling down my trio of Telecasters to two. Then, I want to build a Hardtail Strat with a Large Headstock (66 Strat), Rosewood Board, in Lake Placid Blue. I have the neck picked out, and I want to order the body from MJT. I miss the black MIJ Hardtail I sold last year, and after a lot of searching I have given up on finding a replacement. My Tele builds have come out really nice, and if I made a mistake it was making them too light. I still go back to the original one that is just a touch heavier than the MJT Builds.  I think the sweet spot for me is around 4lbs of alder and not 3lbs. 

So:
Large Heastock

60's Carve Neck

Rosewood Board

Alder Body 4lbs'ish

Aged Lake Placid Blue (this may change)

Aged white Guard (may change if color changes)

Pickups Undecided

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If you order from MJT, specify a Wildwood body.  The USACG bodies suck, in my opinion.   Also, read up on recent MJT issues on the MJT FB page...they’ve apparently been having a bunch of unhappy customers lately...

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Strats are so great. Make sure the bridge pickup is on a tone control. It fixes the issues with the bridge pickup. Speaking of pickups, what are you going with?

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25 minutes ago, Jakeboy said:

Strats are so great. Make sure the bridge pickup is on a tone control. It fixes the issues with the bridge pickup. Speaking of pickups, what are you going with?

I haven't nailed that down yet, its to early in the process. 

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