The Galaxy of Strats book -- whoa

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  1. DANOCASTER

    DANOCASTER Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been looking for one for a while. I bought one from Strat-O-Crazy in Japan and the mailman just delivered it

    WOW - it's the strat equivalent of The Blackguard Book :banana

    I'm gonna make a replica of EVERY guitar in that book !!

    anybody have one ?
     
  2. loftyrocket

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    just let me know when you do
     
  3. relix63

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    Don't have the book but I want one. I'll take one of the repilca's too.
     
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    I have the book. It's great. Out of curiosity, what did they charge you for it?
     
  5. MSS

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    Yes, great book.........the author was known as quite the master strat builder in Japan. It is a fantastic book just to drool over all the different guitars and the unique colours etc etc.
     
  6. DANOCASTER

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    it wasn't cheap - $175 !!

    but I saw one on Ebay go over $300 so....

    still a lot of dough but it will certainly provide $175 worth of inspiration :beer
     
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    If Dano's inspired, then a lot of TPG'ers will be inspired too!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    I just bought one called "The Stratocaster Book" from Japan... very cool... Great pics and they measure things like the difference between tuners, etc. insane. It's all in Japanese... I wish it was in English because there is so much stuff in there... ~$50
     
  9. todd richman

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    Dan, you should make a replica of every one for sure. In fact, you should publish a book of your guitars with the photos from smugmug and the details and specs of each. Maybe a CD with it demoing the tones.
     
  10. DANOCASTER

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    that's all very flattering but it's my opinion that if anybody wants to geek out on cool beat-up guitars, LIKE I DO, they should at least look at the real McCoy - not replicas ( however nice they may be )

    plus - my photos are not copy protected so anybody can download any photos for free from Smugmug or my website. I'm flattered if they even wanna check it out :)

    but thanks :beer

    But any strat lover should really check out the Galaxy of Strats - it really is a fantastic collection of amazing looking strats

    there's a chapter on all the cool custom colors - a chapter on various "blondes" - as well as another on sunbursts

    I wish there was an equivalent for teles ( as much as I LOVE the Blackguard Book - the teles from '50-'54 aren't my favorites )
     
  11. Shark Sandwich

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    wow, $175.00! I paid $35.00 for mine about 8 years ago, and I could have bought as many as I wanted to. . .looks like I really blew that one.

     
  12. DANOCASTER

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    I havent seen one available on Ebay ( or even in the USA ) for a LONG time

    I bought a super clean all orig '64 Deluxe Reverb w/ cover and footswicth for $500 8 yrs ago too :)

    :banana
     
  13. MeMota

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    While we're speaking of great books, what do you guys recommend for strat / tele books? I have the Blackguard book, but what's great for strats (that's in print), and what other tele books do I "need"? :)

    Thanks guys
     
  14. todd richman

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    Dan-I got the book idea from Kim at Historic Makeovers who is working on a book of Dave Johnson's Historic Makeover work on Bursts.
     
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    DANOCASTER Gold Supporting Member

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    ok, THAT explains it

    those Les Paul guys are the real freaks !! :munch
     
  16. skhan007

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    I have a gold strat that was a replica from that very book. I can't remember the page number, but I want to say it was page 65 or something like that- gold strat, rosewood board, transition logo, small headstock. Greg Fessler built mine as a pilot run guitar in '04. Dan- please post images from this book if you can. Many of us have never seen it!
     
  17. HelloKittyHawk!

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    The Stratocaster Chronicles byTom Wheeler.

    Richard Smith's Fender: The Sound Heard 'round the World
    is also really good, but it covers the whole Fender line.

    A.R. Duchossier(that's a guess- I don't have the books here!) wrote a slim volume each for the Strat and the Tele. They're pretty good, but slight.

    As soon as I got The Blackguard Book (used, here in the Emporium), I wished that someone would lavish such obsessive detail on her sexier sister, the Strat.

    I can't swing that price though. One day!
     
  18. MeMota

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    Thanks very much. I've had a look at the Stratocaster Chronicles, and it looks great so I'll grab a copy of that. I've actually got the amp book by the same guys (Soul of Tone), didn't know about the Strat one.

    That Blackguard Book needs a sequel!

    Edit: great sig HelloKittyHawk!
     
  19. HelloKittyHawk!

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    That signature is painfully true this month! And I actually ran out of space a, while ago, to list all the people I've purchased stuff from.
    But being 100% broke is the only thing that keeps me from obsessively checking the Emporiums. It's kinda liberating!
     
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    one for sale at the moment http://tinyurl.com/lybo23 on ebay UK.

    page 65 is a fiesta red 1960 - yours sounds like page 29 - a 65 in firemist gold with transition logo
     

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