Looking good so far. I'm really looking forward to seeing the end result of this.
I absolutely love blonde Strats! But a blonde strat with the original finish is out of my budget range. In the future I would love to find an early to mid-60's Strat that has been stripped for a project like this.
im absolutely amazed by @starrguitar1 's work - a true artist.
I must also say that both Kip and Hogy went above and beyond in getting every possible detail right,
for which im not only thankful - but deeply touched.
Next week itll ship by to @hogy for the famous Hogy Frets,
and ill meet her in Sept. in the studio in NYC recording my ext album for Ropeadope Records.
would love your tips and comments!
IMO, you made great choices. That's a nice color, and the ability to see a little ash grain is wonderful. I love RW slab fretboards and yours looks fantastic with that finish. I like original finishes just like everyone does, but IMO a fine refin of an otherwise great old guitar -- and a '60 Strat is tops for me -- is so, so much better than an ugly guitar! Jeez -- what a great result!
Question: How is this a '60 Strat if the neck is '61? I though we dated 'em by the last major component added.
Congrats on the '61 Strat!
What are the pot dates?
Kip did a beautiful refin on it. I've never seen his work on a Fender before.
Back in 2009 or 2010, he did a great refinish on my R8 Les Paul when he was doing some work with Kim through Historic Makeovers.
I see yours has a proper circa 1960 case
too. ( gold/orange interior without the knuckle-buster under the handle latch) Very cool.
Looking forward to seeing your Strat with all of the parts back on!