My Gold Metalflake '65 Relic Partocaster

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  1. clothwiring

    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    Boat contour Allparts neck (nitro finished, '65 headstock/Stratocaster logo), GR Guitars Gold Metalflake Nitro body, Area 58 and 61s pickups, CTS pots, (I think Acme trem block (like EJ Strat). I got the body on Saturday and spent 7 hours that night (until 2 am) getting the guitar together. Need to do some refinements but man..I plugged it in at that point and it sounded so sweet! Once I get the action 100% dialed in it's going to be great. It is very loud acoustically. The look and feel is similar to Joe Bonamassa's gold metalflake Partocaster. Big boat neck, all nitro and gold metalflake. Also the amber/nitro aged pickguard really compliments the look of the pickguard to body. I'm lovin' the guitar.

    Once I find my digital camera batteries I'll post some pictures...
     
  2. clothwiring

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    62 RI Body in Sunburst, same neck and pickups that I never figured out and CTS 500K pots and was wired sorta like a tele...and looked like this (guitar on right in picture)

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    And here's the new body...

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  3. gkoelling

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    Looks nice! Are you the one who has a Tele in that finish too?

    I'm looking forward to the pics.
     
  4. esoteric pete

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    that thing is gonna look KILLER! my partscaster is almost done....3TS 61' clone...mark jenny finished, just like my tele. voodoo ST60's, greenguard, ect. just waiting on my acme harness....
     
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    Yeah, you mean "Green". I love Green and play it often, especially when I need a trusty geetar and I think the new one is going to make a nice brother. Green's finish wasn't done as thick as the new Strat body. I'll get a pic up as soon as I can.

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    Wow! That is nice! Really digging it!
     
  8. gkoelling

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    You have an illness, sir. It will cost you countless hours of sleep and quite possibly cause problems in your close, personal relationships.

    Please do not try to find a remedy for this. The last person who did, had developed a 12 step program only to be bludgeoned with mid fifties Tele necks.

    Not a pretty sight.
     
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    Now I am jealous!:Spank
     
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    Now I know what I'm missing: I have a whack of Strats and Teles AND NONE OF THEM MATCH!

    Yours are very nice, and surprisingly tasteful...in an appealingly garish kinda way. Who did the finish?
     
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    Gigliotti did the Tele, GR Guitars did the Strat.
     
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  13. clothwiring

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    Yeah I know...but on the other hand you have...

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    Wow, I'm surprised no further comments after posting Bonamassa and his gold strat. :)
     
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    wicked pair of beauties...
     
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    Spiffy!
     
  17. clothwiring

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    Purty stuff.

    If you haven't gone to Youtube and seen the Bonamassa 3-part documentary (about 24 minutes in total) it is really worth it. Called Bloodline, I think...
     
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    Yup, I've seen it. I live near Joe's parents and used to be friends with his father.
     
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    It looks really good, and not many will notice, but a slab isn't period correct for a '65. Not a big deal though.... It looks killer!!! Good job!
     

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