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Neck thru body strat- who makes 'em?

osoloco69

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I'm curious to know who makes neck thru body strats and what y'all think are the pros and cons of the different makes?
 

amc

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gene baker makes a b3 that is a neck-thru superstrat
as good as it gets........
 

theon

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James Hamilton built a neck through strat for Stevie Vaughn.The "Hamiltone".I think there may be some confusion on the internet.There is another site that uses the Hamiltone name but has no affiliation with the luthier James Hamilton.That being said the MAN can be reached at jamiltone@comcast.net Pros would be that the pickups and bridge are mounted basically in/on the neck itself.More sustain plus truer tone.Cons would be if any part of the neck breaks you may be in for a repair along the lines of a set net guitar.Also it IS easy to imagine it would sound like a STRAT.What ELSE could it sound like? I hope this helps answer your question to get you closer to your tone quest.Good luck!
 

1radicalron

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I have a Fender Custom Shop Strat from the early 90's. A Set Neck, Flame Maple Top. Custom Made by the man himself - Gene Baker. It is a very Cool Guitar!
 

osoloco69

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I have wondered about the guys at resurrection guitars...anyone have one of their makes? Terrapin, I am looking to get away from the heel :)
 

dumbell78

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Im pretty sure Fender did make some neck thru Strats in the 80-90's. Might be able to find some on the used market.
 

Pablomago

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I remember some through neck Strats in California in the '80's. They were laminate necks like Alembics. I don't know who made them. I remember them advertised in the Bay Area music magazines.
 

osoloco69

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Wow Pat from Ressurrection guitars said he could make one no problem, and that he could do an angled headstock too(no string retainers). All I gotta do is have lefty kahler 7300(so the whammy is on top) installed and I might have a Hendrix sound with ease of play too :)
 
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Lynn Ellsworth and John Fadden built eleven neck-thru Boogie Bodies Strats, starting in 1977. They were made of either Zebrawood, Birdseye Maple, or Mahogany. They went to Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, Manny Charlton (Nazareth), and parts unknown (one was destroyed in a fire). Abalone Vintage had a beautiful 9.5lb. Birdseye model on eBay a few months ago. It subsequently was sold to a collector.

They had angled headstocks and an amazingly sleek heel. Obviously, the attack lacks some of the "snap" of a bolt-on, but you'd have no doubt that you were hearing a Strat.

I've seen photos of a 'Mighty Mite'(USA) branded model(on usacharvels.net), and that appeared to have been made by Boogie Bodies, with whom they definitely had an arrangement.
 

Jon Silberman

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Not everyone is a fan but here's where Carvin is your friend. Both of these are neck-throughs.

DC135

DC145

If you're creative, you can do a lot with a Carvin. Here's a beautiful DC model one guy customized to be like Jerry Garcia's Wolf guitar by Doug Irwin for far less than the cost of a replica.

 
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paintguy

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>>Wow, now I know where that neck joint came from

Yep. Below is one of the prototype Custom Shop Set-Necks. I think they just used that for the Blackmore when he said he wanted it set for his model.

Its very cool. I see a few small builders have adopted it...
 

hubberjub

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Not everyone is a fan but here's where Carvin is your friend. Both of these are neck-throughs.


If you're creative, you can do a lot with a Carvin. Here's a beautiful DC model one guy customized to be like Jerry Garcia's Wolf guitar by Doug Irwin for far less than the cost of a replica.

Is that John from DSO/Further's Carvin?
 

Jon Silberman

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Not sure. It's posted in a thread entitled Wolf in the Grateful Dead Equipment section of the rukind.org forum.
 




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