Show Me Your Translucent Blonde Strats

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  1. Nickcha

    Nickcha Member

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    I just bought a really nice 2lbs 6oz Swamp Ash body and I'm having it painted & relic'd with thin coats of nitro Blonde. I'm interested in seeing any pix you might have of nice looking translucent Blonde Strats.

    Thanks!
     
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    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh man, you guys are killing me here.

    That is such an elegant combination with the gold hardware.:drool


    Wonder if Fender will ever release a nitro or thin skin version of that color.


    RC
     
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    The best thing about those pictures, besides the beautifulitudinessness of the huitars, is that they lack any stupid fake wear marks or fake chipps that are supposed to confer insta-Mojo.
     
  5. LightninBoy

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    Here you are sire:

    http://wildwoodguitars.com/electrics/fender/avts/57strat/

    Not sure if it's what you're after spec wise, but it is a 'thin skin'

    :BEER
     
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    VERY nice. Tell me about it...
     
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    I highly recommend getting a tortoise shell pickguard with the translucent blonde it really looks awesome.

    Chuck
     
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    it's a USACG ash strat, built to early 50's specs -- vintage blonde, with Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickups.
    it's well documented here:
    ash strat
     
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    Nick, who's doing the work for you?
     
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    Here are some pics of my trans blonde Suhr Classic, which I bought a week ago from Lance, aka "AC Fixer", here on TGP. Lance, btw, is a great guy to buy gear from. He did a superb packing job and wasted no time in getting it shipped off to me . . . real 1st class act!

    The body is one-piece swamp ash that just vibrates and resonates beautifully, with a big and dynamic sound. Medium C Vintage neck, maple with Pao Ferro fingerboard and abalone dot inlays. I love this guitar to death, and have barely touched (or really desired to) my other axes. Fat cleans and cutting driven leads -- I've never been more happy with a guitar.

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    Love them blondes!

    Cheers,

    -- Sunil
     
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    Manny Echegaray at VintageReplica.com.

    I got the 2.6lbs body from him (might be a USACG). I'm getting the neck from USACG, pups from Jim Rolph, hdwr from Callham, electronics from George Alessandro, and Manny's doing the paint and assembly.

    I am really looking forward to this because it's going to be a true '56 style Strat. Rolph is as good as they come at nailing the pups and USACG provides excellent wood. And (maybe surprising but) to get the truly authentic early 50s sound I'm going with a 7.25 radius on a Fat C flat sawn neck. Gotta stay on the path.
     
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    Chuck, do you have a picture showing this combination?
    I would like to see one..
     
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    Some people like it........

    M.E.
     

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