Strat decal opinions...

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  1. tommygunn1986

    tommygunn1986 Member

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    I have a CBS style Warmoth Strat neck coming in the mail. Ordered it unfinished because I intend to color match the headstock (Daphne blue). Which slide decal do you guys think will look better with that finish? I'm kinda leaning towards the transition one.

    Transition era ('65 - '68)
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  2. moosewayne

    moosewayne Supporting Member

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    I like the transition.
    I never cared for the curved 'stratocaster'.
     
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    Herb Utsmelz 'Tis what 'tis Supporting Member

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    I vote transition because it seems more "vintage correct" to your color scheme.
     
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    Vintage, not a fan of the curved lettering.
     
  5. tommygunn1986

    tommygunn1986 Member

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    A very good point
     
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    Herb Utsmelz 'Tis what 'tis Supporting Member

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    I like both logos so I it was just the next criteria for me. The rest of the guitar might not even be too vintage inspired haha.
     
  7. tommygunn1986

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    It is. The body is a MIM Classic Series 50s.
     
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    Herb Utsmelz 'Tis what 'tis Supporting Member

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    So if you're staying along the lines of vintage, I'd use the transition logo. It'd be rare to have a painted CBS headstock but one with the '69 curved logo would be a one-off special order type of thing.
     
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  9. Guitarworks

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    The transition one was always what I saw on the color match headstocks.
     
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    I prefer the trasition logo, but for a lighter daphne blue color I think the darker logo might look better.

    Similar to this:

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  11. bluesoul

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    Transition....the decal can go over the finish. The 68/69 curved style would need to be under the finish. Easier to do a water slide over the finish!
     
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  12. Go Cat Go!!

    Go Cat Go!! Member

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    Neither, create your own logo and put it on there.

    I'm a huge fan of Warmoth and parstacasters in general. I dislike seeing Fender logos on non Fender parts. I just bugs me.

    It sounds like you're creating a unique and highly personal piece. Completely own it! Call it the TommyGunnCaster or simply the Tommy Gunn. Crap I buy it just for the name!
     
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    More fake stuff.
     
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    I like the transition logo myself.
     
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    Transition logo...no question.
     
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    :facepalm agree with a few others...put your own logo or name on it, or leave it blank. The latter grows on ya.

    Who buys something generic in life and puts name brand logo on it... a want to be, and that's not who the OP is. Think about it. If nothing other than a Fender logo, looks right, then you should've bought a Fender or FCS if spec was ultra unique.

    Neck sold here:
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/142156649436?_mwBanner=1

    Sorry, it's just not good to do on many levels and why I even think its against TGP rules to post pictures of said fakes.

    PS. Nothing above has to do with OP ever trying to sell it as a Fender...nothing, as I trust 99% here would never do that. It's about other reasons. :facepalm
     
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  17. tommygunn1986

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    I understand your sentiments. I dont plan on selling it at any point. Just wanted to create my "signature guitar." Fender sure ain't gonna do it for me (unless I shell out thousands). I looked into buying a Fender neck but was very specific about what I wanted (thick V profile, rw board, CBS headstock with no bullet, stainless steel frets)
     
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  18. Mikhael

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    Put me in the group that says not to use a Fender decal. You might try what I did; my last name is Porter. It's the same number of letters as Fender, so I made a logo in the Fender style script that actually says "Porter" on it. From a distance, it looks just like the Fender logo, but up close it's obvious it isn't.

    Something odd I noticed; a lot of the big guitar manufacturers have 6 letters in their name. Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor, Yamaha, Ibanez, Parker... I guess I should start building guitars.
     
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    Rarely do people plan to sell this sort of thing. But the day may come when you need to. And even if, when you do, you're up front with the buyer, you have no control over what they may do with it, and you will have essentially released a fake into the world.
     
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    It's not a Fender neck, so don't put a Fender decal on it! The only real reason to use a Fender decal on a non-Fender neck is to, in some way, at some point, fool people into thinking it is a Fender neck.

    It's a Warmoth neck.......Doesn't Warmoth have decals?
     
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