the gear page signature strat

QuickDraw

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ok, if fender was going to make a "the gear page" signature strat, what parts would it have and why?
 

Pedro58

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three necks... one maple, one rosewood, one ebony...
twenty-seven pickups with 2 to the 7th power switching combinations; a wickedly figured wallabywood top over solid, one-piece flubinga that is chambered to match the acoustics of the Fillmore East...

Someone else can pick it up from here. I can't do all the work!
 

Kappy

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Just put a gorgeous flame maple top on some plywood and everyone is guaranteed to love it. Looks are all that matter.

w00t!

:)
 

B Vance

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Originally posted by QuickDraw
ok, if fender was going to make a "the gear page" signature strat, what parts would it have and why?
The first thing I think it should have would be a detachable neck. It should come with a dozen or so different necks which could be attached with little effort. Some sort of locking track that where you could pull the neck out and attach a different neck in less than two minutes. It shouldn't take away from the guitar's classic look or tone as well. There are just too many different neck options out there and too many different personal preferences. This way you could go between maple and rosewood too. If this idea has yet to be copyrighted then you all heard it here first. I have the first dibs.

Thanks,

B
 

RL in Fla

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Originally posted by dkaplowitz
Just put a gorgeous flame maple top on some plywood and everyone is guaranteed to love it. Looks are all that matter.

w00t!

:)
No glitter ????? :D :D :D

The ply needs to be 10-top NOS Baltic Birch salvaged from Churchill's bunker
 

r9player

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+1 on John's there .. it just couldn't be a Fender build guitar ...
If it was Fender style it'd be what John wrote
If something PRS like it'd be Thorn/Heately/Driskill/WCR ....
If Les Paul Like .. hmm it would be Thorn/Heately/Driskill/WCR .. :)
 
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Mike Cantrell

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You makin' fun of my most recent tele purchase?



:)
wOw! Nice tele. Nice figure in the maple neck too! And those sparkles rock. :dude
 

Ldavey

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Along the lines of posts by Pedro 58 and B Vance, this Strat would have to have

-- interchangeable set of body woods, including alder, ash, lightweight heartwood swamp ash, mahogany, flamy unobtainium, etc.;

-- a feature that renders it capable of varying in weight to trade off going from more sustain versus LP-ish anchor-around-the-neck weight as desired, from moment to moment;

-- acoustic/unplugged resonant qualities that are capable of fluctuating from dead like bakelite to angelic sustain that you can hear without striking the strings

-- switchable body color, too, in the vein of the varying choice of necks, to match the majority vote in the latest GP poll

-- variable wood figuring ranging from 2.5 to an 11 top

-- a relic conversion on/off switch,

-- a convertible feature for the cavity shielding and pot values and quality, and

-- an ability to emulate the different characteristics of the varying lands of origins of Strats -- MIM, MIJ, MIK, USA Standard, etc. -- and years of manufacture (50s, 60s, '64, '65...)
 

sws1

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A switch which makes the guitar sound like Robben Ford through a Dumble.
 

Kappy

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Originally posted by Mike Cantrell
wOw! Nice tele. Nice figure in the maple neck too! And those sparkles rock. :dude
Thanks Mike. It's a great axe to be sure. I'm loving it. And the neck's the beefiest one I've ever owned...makes me feel like I'm playing little league all over again, but with a wooden bat. ;)

Here's another pic. If you'll notice how it doesn't really come to a "v" shape as it nears the headstock...it kinda' gets more bulbous up there. Lovin' it! ;)

P.S. Sorry to hijack the thread.
 

Pedal Dan

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It would be natural or Olympic white.

2 colors I wouldn't mind having a Strat in.
 

BigDoug1053

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It would be made in Indonesia, and yet incorporate all the design flaws of the original Strat. :)
 

burner

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So basically a bunch of unnecessary bulls!t that may or may not have any effect on tone or playability....
 
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EMG pickups, a Floyd, in Fire Engine Red in super think Poly finish, with a Pearl pickguard. "12 radius of course. Brass headstock back plate for added sustain, and an optional Roland Synth pickup. Strings - Elxier Poly-web. ;)
 




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