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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Oly White, Mint Green and ?

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Santee CA

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Oct 14th, 2017 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

^ I had a mint green on my JV Strat also. If I go back to SSS (it's HSS now) the mint green guard will go back on. It's a great look.


Kathmandu, Nepal.

Oct 15th, 2017 12:53 PM   Edit   Profile  




pronounced mish-ka
Oct 25th, 2017 01:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

IMO the quintessential Stratocaster is Jimi's Oly White and maple neck ... how can one argue with that ?

Rob Jai

Calif Cap City

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Oct 25th, 2017 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Don't just go on looks. I recently changed the neck on my Oly White Jimmy Vaughn due to worn out frets on my original maple neck. I decided to go with rosewood for a change and I GOT a change - in tone and not in a good way. My favorite guitar became my least favorite due to it not sounding nearly as good as it did previously. Nothing else had changed.

I ended up having the frets crowned and put the maple neck back on it and now I'm happy again.

I used to not believe there was a noticeable tone difference between the two but now I'm a believer.

Both maple and rosewood LOOK good on a white Strat though.

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USA/Taos, NM

Oct 25th, 2017 08:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

There's a lot more to a neck than whether it's rosewood or maple. You may have experienced the same downgrade in tone with just another maple-boarded neck. In my experience, these things definitely vary from neck to neck, no matter what the material. Whether it's the density of the neck and its material, its shape (thickness, width, etc.), the frets, or whatever (personally...I don't really know), each neck (I find) makes a guitar sound different.

Consider yourself fortunate for having a neck that works well with the body it is on. I would never give such a good combination up and would continue to have the neck serviced in order to maintain the quality of tone.

My 2 cents...



Oct 27th, 2017 06:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

I prefer the maple and especially a maple neck with a maple cap fretboard.

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Santee CA

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Oct 27th, 2017 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

+1 stratcowboy.

I've had bad luck with rosewood boards. All my 3 Strats are all maple. That aside I've heard too many great sounding Strats (& Teles) with rosewood boards. In the end a good Strat is a good Strat.

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