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Mick Reid
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May 1st, 2019 09:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Is the wear on the fretboard for reals?

Or is that "factory" relicing?

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Planet Peegoo

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May 2nd, 2019 04:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

The pickups are Rumpelstiltskin, marked 5.6k bridge, 5.4k middle, and 5.0k neck. All three have north-up staggered mags with beveled tops and have what appears to be 42-gauge wire (the dark purplish stuff). I cannot remember if these are 50s or 60s repros, and I cannot remember the alnico formula. These pickups have a 'bloom' in the tone that two of my Fender Strats don't have; one has alnico 2 mags and the other has alnico 5. The Fenders do sound great, but these pickups are something entirely different. It's most noticeable when playing though an overdrive pedal into the amp set just on the edge of breakup.

The neck is naturally worn; when I finished it 15 years ago I shot a thin coat of amber nitro and no clear coat. I did clear coat over the headstock decals to help keep 'em in place. It's been on a bunch of guitars (Strats, Teles, and a few weirdos) over the years. The tuners are Kluson repros made by Ping. The string tree is a polymer graphite T (GraphTech? not sure) and the frets still are perfect and mirror-slick. I love stainless steel fret wire.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 06:53 AM, May 2nd, 2019)

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Planet Peegoo

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May 2nd, 2019 05:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

One thing I did a bit different was for the string-through holes in the body. Instead of installing string cups/ferrules in the back, I pressed a steel 1/4" washer into each hole in the back to serve as a string ball anchor. This works really well. I might decide at some point to stick the proper hardware in there.

pics

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 07:17 AM, May 2nd, 2019)

Gaukdawg

Ohio

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May 2nd, 2019 07:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Love it, Amazing job!

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