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Hybrid Stratocaster / Telecaster

Warmoth body, Fender licensed hybrid Stratocaster / Telecaster


Goals often change, but at this time, the goal is to darken the grain using the Solacure SG-1-40 lamps, then lightly sand down the light areas between the grain, use a water based pickling stain, and create a white blonde guitar with more grain showing than the typical Fender, a white wash look that is natural. We are sticking with very traditional pickups and controls for an authentic Telecaster sound and look, but in a Stratocaster body.


For aging the wood, we will use Rig #1, as usual, with 8 SG-1-40 lamps at 80w each. As for the guitar itself, we will be installing a black, single ply .09" black pickguard, Fender "Original" Telecaster American made pickups (the same pickups used in their 1952 Reissue guitars), a modern bridge with individual saddles (Fender brand, made in Mexico) and basic controls using Fender and CTS parts. The neck will be a Fender made in Mexico Telecaster neck with Fender standard tuners. This was a "pull" off a new guitar, purchased from Stratosphere on Ebay, one of the necks we used in the last test. Finish will be nitrocellulose that is final cured using the UV lamps for an extra hard finish.

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