Ok, this build is going to be a bit different than the other build treads I have done on the Forum. I am bored with my player ultra/Strat Plus custom and I have a lot of odds and ends around my guitar room that have been sitting for a few years. This is going to be fun…… a hodgepodge amalgamation of Strat and Tele parts, thus a Stratotelecaster.
(Is this sacrilege?)
This might take a little bit of time as I have not made up my mind on what all to use but to start out with, this is what I have tossed on my bench. Here is the 'kind-of" list of items so far:
1994 Strat Plus body
1996 Tele Foto Flame neck
Black USA Fender pickguard
Seymour Duncan Twang Banger pickup
Seymour Duncan little 59 pickup
Some of you might remember this body from a thread I had called Building a Custom Strat Plus. http://www.fender.com/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=32056&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
where I replaced this body due to UPS damages. Now the body has been totally stripped of everything, the bridge ferrules and micro-tilt adjustor. I am not sure what length I will go through to fix the body. For now maybe a quick cover up and maybe (years from now) a pro refinish.
There are a few scratches on the body but all that will come out in the wash. Really not too bad:
The neck is off of one of those Fender MIJ 1996 Anniversary Deluxe Foto-Flame Telecasters. You can read about them here: http://xhefriguitars.com/page8.html
These have the same specs as the 1962 Teles with Rosewood fret board and 21 small-medium frets—just like off the 62 Custom reissues. The neck is pretty clean.
The pickguard is off a beat up old Strat I had and is a black/white/black. Oh and a Custom Shop logo neck plate.......yes maybe I can sell this on eBay for around $3500 when I am done!
With some body work, buffing, and custom wiring this will be an interesting Strat-0-Tele. Didn't Clapton play a Strat with a tele neck for a while? And what to do for custom wiring? Ummmmm...