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    Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Been wanting a Thinline Stratocaster. Don't want to splurge for the Eric Johnson model, so I put one together on my own. Here are a few pics:












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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Looks flamboyantly sweet!

    How about some details?
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    The body is from a Chinese seller on Ebay, made of alder, and very lightweight ($180). The neck is by AllParts, model SRF-21 ($200), vintage spec, i.e. small vintage frets, 7-1/4" radius, slab rosewood board. The pickups are USA Pure Vintage 65s, the tuners are single-line USA Pure Vintage, as well. Fender slotted bone nut, F neck plate, string tree, and strap buttons. The trem unit is a Fender Mex Standard vintage system.
    Born in Fullerton, California in 1952

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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    What's it weigh and how does it sound?
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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Weight is 6 lbs 14 ounces. The body is not a true Thinline, in that it is solid except for the Thinline routing. Kind of like half solid body, half Thinline.

    The Pure Vintage 65 pups are crystal clear and bell-like. More clarity than my 57-62s. I wired the set so I have a tone control on the bridge pup and I'm able to get a great range of tones on all five positions.
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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Sounds like you struck gold.

    Rawk on!
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    Man, that thing is sweet. Let me know when you're tired of it!
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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    What a great looking guitar!

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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Smashing!
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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    That's a pretty nice looking guitar. I love those pickups, too

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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Great, another shiny object to distract me.
    Beautiful and inspiring.

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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Quote Originally Posted by ineed1more View Post
    Great, another shiny object to distract me.
    I think you're gonna fit right in here, Jay.


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    Re: Put together a Thinline Stratocaster recently...

    Might be time to resurrect the "Hot or Not" thread...

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