Happy NOS project guitar, and it's Candy Red Apple!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    No doubt. I'm still looking and weighing my options. I had a close up at the bridge on mine, and I actually saw a tooling flaw. All the current Fender US hardware is made by Ping Wall in Taiwan. That just bums me out. I might start looking at Gotoh or Schaller.
  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tnx Nick!
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  3. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    The combination of the MOT pickguard and the CAR colour looks super-posh.
    I once had a metallic green one with MOT pickguard. That was a nice pairing as well.
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  4. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    If I were to do this, I’d be buying an air guitar.

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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Odd...Could not locate the pearl white MOT pick guard, and from my two spare sets of Fat50s, one seems to have gone missing. :confused:

    So got a new pickguard and an Emerson prewired Strat kit cause I can’t see **** up close.

    The Fat50 set that’s left is special in that I assembled the set individually and opted to go with two RW middle pickups.
    I hardly use the middle PU on its own, so I’m planning to rewire the 5-way as follows:
    1. Bridge
    2. Bridge+Middle
    3. Bridge+Neck
    4. Middle+Neck
    5. Neck
    Maybe rewire the controls to MV, MT and the middle PU with it’s own volume so I can blend it in?

    New Fender genuine salami PG, so the holes line up perfectly. Fender CS Fat50 set.

    The Emerson prewired Strat kit is pricey but extremely helpfull with soldering.

    I think the visual will work. Now to wait for the new bridge before final assembly.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
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  6. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Back in the '60s my friend and bandmate had a '62 Strat. He customized it with 3 on/off toggle swiches on the pickguard and bypassed the 3-Way switch. It gave every possible combination, including all 3 at once. Here's a pic from 1967, ironically with me playing the Strat and my friend playing my Epiphone Casino.

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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Great pic! Your buddy had a quasi Brian May switcheroo going on. I had the same thing on one of my first Strats. Trying to get my money’s worth, I suppose. It was classic “option overload” with all associated confusion. Nowadays I simply function and sleep better if my options are limited.;)
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