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- - - - - - - - 1990s '62 REISSUE MIJ FENDER STRATOCASTER - - - - - - - -

May 2017: Lake Placid Blue but with a terrific and very unusual green hue, that the camera won't capture, caused by the clear gloss coat yellowing over the years. 7.25" neck radius - my perfect neck. Arrived in bits so needs tweaking, cleaning and assembling.















Bridge swapped for Super Vee Bladerunner. Drops straight in. Stays in tune even with heavy whammy use. My #1 fave strat bridge.


Texas Special bridge pickup replaced with Seymour Duncan Hot Rails SH1b humbucker:


Nope... I'd forgotten now noisy Texas Specials are. Great live, terrible in the studio. Plan B: Rip the Vintage Noiseless pups from pearly:



0000 steel wool on back of neck to turn it from sticky glossy to silky fast. Knobs swapped for lighter cream that matches the newer pickups:


Bridge and mid balance wasn't right so went for all three Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups - sounds awesome



Slight reshape of the tremolo cavity next to the springs to allow the trem to be pulled higher without the block hitting the body



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