M*A*S*H - tribute Stratocaster.

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Las Palmas Norte, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. This idea has been rolling around in my head for sometime now. A novel then movie that became a very successful TV show from 1972 to '83. I watched 'em all thru those years and loved every episode. It touched on many topics from the best humor to the gut wrenching horrors of the Korean war.
    One has nothing to do with the other, but here is my M*A*S*H tribute Stratocaster.
    No decals … all paint.


    MASH-01.jpg
    MASH-02.jpg

    MASH-03.jpg

    MASH-04.jpg

    It's a ways from finish. A satin clear to seal the paint and black hardware will complete the look. It would be cool to get autographs from the cast although that's very highly unlikely.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  2. sconniesquier

    sconniesquier Squier-Meister

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    Super cool! Korean War though.
     
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  3. Bassman96

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    Freaking sweet! You should think of painting the hardware brown or dark green to really complete the look. Loved the show too. I remember going to a large block party for the final episode. It was a big deal!
     
  4. John Slinger

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    Police Action. Truman never asked Congress for declaration of war but my brother-in-laws Father said most definitely a war. He still wakes up in the middle of the night with nightmares.
    Cool idea. Loved the show but didn’t really like the movie.
    I think it’s * between the letters isn’t it ?
     
  5. John Slinger

    John Slinger Squier-Meister

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    Where did you find the paint ? Almost perfect olive drab.
     
  6. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    that is way cool - I always loved that show!
     
  7. lespaul1968

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  8. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Cool concept. Nicely done.
     
  9. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

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    I thought of this when I saw your picture 41121-S000027340-10.jpg
     
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  10. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

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    I remember watching Mash and Barney Miller Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with my old man when I was a kid
     
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  11. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    This is very cool and looking forward to seeing it finished. The wife and I always watch M*A*S*H anytime it comes on.
     
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  12. @Bassman96 … painting chrome? I'm not so sure that would work, that's why I'm going with the black hardware.

    @John Slinger * is correct however it posed a problem trying to get a design like that to lay down for paint.
    The paint is from the Rust-Oleum camouflage line, It doesn't specify a color.


    Cheers all, Barrie.
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2019
  13. It runs in syndication on many channels and will likely for many years to come.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  14. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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    I think it would work best over the matte black hardware. Was just a thought and would add a lot more work to it.

    Also....

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  15. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Very cool Barrie. We watch it M-F twice daily on MeTV when we are home. Occasionally we see an episode we don't remember.

    I was stationed in S. Korea twice. The field hospital the fictitious 4077th emulated changed designation (#) a few times over the decades. In the '90s it was the 43d MASH at Camp Humphreys. In the entrance of their HQ was a larger than life size B&W poster of the original TV cast with autographs.

    I recall hearing the 43d inactivated; personnel, equipment, and mission assumed by the 168th Med. I believe that unit has redesignated since.

    Your guitar--what are all the goodies?
     
  16. Thanks for the info. Goodies? … yet to be sourced. Probably from three different suppliers.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  17. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    There were moments of brilliance in the show, more so after I had done my own service, but the one that cuts the deepest is this one with David Ogden Steirs. It has music in it of course but Stiers is incredible here and it must have been a real challange for him because at one moment you can hear his voice nearly crack. And the look of grim determination on that young soldier is something to behold:

     
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  18. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Looking good so far !
     
  19. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Meister

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    I remember watching MASH in syndication in the 80's as a child. Seemed like a very popular show even after it was off the air.

    That guitar already looks like an amazing tribute to an amazing show. Keep it up!
     
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