NGD - White SE Stratocaster CXS!!

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by cliffenstein, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    It sounds as good as it looks - I'm a big fan of MIM ceramics - sounds like "my idea of what a strat should sound" - Few have touched it but all have loved it ! Full Speed ! ! ! !
     
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  2. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier Talker

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    Jun 25, 2018
    San Rafael Swell
    Sweet guitar. I've got a white CXS SE waiting for me to pick it up in Austin here in a few weeks.

    As to painting it, if I were looking for an SE to paint, I'd get a black one. Those things are all over the place and can be had for a lot less than a white or tobacco sunburst.

    Disregard. I see the original post is from July.
     
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  3. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY

    Naw your good - it started yesterday I think ?

    I agree - do a black one - there are so many SB's are plentiful up here also ! Can't wait to see what your going to do with yours !
     
  4. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    As soon as someone starts talking "white SE" @Kenneth Mountain looses his bleep, goes off the deep end, and draws a blank. When he first got "the ghost", he went underground for 2 weeks. Not a peep, no emails, nothing. I was just ready to leave for Tonawanda to check on him, when he resurfaced. Good thing because who wants to go to bleeping Tonawanda, the only bar in town is the VFW.
     
  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Steve's just jealous because Tonawanda has some of the BEST land surfing available in the USA - and he has no access ! Everything else is true - there is something special about white strats ! If you want to know where the party is - look for the orange license plates - NY'ers know !
     
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  6. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Squier-Meister

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Sandston, VA
    I've decided on a mint green pickguard and aged white knobs and pickup covers to get this thing looking like Jimi's 1963 stratocaster. This is REALLY gonna be so cool. I'll, of course, post photos once I get this thing all done up and in hand.,
     
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  7. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Squier-Meister

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Sandston, VA
    My guy up in Massachusetts who is going to be working on this SE for me reports that the white is spectacular and that I should definitely not have him repaint it. He also reports the neck is definitely one of the chunky ones.

    He's going to be rolling the fretboard edges and vintage tinting & nitroing the neck & headstock, Once complete, he'll send me the guitar and I will then set about replacing the electronics and wiring, replacing the nut, putting on some locking tuners (unless I can find a good 10mm hole vintage style tuner set), and most likely replacing the bridge assembly. I will also replace the pickguard and trem cavity cover.

    This is going to be one heck of a guitar by the time I'm finished.
     
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  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    It will ! They are ! I luv's me some SE porn ! yo !
     
  9. Ken … you're an SE slut.:D … hey, but that's OK.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  10. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-Meister

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    May 18, 2016
    Los Angeles
    The GC guy went to town with the bad editing; the pickguard even looks weird. Should be against GC policy to do that sort of thing.
     
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  11. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    I'm in a program !
     
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  12. nitro

    nitro Squier-holic

    Mar 16, 2017
    ocala fl
    Haha!
     
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  13. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Squier-Meister

    112
    Jul 22, 2017
    Sandston, VA
    So...I made some different choices than I had originally planned. After seeing Jeff Beck's white custimized '61 strat that he used in '78 I decided that that was the direction for me. I'm a long-time Johnny Ramone enthusiast and, as such, this REALLY looks like a Strat version of Johnny’s Mosrite (I'm not actually a fan of Mosrites personally, but still...Johnny Ramone!).

    Yesterday I bought a MIM Standard big block tremolo bridge assembly and today I bought locking tuners, straplocks, chrome dome knobs, a Fender Pure Vintage claw & springs set, and a Seymour Duncan Red Devil single coil size humbucker in black. I’ll be ordering a single ply black pickguard from Warmoth in a few days.

    A friend of mine is hooking me up with the stock middle and neck single coil pickups from his 2008 American Standard Strat as well as the entire stock wiring harness from the same guitar (CTS pots, Fender Selector switch...the whole shebang!), as well as a Switchcraft output jack and black pickup covers he hasn’t been using.

    The fretboard is getting rolled and the neck and headstock are getting the Reranch amber treatment. That will be followed up with nitro finishing.

    The only thing I’ll have left to do when I finally get this guitar in hand will be to get the nut replaced.
     
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  14. THAT … sounds awesome! Lookin' forward to seeing it done.
    Cheers, Barrie.