Road Worn/SRV Hybrid Strat

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by IronSchef, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Jun 18, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    The WSOP Circuit Win Celebration Guitar is finally complete!!

    Here she is:

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    She started life as a Fender Road Worn 60s Strat, and I did a full pickguard swap-out - installing a Fender SRV Signature loaded pickguard. Could not resist getting the music notes strap, and adding an engraved neckplate :)

    Had to pull the plug on plans for a lefty tremolo - did not realize existing bridge rout would have to be enlarged/repaired.

    Really digging this guitar - have been playing it unplugged for most of the past fewdays = but got to plug in this afternoon and fire up the Texas Specials ... these sure are ballsy!! I can see why there is love/hate for these (I'm totally digging them so far :cool:)
     
  2. jimbojo

    jimbojo Squier-holic

    Jun 30, 2010
    Rio Rancho, NM
    I like it, great job man.
     
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  3. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
    TS are great pickups...set low...but he used low wind pups and cranked his amp.
     
  4. Strato67

    Strato67 Squier-holic

    Jun 17, 2013
    Texas
    And tuned flat and used 13s and a TS9..lol...looks good.
     
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Man - it's going to be hard to beat this one Chef ! Congrats ! but I think you " Peaked " lol
     
  6. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-Nut

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    Wow, that didn't take long! sawwweett!! Looks amaz-balls!!
     
  7. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    Very cool. Excellent job! Happy NSRVGD!
     
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  8. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Holy cow! That is sweet. Im green right now. Great job!
     
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  9. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
  10. OldGuitarPlayer

    OldGuitarPlayer Squier-Nut

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    Jul 17, 2012
    the basement
    Very cool! Looks really good. Great job!
     
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  11. Ghostlyone

    Ghostlyone Squier-Nut

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    GAS!
     
  12. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    Awesome looking project, worth the troubles !
     
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  13. telebug655

    telebug655 Squier Talker

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  14. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Jun 18, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    Yep - I am after a feel of the "look", not really expecting to replicate his tone (I could use HIS guitar and rig, still would not sound anything like him!!) :cool:
     
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  15. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Jun 18, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    thanks, folks!!

     
  16. jskeen

    jskeen Squier-holic

    Feb 9, 2016
    Texas
    One of the great ironies of guitar builders/pickup winders.

    Everybody wants to sound like Stevie, but so much of what made his sound so unique is that HE was so physically unique. The dude had hands that were in the 90+ percentile in size! That kind of strength and leverage when playing heavy strings set way up off the board produce sounds that no amount of electronic gear is really going to reproduce, just due to the change in string tension between open and fretted, and how that effected the height over the pickups, among lots of other factors.

    One of a kind, in lots of ways, which makes the loss that much worse.
     
  17. Ghostlyone

    Ghostlyone Squier-Nut

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    Dec 21, 2015
    New Hampshire, USA
    I always noticed his hands were massive on his lanky frame. Crazy.
     
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  18. jskeen

    jskeen Squier-holic

    Feb 9, 2016
    Texas
    I read or saw an interview with Rene Martinez somewhere, where he said that he had once measured Stevies reach, thumb to pinkie and asked an orthopod at some point if it was unusual, and that was the answer he got. The moment arm that phalanges that length would yield and the amount of pressure that would bring to bear on strings would have to change how they sounded on any guitar. It also explains why he was always tearing up his fingertips and having to reinforce the calluses with superglue.
     
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  19. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Jun 18, 2012
    Fox Point, WI
    it astounds me how this clip can blow me away every time I see it - I recognized which performance it was right away, but figured "heck, I wanna see it again - click" ...

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