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Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by roba03, Mar 10, 2021.
Congrats on the deal and the good looking guitar
The mint guard is aftermarket and it looked to me like he probably just added the screws since they all didn’t look completely straight. I will have to take it apart at some point to confirm.
Congrats, looking good.
Wow. You scored big time!
This makes me miss the one Strat I had that was white with a mint guard. I love the look of it!
if the pickguard gets scratched up, is it still mint?
Only if you cover it with chocolate.
I have a spare CV50's neck.
Actually the second body would look cool with a CV60's neck. Have fun!
Pickups and pots checkout as original. I noted that the “original” dinged body has a serial number stamped in the pickup cavity and that the replacement body had possibly a serial hand written in the neck pocket in red. I swapped back the original anodized PG and then set off to my next project.
And the writing inside the replacement body.
Which brings me to why this whole deal came about in the first place... the extra body with full size trem.
I bought a LH 1994 American Strat on a road trip to Missouri at a pawnshop. I love the way it sounds but had a hard time playing it flipped solely due to the jack being right where I rest my picking hand.
Anyhow I had plans for the spare body from the beginning and I have to say I
love it when a plan comes together!
I don’t dig the mint guard (looks really green on my comp monitor), but sounds like a really good score... enjoy
Fantastic package deal, congratulations!
Yeah, it’s weird... when you shield some guitars it absolutely darkens them.
I’ve only had one anodized pickguard guitar (Indiana brand Telecaster). It had a Barnwood kind of body, and was drilled for the pickup wire instead of routed, so I took the pickguard off... didn’t notice any difference in tone (neck pick up had a typical Tele metal cover).
Out of all the guitars I have shielded (guard and all), three of them were absolutely darker afterwards, two of them (Strats) were for others, and they were happy with the results. The one that was mine just “lost” something. I kept the cavity shield, but removed the pickguard shield... it came back to life.
it’s just wiggy that it’s not consistent.
This was 100% the case. All of the treble was gone something equivalent to having the tone on 5. Before I thought the guitar was very vintage sounding and bright.
I have some Strats that have shielding covering the whole PG and some covering the controls only and I haven't noticed a difference there, although they're all silver colored, so I assume they're aluminum (aluminium to the rest of the world), which I think is less destructive than copper is. However, that doesn't make sense, because aren't the anodized PGs aluminum?
Annnnnd she’s gone! The combo of the USA neck and electronics with the CV body and Mexi full size bridge and saddles was just too high a bar for the CV to overcome. I can see the value in the CV and also have to admit the body, neck, frets, tuners and bridge are of a higher quality than what you expect. I just don’t need two white strats. One that I would need to upgrade the pots, switch and pick guard for a fair comparison.
Nope I’ll pass her on to someone who needs her and enjoy the nearly free body, PG and bridge for my now killer playing partscaster. I still have 3 Squiers so I feel ok and still part of the club!
Looking at this explanation of anodized aluminum vs aluminum a couple of things stand out. One is that it’s oxidized and second is that the process involves an electrical charge. It’s hard to speculate which part of the process has the greater effect but I am reminded of what a difference a base plate makes on a telecaster bridge pickup.