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Clau20
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HUmm, ok, I didn't saw much picture of Olympic White guitar with Maple Neck, thanks for posting that one :wink:

Mine will not be all white, the pickguard is some kind of red wine color..

But ok, I'll listen to you and go with the Maple fretboard. I'll retry it before.. :wink:

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I could feel it in my bones
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Nuno
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This guy used to use a white Strat with a maple neck. Probably Ken could describe you the exact model. :wink:

And don't worry about the pickguard color, always you can change it with your favorite color.


   
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CitiZenNoir
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Hey Nuno! :D

How are ya!....?

How's Layla (my Goddaughter :mrgreen: )????

As for Jimi's 'Woodstock White' Strat.... I believe it was a stock '68 Strat.
The maple board necks back then were two piece; That is, they were built much like the rosewood board necks....
with a seperate fretboard.
Notice that it has no 'skunk stripe' on the back of the neck....?

Clau....
I really like the look of that Olympic White Strat with rosewood and a tortoise shell guard; That's sharp!
Kinda SRVish :wink:

Ken

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Nuno
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How's Layla (my Goddaughter :mrgreen: )????
Hey Ken! :D

Layla is fine. Currently she requires all my attention... I guess it says all!

From time to time she asks for you! She says: "Where is the Uncle Ken?" :lol:

Clau is thinking of getting a Strat. Yesterday she was deciding if a Strat or a Godin and today she is deciding the color. I think it is done! 8)

Clau, Ken knows all about Stratocasters. As he said, he is the godfather of Layla, my Strat. And Vic and his Tele were the responsible that I tried a Fender... Only when you play one of that guitars you can understand it.


   
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+1 on Ebony.

If I were to have two Strats -or- Tele's I'd have one with a Maple Neck (already do) and an Ebony Neck, (not yet!)

Anything else..it'd be rosewood or ebony if I could find one.

No real reason except that "I wanna...." :)

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Clau20
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And can we order a guitar with stars on the neck instead of the traditionnal points?

Like this:

Or just the well known guitarist can ask that kind of thing? :lol:

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I could feel it in my heartbeat
I could feel it in my bones
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+1 on Ebony.

If I were to have two Strats -or- Tele's I'd have one with a Maple Neck (already do) and an Ebony Neck, (not yet!)

Anything else..it'd be rosewood or ebony if I could find one.

No real reason except that "I wanna...." :)

I have a G&L S-500 (Leo's first re-visit to the Strat design after Fender): mahogany body, maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Strange guitar, but a fave.

I now have four or five guitars with ebony 'boards and several with maple and a few more with rosewood. I finally know enough now to say the guitar is a system, and -- appearance opinions aside -- one can't make absolute statements about this or that being best, as various different combinations of woods, design and electronics just work better than others in feel and tone. Ain't no single holy grail.

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As for Jimi's 'Woodstock White' Strat.... I believe it was a stock '68 Strat.
The maple board necks back then were two piece; That is, they were built much like the rosewood board necks....
with a seperate fretboard.
Notice that it has no 'skunk stripe' on the back of the neck....?
Some more info-
Serial Number is 240981
Besides being stock, the nut was changed-

Check out the spacing between the strings!

As for maple or rosewood...I prefer rosewood even though my guitar has a maple fretboard. But I haven't played any rosewoods nearly as much as I have maple...so if I were to play one more my outlook may change.


   
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And can we order a guitar with stars on the neck instead of the traditionnal points?

Like this:

Or just the well known guitarist can ask that kind of thing? :lol:
You could but it will cost lot more...


   
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Clau20
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And can we order a guitar with stars on the neck instead of the traditionnal points?

Or just the well known guitarist can ask that kind of thing? :lol:
You could but it will cost lot more...

Humm like what?

" First time I heard the music
I thought it was my own
I could feel it in my heartbeat
I could feel it in my bones
... Blame it on the love of Rock'n'Roll! "


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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And can we order a guitar with stars on the neck instead of the traditionnal points?

Or just the well known guitarist can ask that kind of thing? :lol:
You could but it will cost lot more...

Humm like what?

How much have you got?.....That's what it'll take!

Man I'm getting too cynical in my old age - maybe I should just shut up now and play the guitar......

:D :D :D

Vic

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Vic Lewis VL
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Oh and I got to play a rosewood fretboard for the first time in ages tonight - grandson came down to stop for a couple of days and brought his cheap Vantage guitar. It's not a bad play, actually - decent action, intonation's OK, stays in tune pretty well - but it felt horrible to me. Whether that's because it's a cheap guitar - he picked it up for less money than I spend on strings on my main guitar in a year - or whether it's just that I'm so used to playing a maple fretboard, I dunno - but it felt sort of spongy and had next to no sustain.

But like I say, that could be down to personal preference/prejudice....

There's only one way to find the guitar that's your soulmate - and that's to play 'em ALL! And then go back to the first one that caught your eye....

:D :D :D

Vic

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CitiZenNoir
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+1 on Ebony.

If I were to have two Strats -or- Tele's I'd have one with a Maple Neck (already do) and an Ebony Neck, (not yet!)

Anything else..it'd be rosewood or ebony if I could find one.

No real reason except that "I wanna...." :)

I have a G&L S-500 (Leo's first re-visit to the Strat design after Fender): mahogany body, maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Strange guitar, but a fave.

I now have four or five guitars with ebony 'boards and several with maple and a few more with rosewood. I finally know enough now to say the guitar is a system, and -- appearance opinions aside -- one can't make absolute statements about this or that being best, as various different combinations of woods, design and electronics just work better than others in feel and tone. Ain't no single holy grail.

YES!!!!
That's just it.... EVERY piece of a guitar has it's place in the tone chain.

I find this to be especially true of Fender type guitars.... they seem to be more acoustic, while Gibbos to me seem more electronic.

Anyway.... Yes. I mean on a Fender, even things like bridge material makes a huge difference.
On a Tele with a stock type neck pup.... the cover material makes a difference.
On a Strat.... The trem block has a huge impact on things.

And yes, certain combo's work better together than others (My fav is Ash body/Rosewood board on maple).

Though, you can say that a rosewood board imparts a certain characteristic.
Not that it's better or worse.... It will have it's own distinct sound contribution no matter what though.
And that's true of all the other components.

Ken

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begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
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CitiZenNoir
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Kev,
Thankx for that additional info 8)

Did Jimi make any 'usual' alterations to his guitars; Do you know????

Ken

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begins to live more simply without"
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The Dali
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And can we order a guitar with stars on the neck instead of the traditionnal points?

Like this:

Or just the well known guitarist can ask that kind of thing? :lol:

You can get a neck JUST like that from Warmoth. It won't say "Fender" on the headstock, but it will feel damn close.

http://www.warmoth

-=- Steve

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