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Old 07.01.05, 6:14 PM
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*Official Beat Up Strat Appreciation Thread*

Well I can always be found happily wielding a Les Paul but recently I have a new found appreciation for my beat up, worn old Strat. I also am planning on taking my favorite strat neck (worn maple shaped to my hand- soon to be refretted) and throwing it on a nice beat up body and customize the hell out of it.

1. Show us your beat up Strat(s) - copies and teles welcome also
2. Tell us about them
- a story about the guitar
- why it suits you so well
- what year/model
- any mods or alterations

Lets see 'em
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Old 07.01.05, 7:46 PM
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My Union Jack Strat:

http://tinypic.com/6ntpwo.jpg

A Saga Kit
Because I'm an Oasis fan.

To be refinished & new pickguard.
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Well, mine's not so much beat up as aged though cared for-

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...77986814ClqLbP
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...77986900xdkkEu
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...77986955ZApdFM

Camille is a 1979 American Strat which I have had for about 2 years. I replaced the saddles, nut, and string trees with Graph-Tech graphite and I replaced the die-cast bridge with a new American steel bridge. I'm thinking about changing the pickups to Kinmans but they are very expensive and I just bought an amp.

It suits me so well because the neck is nice and thick and no other guitar neck has fit me so well except maybe the Robert Cray sig Strat.
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Well, mine's not so much beat up as aged though cared for-

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...77986814ClqLbP
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...77986900xdkkEu
http://community.webshots.com/photo/...77986955ZApdFM

Camille is a 1979 American Strat which I have had for about 2 years. I replaced the saddles, nut, and string trees with Graph-Tech graphite and I replaced the die-cast bridge with a new American steel bridge. I'm thinking about changing the pickups to Kinmans but they are very expensive and I just bought an amp.

It suits me so well because the neck is nice and thick and no other guitar neck has fit me so well except maybe the Robert Cray sig Strat.
its nice. is that butterscotch blond colour?
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its nice. is that butterscotch blond colour?
Not sure the official name but i'd call it "vintage yellow."
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Not sure the official name but i'd call it "vintage yellow."
My Dad has an old Bullet Bass in that color, only not quite as spectacular looking.
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http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/3...upstrat7fp.jpg

It's not mine, but I've "borrowed" it from my cousin for about a year now. I'm not totally sure about the exact specs, I only know it's a 1970's American Fender Strat. I've been taking it to band practice recently, and from some reason I like the tone of it through high gain amps, but I definately wouldn't give my Les Paul up though. The only mods that I can visibly see have been done to it is the replacement of the original Fender trem bridge with a Wilkinson trem bridge.
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I've posted this before, but figured this thread is perfect for this:

Local made strat

Got it for super super cheap and it sounds more "STrat" then most strats (hard to explain) I've been searching for 2 years now for a strat as a backup, but just can't find one that sounds as good... Probably has to do with that neck-through
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Bought for a good deal on Ebay last June/July. It was beat when I got it. For it only being 5/6 years old, it has been played quite a bit. The frets are worn nicely and it shows of being in many dark smokey places. I love it, I would not have any other guitar as my main stratocaster right now.
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I don't have a pic, but my strat is an encore (super crap it cost 85 quid) which i have resprayed pink. I'm gonna put a fender pick up on it cos it currently sounds like the yeti using an electric razor. And i'm gonna make it into a 12 srting!!!!
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http://www.apollo19.com/guitars/?art=5

Bought for a good deal on Ebay last June/July. It was beat when I got it. For it only being 5/6 years old, it has been played quite a bit. The frets are worn nicely and it shows of being in many dark smokey places. I love it, I would not have any other guitar as my main stratocaster right now.
DUDE! how is that Gigliotti? Isn't that the same guitar Bonamassa plays? Aren't those like $3500!?
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**** man!

Nice gear

Yea Bonamassa plays one
*Joe Bonamassa is a god*
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i'm gonna make it into a 12 srting!!!!
I hope your going to be using a different neck, bridge, and getting rid of the tremelo system?
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DUDE! how is that Gigliotti? Isn't that the same guitar Bonamassa plays? Aren't those like $3500!?
The Gigliotti rocks. I love it and it's in the mix of guitars I used when playing out. In fact mine is exactly like Joe's 2 Gigliotti's you would have seen, except I have Lollar Special pickups in it. They aren't $3500, but all the info is at www.gigliottiguitars.com.

I've played the majority of Joe's Gigliottis (he has a few that you wouldn't have seen). I told Patrick Gigliotti that I wanted one exactly like Joe's Gigliotti (the one with the Tele headstock), except I wanted my headstock in the newer metal that Pat is doing.
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Thats cool as hell

How do you know Joe?
I've met him a few times, what a nice guy...his guitar playing sure puts me in my place though

I'd care to see ona yer shows too.
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