REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

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Rout and veneer and keep at the 3TSB angle
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Black... nice and classy and believable
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Vintage style bumpy metal flake, like a vintage "trade show guitar"
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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by niemand » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:26 pm

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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:30 pm

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DocCarlson wrote:Honestly a black maple '50s Strat is one of the sexiest instruments on the planet. Don't let the deluge of sub-par imitations with Squier decals and shit rosewood (or MEGAN ) distract you from what is the pinnacle of slick understated class in instrument form.
Not with a white pickguard. All black everything with a maple neck looks amazing. The white ruins it. It's not like a tuxedo, it's like white socks with black shoes and highwater pants.


Not to be personal, but I am baffled as to how someone who I assume probably vomits at the sight of Pink Floyd just described David Gilmour's number 1 strat.
Floyd with Sid Barrett I do. Kicking him to the curb was the best thing they ever did. Beyond that, I can mostly take 'em or leave 'em. I do have a quiet obsession with the engineering and arrangement on dark side of the moon, though.

Gilmour's craptastic uglycaster:

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What I'm talkin' about:

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Like I said, the white ruins it. There is no place for white plastic anywhere on a strat that isn't blue, as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by StevenO » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:40 pm

Oh yeah, the Edge look is much better....

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Post by niemand » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:44 pm

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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:45 pm

It IS much better! I'm not big on strats generally, I think they tend toward the ugly side, but the "edge look" as you put it is understated and elegant.

Natural finished strats with black or tort are pretty good, so are sonic blue ones with white

sunburst w/black is OK

the rest are, like, dirty geo metro with the entire back end covered in bumper stickers level ick, IMO.
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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:46 pm

DocCarlson wrote:the Edge rocks both black and white plastic black strats with equal aplomb

Nah, he looks silly with the white guard ones
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Post by Larry Mal » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:55 pm

mackerelmint wrote: Floyd with Sid Barrett I do. Kicking him to the curb was the best thing they ever did.
Now I know why we became friends in the first place.
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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:00 pm

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mackerelmint wrote: Floyd with Sid Barrett I do. Kicking him to the curb was the best thing they ever did.
Now I know why we became friends in the first place.
:D

He was awful, he was. I mean, in high school I used to take a bunch of drugs and then listen to both discs of ummagumma at the same time. And even then, I still couldn't fathom how anyone found PF with Syd Barrett to be anything approaching listenable.
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Post by Larry Mal » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:08 pm

Wait, you'd play both the records at the same time? Like on two record players, simultaneously?
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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:16 pm

Larry Mal wrote:Wait, you'd play both the records at the same time? Like on two record players, simultaneously?
Well, CD players but yeah. And I'd be really really high and/or tripping. It was utterly cacophanous, I mean half of it is basically Rick Wright demolishing pianos and yet no amount of drugs could make Syd Barrett sound a fraction as good.
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Post by grapesoda » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:01 pm

syd barrett owns, y'all. i was in a syd barrett cover band in junior high

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Post by mackerelmint » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:07 pm

grapesoda wrote:syd barrett owns, y'all. i was in a syd barrett cover band in junior high
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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by HorseyBoy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:20 pm

^ Different strokes and all. I can't do Pink Floyd without Syd. In fact I can barely do them with Syd, but without Syd, no chance in hell.
Back to the guitar. That inlay really is hideous and I'd either want it gone (which you've said you've been advised against, and fair enough) or covered with the absolute certainty that it will never rear it's ugly pinwheel head again. But if you're using nitro, the paint will eventually wear off the pinwheel, won't it? That would kill me.
As for the colour, I wouldn't worry so much about whether or not it will appear "real". Fact is, it's not real and it's not ever going to be real. That ship has unfortunately sailed. It's a refinish (of a refinish). You just have to make sure it's the best refinish it can be. So I'd concentrate on getting the finish/colour combination you really want. I said it earlier in the thread but it bears repeating, the guitar is going to sound great in your hands regardless. The finish is just a bonus feature when all is said and done.

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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:34 am

Yeah, Syd Barrett Pink Floyd is my favorite Pink Floyd, and really the only Pink Floyd that I would ever listen to voluntarily.

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I woke up this morning really leaning toward black.

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Re: REVISED POLL: '58 strat refin [UPDATE: new dilemma P3]

Post by tribi9 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:23 am

I like both Floyds with and without Syd.

Aquamarine sparkle would look nive btw. ;D

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