A classic beauty!
For sale here is a partscaster I built using parts I have acquired in my travels! Here is what I know about it:
The body is solid (read: not ply) mahogany. The body was the inspiration for the build, I usually shy away from super traditional “vanilla” builds like this because I am a special little artist who has to march to the beat of his own drum, but this body was just too good to pass up. I pulled it from a 1980s MIK Samick make guitar. The neck was unremarkable, but this body is *chef’s kiss*. Not a back breaker, either. The guitar weighs in at 7 lbs 9 oz. Not bad for mahogany.
The electronics and pickguard were pulled off of a 1970s MIJ lawsuit era strat, so they have a good vintage tone. The bridge and tremolo cover are original to the body. (The tremolo cover is actually recessed, which looks EXTRA fancy.)
The neck is a 2 pc Maple w/ Rosewood Fretboard with a vintage tint gloss finish, made by Mitey Mite. Fender licensed with the Fender headstock. The tuners are Allparts brand 10 mm Gotoh copies. String tree is a low profile roller. The neck has a chunkier C profile.
The action is great, and this is really a great playing strat. As always, I cleaned it up, polished the finish, flushed the electronics, changed the strings and set the action as low as I could. This guitar comes with a World Tour brand gig bag, and I pack my guitars up tight and insure every package for the full purchase amount.
I named her “Oya” after the Nigerian Yoruba Goddess of wind, thunderbolt, and fire because….well….look at her. Get that sweet Fender Strat tone and looks without the price tag. I guarantee this guitar sounds and plays better than any Fender MIM or Squire standard being made today!
Got questions? Shoot me a message, I love nerding out with other gearheads!