Aged Chestnut Stratocaster

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Project by SteveTheGuitarGuy posted 03-20-2012 11:30 PM 2183 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aged chestnut strat copy made out of reclaimed lumber from old barn beam scraps. 3 single coil pickups/5-way switch for the electronics, with a used Squier neck (rosewood fingerboard) & tremolo arm.

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 11:39 PM

That’s a really nice strat….very well done. I really like your guitar work on the projects page. Note sure if you are into handsaws…..but I also play and you can check out my Disston blog/handsaw video with my guitar demo work on that (Using a red fat strat on it…...I do love my If your into it check it out:

Thanks for the awesome projects here, great guitar building.



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#2 posted 03-20-2012 11:43 PM

Very Nice!! The recycle wood gives it a nice look.

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#3 posted 03-21-2012 02:35 AM

that so cool

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#4 posted 03-21-2012 09:04 AM

how does it sound i want to know the tonal characteristics of the chestnut as it is not something you think of for tonal wood these days is it softer than swamp ash or what it looks very good i dont see very many worm holes

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#5 posted 03-21-2012 12:22 PM

What kind of finish did you put on it? It does not appear to be a typical lacquer finish. Then again, I prefer something more like an oil finish on my natural guitars.

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