82 Strat (Sort Of)
Here is my Strat. It has a 5A curly maple neck on it and a
hollow body. The only thing still 82 about it is the hardware.
First I replaced the neck and loved it. I played my Strat
so much that I had the frets re-dressed twice in ten years
on the stock Fender neck. This Warmouth neck has stainless
steel frets on it. The frets are harder than the strings so
as of yet I haven't been able to detect any fret wear at all
in a year and a half.
Then the guys at Warmouth kept telling me about the hollow
Strat body they made. It is great. It has a ton of sustain
and resonance and it has a deeper fatter tone. The pickups
are Fender hot noiseless. The decal on the headstock is from