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So... Fender's Custom Shop calls and tells you that they desperately want to produce a signature model for you. How would you design it?

I've been playing with the thought myself today, and this is what I've come up with. Behold - the Stratmaster.

stratmaster_small.jpg

Basically, it's the body from a Pawn Shop '72 with a Jazzmaster neck and bridge/tremolo, fitted with two Jazzmaster pickups and a Strat single coil in the middle position. More detailed specs:

General

Model Name: Stratmaster

Colors: 3-Tone Sunburst

Body

Body Material: Alder

Body Shape: Stratocaster®

F Holes Sound Holes: Bound "F" Hole

Neck

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Medium Jumbo

Position Inlays: White Dot Position Inlays

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)

Fretboard: Rosewood

Neck Material: Maple

Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane

Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)

Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)

Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt

Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Electronics

Pickup Configuration: S/S/S

Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Antiquity II™ for Jazzmaster® Bridge Pickup

Middle Pickup: Lace® Sensor Gold™ Middle Pickup

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Antiquity II™ for Jazzmaster® Neck Pickup

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Hardware

Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome

Bridge: Vintage Style Adjustable 6-Saddle Bridge with “Floating” Tremolo Tailpiece

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Switch Tips: Aged White Switch Tip

Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage Jazzmaster® Tremolo Arm

Miscellaneous

Strings: Ernie Ball® 2220 Power Slinky (.011-.048 Gauges)

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So... Fender's Custom Shop calls and tells you that they desperately want to produce a signature model for you. How would you design it?

I've been playing with the thought myself today, and this is what I've come up with. Behold - the Stratmaster.

stratmaster_small.jpg

I really dig that!

I'm not sure if I would want to create a franken-guitar or just a signature version of a pre-existing guitar, but for now, I'd go with an early model DuoSonic in Dakota Red with a matching headstock. I really dig the Duo Sonic that I have now and would love for more of them to be available, but with my own little tweaks stapled on.

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Would have to be a Jaguar ...With :

Bigsby B5

4 toaster pickups

Additional toggle for a kill switch....

Set Neck with 3+3 headstock

Sonic Blue with matching headstock with brown tort pickguard .

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If I had only once choice of guitar I'd say, a Jaguar with the following

- Mustang Bridge/Trem

- Jazzmaster Neck Pickup

- Jaguar Middle Pickup

- Humbucker at the bridge, probably a Duncan JB

- Jaguar Body

- Jag-Stang Neck

- Kluson Tone-Pros Tuners

Availible color combos

Sunburst on black with Gold Hardware

Foam Green with Black Moto PG and Black Hardware

Butterscotch Blonde with Black PG and Chrome Hardware

Either that or just have them recreate my 96' Jag-Stang with EMG pickups down to the vintage Mustang Vibrato unit

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I have the dream.

My 1998 Gibson Les Paul TV Special with tortoise pickguard shaped like a Les Paul Jr. guard, with matching truss rod cover.

Played through a '98 Danelectro HT50 AMP.

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