Love my 2012 MIM Strat!
Looks great, congratulations
Nice colour. But I notice the volume knob only goes up to ten. That’s disappointing.
I see you’ve removed the tremelo arm. Me too. I wonder how many strat players actually use them?
I never even fit mine…
Future upgrades I want to do:
- bone nut
- Fender locking tuners
- roller string tree
- Fender “F” logo neck plate
Got to love a maple next Strat, mighty fine colourway
I agree with @Notter , in that I love a maple neck on a Strat. (I also own one, though 15 years older!)
I agree, and there is something really special about the Fender gloss on the neck and maple fretboard
Very nice colourway!
Sensible mod with the block of wood, don’t know why Hardtail versions are as rare as rocking horse manure!
My favourite Strat was a MIJ Squier silver series, for the price it was unbelievably good!
I would have also thought hardtails would be more prevalent, I just found I was fiddling more with tuning and I works rarely if ever even use the tremolo. You can always bend the neck if needed!
I do love this colourway, I was not sure about it at first but so glad I went with it. I paid $550 CAD for this in FB marketplace a few months ago which was a great deal as it still had some shrinkwrap in the plastic parts. I don’t see a lot of MIJ guitars selling used in my area.
“I blocked the tremolo bridge too with wood so it is rigid!”
I have the same guitar and have done exactly the same.
I also loosened the springs. (Trem removed).
Sting hight was done on bridge
Really pleased with the way it plays and sounds.
Lot of guitar for the money.
I am pleased with the results! Great value for the money!