When I decided to build my own strat, many things made me
consider this option in the first place. I have been playing
guitar for at least 34 years and I have had so many strats that I
had in fact become disillusioned with them.
The fact is, I always did like a strat to listen to, and with
Hendrix, SRV and Eric Johnson playing them I knew this style of
guitar was cool. That's where it stopped. Playing your average
strat in my view was not something to relish, firstly I was a
Gibson and Ibanez player with hum buckers on the guitar - a bit of
meat to drive the amps I use. Then there was the hum, there's no
need to talk about that I'm sure - it's legendary and took the
originators of this guitar well over 28 years to actually get to
grips with the problem - thanks to AGI Lace.
BUT, strats are light, good ones play reasonably well and the
super strats are very good to play. So what I wanted was a guitar
that no one else actually makes, at least not for my budget (or
probably yours). I
also wanted an investment that I would not loose oodles of money
from and a guitar that had 'my' sound. It is a big order but I
know it's possible for a reasonable cost.
Take a look at 'the plan' and see where I went from here.....