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05/29/2008 @ 07:48 AM: Last week I completed another custom guitar--basically a "use up some parts" project. It was intended to be a "cheapie" guitar I could use while teaching, in a situation where I'd rather not risk damage to one of my more expensive instruments, or something that I might eventually give away or sell. Still, this Sonic Blue Alder Strat is a decent player, sounds good, and offers my most sought-after quality in a guitar--tuning stability.

Pictures of this guitar in progress, along with my other guitar projects, can be found in the photos section of my MySpace page:

The parts list and photos are below!

Eden Solid Alder Strat Body--Sonic Blue Finish
Mighty Mite Maple Neck--22 Frets, 1 11/16" Plastic Nut, C-Shape Profile, 9.5"-12" Compound Radius, Medium-Jumbo Frets, Black Inlays, Satin Finish
GFS Humbucker Bridge & Neck Pickups
Chrome Vintage-Style Tremolo Bridge
Alpha 500K Volume & Tone Potentiometers w/ White Knobs
3-Way Pickup Selector Switch w/ White Tip
3-Ply White Pickguard
White Tremolo Cover
Switchcraft Jack w/ Chrome Jack Plate
Ping Mini Chrome Tuners
Graph-Tech String Trees
Chrome Neck Plate
Chrome Strap Buttons

Sonic_Blue_Strat_04 (84k image)

Sonic_Blue_Strat_05 (82k image)

Sonic_Blue_Strat_03 (35k image)

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Andrew Thomas