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  • Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

    JohnJohn is re-furbishing my favorite strat neck. I originally just wanted to have the current plastic fret markers replaced with abalone or pearl (they're smaller than 1/4" currently) and have a fret level/dress done. John is going to steam a couple of dents out of the fretboard, sand it level and then oil it, making it much darker, which I prefer. I've decided I like the look of abalone better than pearl on this guitar.

    John has had the idea to possibly replace the 2 12th position dot markers with a block of abalone, etched with my initials, name, symbol that I like, or almost anything really. Or, I could have each of the 12th fret markers round, as they are now, but with a simple "J" etchet into them. Or, they could be MOP instead of abalone. I need your help in deciding.

    This strat is very special to me. It's the first electric guitar that I bought, and I refinished it myself. Needless to say, even though it's not really worth anything...it is to me, so I want it to be just right. I'm also seriously considering letting the results of this poll determine what John does to the neck....so be thoughtfull and let's see what we can come up with.
    40
    Abalone Dots - Plain
    32.50%
    13
    Abalone Dots - "J" Inscribed
    27.50%
    11
    Block Replacing Dots - Initials or Name Inscribed
    32.50%
    13
    Other - I'll post my opinion
    7.50%
    3
    Jeff_H
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    Last edited by Jeff_H; 08-05-2004, 08:34 AM.
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    Re: Poll: Help Decide My New Inlay

    Here's the whole strat
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    • #3
      Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

      the personalized block would be the way to go for me...
      Originally posted by jeremy
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      • #4
        Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

        I'd go abalone dots with the block at the 12th fret.
        Ain't nothin' but a G thang, baby.

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        • #5
          Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

          Originally posted by Benjy_26
          I'd go abalone dots with the block at the 12th fret.
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          • #6
            Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

            Jeff,

            As it is a keeper and means a great deal, I have three suggestions and you should have the the block of abalone etched with the following:

            1. Your own name
            2. Your wifes name
            3. Your daughters name

            For me any of the above would be appropriate but of course it depends on you and what you feel about the suggestion. I think having your wife's name is going to be more appropriate given the wonderful life that you now have and she will of course understand the true value of the guitar.

            Norman
            Normans Guitars

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            • #7
              Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

              What!? No skull inlays?!?!?!?



              I voted for dots with J. I don't really go for blocks, but that's a personal preference.
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                Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                Personalize it, bro.
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                • #9
                  Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                  Bumpity....
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                  • #10
                    Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                    Your name, since it is much more of a sentimental guitar to you, has close ties with you, etc.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                      Originally posted by Benjy_26
                      I'd go abalone dots with the block at the 12th fret.
                      Ditto

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                      • #12
                        Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                        Another for abalone dots with the block. Maybe, depending on Johns skills (he's a great guy, but what I'm about to suggest is very hard) you could have your name cut out in the abalone in cursive, with the rw showing. It's hard, but a very very classy touch. And that's how I'm refinishing my strat right now. I just stained it too dark, so I'm gonna have to sand and sand.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                          I think dots look best on strat type guitars.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                            Go with the initials!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Poll: Help Decide New Inlay's On My Favorite Strat

                              Initials would be cool at the 12th fret. Everywhere else - SKULLS! (Or dots)

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