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    “Colette” is a project that began about a year-and-a-half ago when I got a SSS EMG loaded pickguard and some Schaller tuners from forum bro SlyFoxx. Ever since I’ve been agonizingly SLOWLY gathering up parts for this Strat project.

    Last spring I found a pretty unique neck on eBay that I ended up picking up. All maple with a CBS headstock and black binding. I had it in my mind that this guitar would be black and a hardtail, but I could never seem to make product availability and budget constraints work out timing-wise. I finally ended up getting a Seafoam Green body and a 2-point tremolo... the last two pieces... and on Sunday the 12th I was finally able to start getting this little darling put together.

    Assembly went pretty easily, with only two fairly minor complications:

    1) I had to widen the neck pocket by about 2mm.

    2) I had to remove about 3mm from the bottom of the nut.

    Once I got everything all set, though, there was magic to be found! I gots to tell ya, Colette is one BADASS Strat! She looks great, she sounds great, and she plays like butter! I’m pretty excited about how this one came out and I just LOVE playing her!




















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    Originally posted by The Commodores?
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    Good lord, that's pretty! Love the pearloid pg with the figuring of the headstock.

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      Classy. Love the heavy Blackmore vibrato arm.

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        While I love seafoam green Strats, I think the black bound neck would look better with a black body.
        Originally Posted by IanBallard
        Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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          EMGs?

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            80’s Surfcaster, right?
            Oh no.....


            Oh Yeah!

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              That looks nice. Love the color.

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                Originally posted by TheViewFromVenus View Post
                EMGs?

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                Yes sir. It’s actually my first set of EMGs and my first set of active pickups (at least for guitar). I am kind a digging them too… they’re not as bright as most single coils, but they still sound good and I’m able to get some good Stratty tones out of her. [emoji1303]


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                Originally posted by The Commodores?
                "Chicken Brown Chicken Brown Cow"

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                  you are on a roll!
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                  Just some fun guitar stuff from time to time
                  GUITAR KULTURE

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                    Originally posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
                    Yes sir. It’s actually my first set of EMGs and my first set of active pickups (at least for guitar). I am kind a digging them too… they’re not as bright as most single coils, but they still sound good and I’m able to get some good Stratty tones out of her. [emoji1303]
                    What model? I have EMG S in neck and middle of my Godin Exit 22 and they are relatively bright.

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                      I’m honestly not sure. I couldn’t find any model numbers on them when the pickguard was still off. In fact, if you know how to tell, I’d love to figure it out.

                      To clarify, though, I don’t mean to say that they are DULL... just not quite as bright and chimey as a lot of other singles out there.


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                      Originally posted by The Commodores?
                      "Chicken Brown Chicken Brown Cow"

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                        Originally posted by donaldr View Post
                        What model? I have EMG S in neck and middle of my Godin Exit 22 and they are relatively bright.
                        Originally posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
                        I’m honestly not sure. I couldn’t find any model numbers on them when the pickguard was still off. In fact, if you know how to tell, I’d love to figure it out.

                        To clarify, though, I don’t mean to say that they are DULL... just not quite as bright and chimey as a lot of other singles out there.


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                        Gold logo = EMG SA
                        Silver logo = EMG S
                        Originally posted by crusty philtrum
                        And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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                          Cool, thanks!

                          Looks like they’re the SA...



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                          Originally posted by The Commodores?
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                            Originally posted by BriGuy1968 View Post
                            I’m honestly not sure. I couldn’t find any model numbers on them when the pickguard was still off. In fact, if you know how to tell, I’d love to figure it out.

                            To clarify, though, I don’t mean to say that they are DULL... just not quite as bright and chimey as a lot of other singles out there.


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                            Definitely SA then. My S is as bright as my STK-S4.

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                              What is the brand of the neck? Have one that looks like it

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