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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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    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.
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    EMGs?

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


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    That looks nice. Love the color.

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    Quote 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.


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    you are on a roll!

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    Quote 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.
    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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    Quote 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.
    Quote 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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    Cool, thanks!

    Looks like they’re the SA...



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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Djthomas View Post
    What is the brand of the neck? Have one that looks like it
    No clue... I got it from some seller on eBay.


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    Stick em up! Big Red and Gypsy is a commin wit me!
    Gypsy looks the awesomest. Good for you Bri.
    Still thinking hard on a Steinner myself.

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