Alex Turner uses a Mexican Olympic white Strat in the the years of Whatever Pople say I am thats what I'm not era.
At :56 of this live performance by Beach House, Legrand can be seen playing a Mexican Olympic White Fender Stratocaster.
My 2007 strat has an unglazed fret board which makes it incredibly smooth and quick to play.
The neck pickup sounds so good its unreal and I love using this guitar for creating reverby goodness!
Is the body alder or poplar?
Nice! I remember you used to have to buy a classic or signature series mexi strat to get alder. In the 90s even the sunburst mexi standards were poplar. My buddy had one, a nice single piece of poplar with unusually attractive grain for the species, but no matter what he did it was just all wrong. Poplar sounds weird to me. You can just hear a poplar strat. Something is off in the mids. Especially through a Marshall. But now I'm nerding out about budget guitar wood. I'll stop.
Haha, very interesting to know! I've been really impressed by how good it sounds for a mexican strat. Still fancy bagging an american standard in the future though.
I have never kept an American strat. They have sucked my entire life. the 2 pin bridge is a bad design. 6 screws is not ideal, but 2 pins is total bunk the way that fender implemented them. I really like Mexi strats. If yours has the kluson-style tuners and they aren't working out for you, tonepros makes sealed, self-lubricated Grover-style tuners that look just like Klusons and drop right in with no drilling needed. Otherwise I recommend Schaler minis or Sperzels. I never really had a problem with the Kluson type though.
Going to have a look into them tuners now, thanks man appreciate the advise! Definitely planning on modding my strat so things like that will come in handy when choosing parts.
There's always room to personalize even the fanciest guitars, right? Being a guitar guy is like being into muscle cars or choppers.
you should get a vintage tort or gold anodized pickguard for an olympic white strat...
check out my gear porn section to see how sexy my white strat looks with the old school tort...
This guitar is sweet. Mine is a 2000 model and its my favorite. I dropped a set of texas specials in it and never looked back.
Versatility and great tone. Achieves great tones with a good amp
really useful guitar, versatille i like it, specially in this color
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