André Takes a Fender 1994 40th Anniversary Aluminium Stratocaster to a Custom Shop Level.
Thanks André for the great pics and description of the Strat build, totally blown away! ... Johnny.
'Finally finished this project with the custom Kaleido steel guard installed.
I decided to make a completely new build, and put it on a mint 1994 Fender aluminium body to make a very special 100% metal guitar. Even the switch tip is aluminium.
The neck is off a 2010 limited edition (only 150 made) Ivory American Standard Stratocaster with white headstock and nitro lacquer, and I put the Kluson KF6B 6-in-line vintage tuners on it.
That's the Hot Vintage Alnico humbuckers from a Fender Blacktop Stratocaster, wired with coil split where I have the outside coils activated in position 2 and the inside coils going in position 4. Tonally a very diverse guitar, with a one of a kind steel HH pickguard.
But I am very happy with the final result, and the pickguard is beautiful. The Kaleido color pattern blend very nicely in with the rest where the metallic looking parts of the pickguard match the humbuckers, bridge and chrome bell knobs'. ...André