Yuval's 60s Parts Strat
This is a guitar I built from parts. The body is an old Electra from when they were building strat copies. The single coil pickups and electronics are from that original guitar. The humbucker came from a Tokai Love Rock Les paul. The neck is (was) new as is all of the hardware before I applied my aging process. The idea behind this guitar was to create a 60s era vibe which has been heavily gigged with and modified with an HSS pickup configuration. I am very proud of the neck which took me quite a while since I completly stripped it and refinished it to new condition but with a beautiful amber tint, before I applied my multiple passes of distressing to it. The body has extreme scratches and check marks indicating severe weather damage. This guitar plays really well and sounds awesome.
60s Strat Heavy Relic Belt Rash
Belt rash and neck plate. Heavy wear is evident around plate screws from years of neck adjustments
60s Strat Heavy Relic Neck Wear
Heavy neck wear and discoloration from years of less than clean handling and perspiration.
60s Strat Heavy Relic Neck Plate
This shot shows how consistent the wear on the neck plate is to the rest of the body back.
60s Strat Relic Full Body Back
Nice shot of the back of this strat showing the bridge back plate which has yellowed.