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Best Fender Strat guitar in the World - PART ONE - Custom Shop (mine) - tonymckenzie.com

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Uploaded on May 1, 2011

This is PART ONE of my complete Fender Stratocaster custom build video of the famous Strat from Mr Leo Fender. These videos (for the Mark I strat i.e. this one) extend for well over 1.5 hours of instructions and tips.

Part ONE: http://youtu.be/sjrh6mRasjk
Part TWO: http://youtu.be/zU82uu1LBTE
Part THREE: http://youtu.be/VE__TNBhlqw
PLAYED 1: http://youtu.be/FL4TXg3gcXY
PLAYED 2: http://youtu.be/SFvTbnOwCHg

Everything except the body, scratchplate and pickups is genuine Fender FMIC but just the pickups alone are not Fender Licensed... so you could say that this is a FENDER guitar in almost every way... It's just that the pickups are BETTER than the Fender stuff. Fitted pickups on this strat are David White pickups from 1994. David sadly died some time ago so there will be no more - but he left a legacy that no one has really addressed to this day - if ever you see some for sale... just buy them!

However, this is a strat the likes of which you have never seen before - and I show you EXACTLY how to build your strat - you know - the one they DONT make.

I show you some of the techniques that will make your Custom Strat the best Stratocaster in the world at ANY price - and this one would cost you around just $1200 (or £800 in the UK). Its likely that if Fender made anything like this (which they do not) that you could easily pay many more thousands of dollars (or pounds) and even that might not come close to this awesome instrument.

Imagine having a Strat with looks to kill for, but somehow it's like an old friend, it makes you feel right at home and plays 'your' tune as you caress the fretboard.

This strat turned out to be a real corker of a guitar and whether you play blues, rock or anything else you can be sure that this guitar will hack it.

I guess thats why the Fender Strat is simply the biggest selling guitar in the world. Easy to develop, easy to make, easy to customise and easy to be yours compared to some of those prices out there.

So why not make one like I show you here? Don't know what to do? Frightened at the prospects?

Trust me - it's much easier than you think - and Mr Leo Fender wanted it to be that way.

This video is the first in a series of THREE plus another video teaser showing this guitar in action (but also in video THREE you can listen to the strat with differing musical tastes and styles showing exactly how this guitar sounds) rather than the rock stuff played in the teaser video.

I am also building a MARK II Fender Stratocaster which in fact knocks the socks off this one in a nuber of ways, but you will have to wait a short while for that one (the bank is complaining) but all I can say is that if you watch video three somewhere near the middle I do show you a pic of the body and the neck for that guitar is shown in these videos too.

Don't forget that my Strat builder site is going to get an update of this guitar and videos. The MARK II version will be featured on there also, but until then there is a strat I built a while ago which will vanish from those pages once I do the website update... www.stratbuilder.com

And don't forget to visit my main site www.tonymckenzie.com for reviews of masses of amps, guitars, effects etc. Real reviews (I buy everything I review) without the bullshit from dealers, manufacturers or any other undesireable commedians - just the simple truth about the kit under review.

This video (and the whole series) is copyright A B Mckenzie 2011 and tonymckenzie.com.

All Trademarks Acknowledged.

Please do not copy this video and infringe my copyright.

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