Bloody Tangerine Strat (aka Sin City) price starts at 3300€
A thanks to Chris Hillman Check out this test on Youtube. https://youtu.be/cdLzeisHwu0
A pearl top on a strat is a real challenge because this super hard and brittle material is extremely difficult when it comes to bending and fitting the contours of a vintage strat. All pickup cutouts must be painstakingly done by hand WITHOUT a router. No pickguards here to ease the process. A pickguard would only detract from the beauty and elegant shading. The results speak for themselves. A sleek work of art that captures the eye. Less rainbow colors and more flaming ripples.
Now add that super rare white abalone with extra deep flames and ripples and die it all in an intriguing auburn – orange-gold with a deep red on the edges. The final touch is a flame burst of deep prairie tan,auburn, orange and gold. Matching pickup covers in auburn abalone complete the balanced picture.
The glow and fire can be seen in the shadow as well as in bright light. The glow of this guitar captivates the eyes and is meant for the stage or in the hands of a serious collector. I round off the whole picture with a dramatic deep auburn, burnt orange burst on the edges and contours. Sides and back are airbrushed in deep orange to gold to achieve that tasty depth my guitars are known for. I spend hours to achieve that deep shading of intertwining shapes on back and sides:
Dramatic shapes, intricate shading and foremost depth achieved through color and shades.
I lacquer in a combination of nitrocellulose and then three very thin coats of 2 component poly urethane. The coats are so thin that you can actually see the fine grain of the abalony at extreme angles. This assures you that there is as little lacquer as possible. We want this baby to vibe.
Specs.: Vintage bright and resonant two piece swampash body weighing in at 2,0 Kg. Vintage C shape strat neck stained to a tasty yellow honey color, 10 inch radius and medium jumbo frets. The neck is flat cut, medium weight and more middy in tone to balance out the swampash. The grain is a 10 or grade AAAA Canadian flamed maple worthy of this body. Vintage skunkstripe in all of my guitars: one piece neck.
Professional quality gold hardware: vintage tremolo, Wilkinson locking tuners.
Neck and bridgeplate are always hand-fitted. The necks fit snugly like they should. I realy on my eyes because a template can easily be off whack resulting in poor string alignment. You´ll often see this effect on factory instruments.
NO PLASTIC on any of my guitars. Putting plastic covers or pickguards on fine guitars is like putting vinyl seats in a Ferrari!
Three back cavity covers in matching orange abalone- yet to be lacquered.
ELECTRICS: German Häussel handwound vintage strat pickups for an authentic vintage tone. I stick to the vintage windings and combination of alnico 2 and 5 magnets.
Last but not least, all three pickups are wired with the Fingertips Switching: Three miniswitches that enable 13 distinct sounds – the 5 vintage sounds you get on a five way switch along with 3 more distinct and great sounding parallel sounds and combinations and 4 more fat and more powerful SERIES (wired like a humbucker)sounds. 13 sounds altogether and all very fast and at your fingertips. This will turn this Strat into a Strat/Tele Killer. email@example.com
13 distinct sounds :Vintage to lead to fat that are natural and not achieved with any effects. Four of these sounds are not available on any factory instruments! Please email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org for a pricequote on the Fingertps switching. It is time consuming to install because there are more than 28 soldering joints as compared to 8 on a standard five way switch. Check out my Youtube demos!
My favorite clean strat tones: Knopfler…Knopfler, Clapton, John Mayer, Richard Thompson, Steve Bruton. I try to achieve these clean tones - that is,I go for this type of sound. With the FINGERTIPS, I get many more useful sounds. Check out the sound demos in the DVD/Video.Soundfile Menu.
I get a fine strat tone just like you would expect. Spanky, responsive yet mellow and not thin. The combination of bridge – mid as well all three in parallel sound exceptionally good and quacky. Write me for a sound demo: Info@pearlvibeguitars.com Call me up and I´ll even test it over the phone for you. I want to help you to make the right choice. If you are in Southern Germany, Rhine valley stop by and test them all in our studio.
Please note! I can put in almost any pickup you like. I”ll either try and acquire them myself or you can send a set of your favorites directly to me. They just have to fit into a standard strat cavity. I´ll also tell you if your pickup choice is no good; there is alot of hype out there about pickups. Please write for a quote