Love the unique wood grain

Love the unique wood grain

This guitar is completely different than any of my other Strats. See the entire build process here.


Custom built using a Warmoth chambered Black Korina Stratocaster body with contours for tummy, arm and neck joint with clear gloss finish. Body is nice and light with awesome grain. Neck is genuine Fender with Rosewood fretboard and LSR roller nut and compound radius 9.5 to 14 with modern C back profile. I used gold hardware including locking Schaller tuners and Super-Vee Bladerunner tremolo system. Pickups are Dimarzio Fast Track set with Pro Track for neck, Fast Track 1 for middle and Fast Track 2 for bridge with some cool push-pull magic switching for coil split and bridge pickup add.


Guitar is all done and sounds great

Guitar sounds great with Dimarzio humbuckers

Korina (Limba wood) has long been loved by guitar players as a great tone wood (if there is such a thing) for its light weight, sustain, responsiveness and absolutely beautiful grain. Gibson used Korina for its Flying V, Explorer and other guitars. PRS is obviously also a big fan. Korina can be light colored or since it is subject to staining can have big graining and striations and is then known as “black Korina.” No two pieces of black Korina look the same so they are all a bit unique. Korina is a bit like mahogany but said to have a “sweeter” midrange.


Neck contoured

Neck contoured for better playability

The Super-Vee Bladerunner is one of the smoothest non-locking tremolo systems you can buy. Plus this guitar has locking tuners, LSR roller nut and no string trees so tuning stability is quite great. Guitar weights a nice light 7-lbs 9-ozs.

Cover shielded and installed