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PostSubject: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:13 am

Back in the mid 90's, I created my own version of David Gilmour's Black Strat. I started with a Squire body and started collecting materials. Since this was before there was much info available about it, I had to do the research myself. Originally I replicated his 1977 set-up but now it's more like his current set-up. Before writing the book, David's guitar tech, Phil Taylor, was always vague with details but he once said that in the mid-70's, he replaced the Bridge pick-up with a DiMarzio. A few calls to DiMarzio's head office rewarded me with a guy who checked their records and revealed it was a 1974-75 "FS-1". Surprisingly, my local luthier had a used one in stock. Then, it was a simple matter of adding the "Bridge On" mini toggle and beefing up the grounds. It's not exactly like his current set-up. He has since gone with a Seymour Duncan in the bridge. However, I prefer the DiMarzio and stock trem bar so I'm happy with it. And it beats buying one ready-made at the $4,000 sticker price.

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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:38 am

Nicely done...you have some real talent! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:42 am

Thanks. Here's how it sounds...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-yHVfNOK4Mk
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:06 am

That's got some great tone!
Looks real nice.
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:34 am

Here's one I wish I could take credit for but I didn't build it: '68 Strat in Mocha. It's really from Mooretone.com. I wanted Mike Moore to recreate the 1973 mocha Strat that I had sold (and regretted it) but as a '68. So, I sent him the reissue Fender '68 neck, gave him my specs and asked him to build the guitar. It turned out pretty nice - very Mark Knopfler sounding. It has Mooretone hand-wound pick-ups and their patented one-piece aluminum bridge. Aside from the neck, it's all hand-made.

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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:36 pm

You've really got some strats!
I want to add a Strat to my collection.

I'm a Les Paul guy, as most of the members of the forum are.

Your a good player too. How many strats do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:03 pm

Yea, I have a thing for Strats. I'm down to only 4 or 5 of them now. I had over 10 not long too ago but with a recent divorce, yadda yadda - priorities have had to be set. I also have 4 or 5 Teles and numerous other guitars which all serve specific purposes. There's a beautiful Dillion Les Paul (58 Goldtop) lurking around here too. But to be honest, I'm embarassed by my playing. I'm SO rusty it's shameful. I've been playing since 1966 but the last couple of years, I've been through some turmoil so I haven't had the incentive to play very much. But, I'm on the road to changing that. Thanks again.

In a previous life, I toured with some pretty cool acts.
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:11 pm

Your welcome.
I still think your a good player.
I'm sorry to hear about that.
I find turmoil as my incentive to play. I've written a few of my best tunes from it.
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:17 pm

Exactly. I've played more in the past 6 months than I have in the past 2 years - so I'm going in the right direction. Great idea for a web site by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: David Gilmour Tribute Strat: DG-77   Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:20 pm

Playing comes from the soul!

Thanks! I've been working on sending invites over youtube to several luthiers, some winders and a few players.

So far you and Johnny Rushmore are the only ones to have joined. All of the other members are from www.mylespaul.com

My Les Paul is a great site. The sum is defnately greater than the parts.
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