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    A strat i've never seen before...

    So i'm sitting around internet stalking my idol ... and i happen across this gem of a song:



    See that cream colored guitar Andy Fairweather Low's playin? Looks like a strat ... but it's only got one pickup at the bridge? Say what, now? My google fu is weak on finding details of this particular axe. I know he likes to play a lot of goofy stuff sometimes but this one has me intrigued! Anyone know anything about it?
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    Maybe this is a better view:



    It should start around 35 minutes in.
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    Pickup cover keeps all a secret
    If you scroll down a bit here you'll catch a glimpse of Fairweather Low with dual 'HH' at the bridge & middle positions...and here is Fenders 'blacktop strat with HH at the bridge & neck position...as to who builds em for Andy
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    I''ve seen posts about him playing Eastwood guitars, but don't see anything like that on their site. Have also seen posts that say he swaps out the singles on his telecasters for the humbuckers.
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    Sweet posts... Sometimes, something unique is what it takes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Beam View Post
    So i'm sitting around internet stalking my idol ... and i happen across this gem of a song:



    See that cream colored guitar Andy Fairweather Low's playin? Looks like a strat ... but it's only got one pickup at the bridge? Say what, now? My google fu is weak on finding details of this particular axe. I know he likes to play a lot of goofy stuff sometimes but this one has me intrigued! Anyone know anything about it?

    But think about it. If you only ever use one 'tone' on your guitar, why have all the extra knobs, switches, pickups, etc...

    Time to get that CNC going and building some of yer own single duty geetars!
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    I don't think Fender makes a single Humbucker Strat, but pretty much any of the custom shops could put one together pretty easily.

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    Maybe there's one of those single pickups in one of the stacks here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=T_ayKlYfeZ8

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    Come to think of it, here's all that remains of a homemade Strat-style guitar I made back in 1981. (Made of ash, using my granddad's tablesaw and bandsaw, shaped with rasps, a router and a belt sander.)



    So in other words, yes, it's been done.
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    Ha! I thought this thread surely died :P

    Thanks for the input, fellas!
    Jason Beam
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