This has a Gorgeous 4A Birdseye Maple Neck. It has great medium size eyes. I think that the Neck is almost the most important part of the Guitat. Each piece plays a pivotal role, but the Neck lays down the direction of the Guitar. I start with a Neck and design the rest of the Guitar around it. It has a set of what I believe is a set of 1980 Black Jackson Tuners made by Gotoh in Japan. Gotoh has been making the finest Tuners in the world since 1950 in Japan. I like putting new and older Gotoh tuners on a Guitar. If I see an older pair, I buy then as fast as I can. Finding a set of 40 year old Gotoh tuners us like finding a gold nugget in a stream in my eyes. I put a Emerson Wiring Kit in the Guitar that uses CTS Pots. The Pickups are a set of Vintage Porter Straticaster pickups. These are also as good as one can buy. Pickups are always a matter of taste, but you have to start with something really good and I only like to give a Guitar the very best chance I can by giving it a great set of Pickups, a fine Hard Birdseye Maple neck, last will last 100 + years,  and a nice Resonant piece of Poplar wood for the Body. Poplar is a great Tone wood to use on a Strat. The Custom paint job has a very nice textured crackle texture that really stands out.

Black Crackle Relic'd Strat

  • Condition

    Brand new



    Body Category

    Solid Body / Poplar Wood

    Body Shape

    S Style / Stratocaster

    Body Finish



    Porter 50s Vintage: Alnico

    Tuning Machines

    Gotoh / Jackson (Charvelle), 16:1 Ratio

    Neck Wood

    4A Birdseye / 3 coats of Nitro

    Neck Shape

    Medium C

    Fret board Radius

    10 Degree

    Scale Length

    25 ½”

    Truss Rod

    Dual Action / Located at Heel

    Heel Width

    2 3/16” (56mm)

    # of Frets

    21 Jumbo

    Fret Size Width

    .100” (2.54mm)


    .050” (1.27mm