1988 Fender Squier Strat

White Finish

Thanks again to Steve Blucher at DiMarzio for the pickup layout. The Squier has a “Steve‚Äôs Special” humbucker in the bridge position which splits when combined with the True Velvet single coil in the middle, and an Area 67 in the neck position.

Additional specs and modifications:

  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Alder body
  • Single volume and single tone control layout
  • Gotoh tuning machines
  • Blocked off tremolo
  • Graph Tech Ferra-Glide saddles
  • Refretted by Gary Brawer with a 12″ – 14″ compound radius

I found this guitar in a pawn shop in San Rafael for 100 bucks. It was in rough shape but when I gave it a strum, it was loud, vibrant, and sounded great unplugged, so I knew it was worth fixing up.

San Francisco guitar repair master Gary Brawer refretted it and reshaped the fingerboard into a 12″ – 14″ compound radius. He also added a bone nut and suggested the Ferra Glide saddles, which are great. Once I found the right pickup combination, it became a really great Strat. I tend to use it for the heavier Rock stuff. It also sports a HipShot D-Tuner.

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