Grab a cuppa folks; it's a long one this week. A closer look at my 1962 Fender Stratocaster! Time stamps below.
EDIT: Just realised that I misspoke about the guitar's weight; it's SEVEN and a half pounds, not 5 and a half. Brain melt...
0:00 - Intro
0:07 - JAM!
2:14 - I've been racking my brains...
4:09 - Why is a '62 so 'special'?
4:54 - Famous '62 Strat players
5:15 - How did I get mine?
6:33 - What needed fixing?
7:04 - How much did I pay for it?
7:28 - How much?!
8:00 - The finished product/a chat with Huw!
9:03 - The tunings pegs
10:20 - Cleaning the neck
12:08 - Restoring the fretboard
14:50 - Why didn't I respray it/what was the original colour?
18:25 - The pickups/electronics
22:32 - The pickguard holes...
27:33 - JAM!
28:38 - So, what's it like?
29:18 - My first time playing it plugged in.
30:20 - It's LOUD!
31:14 - My first time playing it unplugged.
32:00 - What's it like to play?
33:30 - What's the build quality like?
34:22 - Are the pickups magic?
36:46 - '62 pickups vs my signature Radioshop pickups
38:56 - Conclusion. Is it worth the hype?