Ronni--HSS Strat Partscaster With Great Looks And Huge Tone!
Ronni's a bit wild looking. A bit wild sounding. Just a bit wild.
Her poplar body was colored with my own deep purple dye mix, then finished with natural oils for a fingerprint and water resistant sheen.
Her neck, by Warmoth, is a dream to play. 25.5" scale length. 1.69" wide at the nut, 2.0" at the 12th fret. Thickness is .80" at the first fret, and .89" at the 12th. A nice slim taper and subtle flattening of the profile make it extra comfortable.
How about that red pearloid pickguard? That's an eye catcher, for sure, along with the Quad Rail humbucker from Dragonfire, and the two single coil Gold Foils from GFS.
The pickups aren't just pretty faces. The Quad Rail bridge pickup is a ceramic monster, wound to an almost insane 23K. Distortion is yours for the asking--just turn it up!
On the other hand, the GFS Gold Foils offer up vintage strat-like tones, with a singing high end.
Each of the three pickups is independently switched. The single coils are controlled with on/off switches, while the humbucker is controlled by a three way toggle switch--on/off/single coil. So the tonal options are staggering! This takes full advantage of the HSS pickup arrangement.
The string path starts with a tremolo bridge that has a hefty solid brass block, with brass roller saddles for huge sustain and smooth tuning stability.
The strings pass over a sustain giving, "zero glide" brass nut. Finally, up top, Kluson Deluxe vintage style locking tuners hold your strings tight.
At 7 lbs, 4 oz, she's pretty light, so you can rock all night!