Jeff Watson


Officially Debuted On:
December 04, 2007


Created On: October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Lueez Stratocaster"
Category: GUITARS

OK, some updates and corrections about my new "Fender-style Strat" guitar. I believe this one-of-a-kind guitar is a Lueez, handmade in Taiwan. I am not 100% certain about the materials used to construct this, but I think the laminated body is Alder with Maple stripes, and has a Maple Burl-wood top. The neck is hard Maple with a Rosewood fretboard (with a very "Fender" looking headstock). The pickguard is even wood of some sort, possibly curly western Maple. The icing on the cake here is the artistic mother of pearl and Abalone inlays. Originally I was told this guitar was handmade by a luthier in Columbus, Ohio and that the neck, tuners, bridge and pickups are from a Made In Mexico (MIM) Fender Strat. I am now fairly certain that this was made by "Lueez" and there are no actual Fender parts. This thing actually sounds about as good as it looks, but I will admit that mine needs a little fretwork on some of the higher frets. This thing is a work of art and would be worth every penny just to hang it on a wall and stare at it.•

TopMaple Burl-Wood
NeckHard Maple, 25.5"
BridgeChrome with machined saddles.
BackAlder & Maple
TunersJINHO machineheads
InlaysMother of Pearl & Abalone (Stars, Planets, Mountains)
PickupsG&B 3 single coil pickups
Other5-way switch, 1 Volume, 2 tone knobs

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Fender Stratocaster
Category: GUITARS

Fender Stratocaster Contemporary Standard '22' B-series (1985-86) MIJ (Made In Japan) Manufactured by the FujiGen Gakki Factory. The Fender Contemporary models were the first Fender Japan models to be named Fender Stratocasters Model: 27-4300: 3 single coil pickups made by Fujigen (Alnico, not ceramic), 5 position selector switch, 1 volume, 2 tones, Fender System I tremolo/vibrato made by Schaller in Germany, rosewood fingerboard, 25.5" scale length, top mounted output jack, solid alder body, Olympic White. General features: “D” profile neck with a 12" radius. "BiFlex" truss rod adjustment at the top of the neck. Microtilt neck angle fine adjustment. 22 medium jumbo frets. Fender Roto-matic tuners. 4-bolt neck plate. 11 screw, 3-ply pickguard. Gotoh string locking.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Fender Jag-Stang
Category: GUITARS

Fender Jag-Stang. Crafted In Japan 1997.Designed by Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). Part Number: 025-4200(RH). Color: Fiesta Red. Body: Basswood. Neck: Maple. Fretboard: Rosewood (7.25" Radius/184mm). No. of Frets: 22. Scale Length: 24" (609.6 mm). Neck Width @ Nut: 1.5625" (39.68 mm) Machine Heads: Vintage Style. Pickups: "Vintage Style"(Neck), "Special Design" Humbucker(Bridge). Controls: 1 Master Volume, 1 Master Tone. Bridge/Tremolo: Fender "Dynamic Vibrato" Floating Tremolo. Pickup Switching: 2 pickup On/Off, In/Out Phase.