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HardWay Outlaw Stratocaster

HardWay, Ltd. Outlaw Stratocaster
HardWay, Ltd. Outlaw Stratocaster
HardWay, Ltd. Outlaw Stratocaster
HardWay, Ltd. Outlaw Stratocaster

Daphne                                 $ 650


This guitar and Carmen are the two guitars I play all the time. 

I got the Daphne Blue Stratocaster body from a guy in England, who indicated that it is actually a 1988 Fender-Sunn Mustang - a weird variant from when Fender was starting to make good guitars again.

I built the guitar to emulate a 1963 Strat.

I had the neck and other bits.  The neck had no intention of fitting the body - I had to perform major surgery on the neck pocket to get it to fit.  The pickups are a set of 57/62 Fender reissues;  I like them a lot.  Action is too low, but I kind of like it - funky.

The interesting thing about the Fender-Sunn Mustang is that is has a "bathtub" pickup cavity;  the entire area under the pickups is routed out in a rectangle.  This gives the guitar some interesting

acoustic properties that translate to the pickups.  I like it a lot.


The body and pickguard were received as you see them - the previous owner did a radical relic job.

I have played this guitar a lot, so I have added my own wear to the  Fender Road-Worn Maple Neck.

HardWay, Ltd. Outlaw Stratocaster