Lipstick Strat

 

A friend wanted a "surf guitar", so, lipstick pickups!

This start out as a brand new MIM Player Series Strat.
Duncan lipsticks. They use alnico 6 magnets, as original, but are Strat sized, so no routing required. Convenient.
I swapped the black pickguard and electronics for a tortoise pickguard, vintage wiring (tone on output lug), a .047uf Mullard fish cap, and a tone jumper for the bridge pickup.

Sounds incredible. Look for SRV playing "tin Pan Alley" and THAT'S the exact tone. I want one for myself now.

 

lipstick strat