Santana III transformation: from Playa to Slaya

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  1. Tele295

    Tele295 Maluhia

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    With that bridge on a Santana, you’ve just about got a Westie (West Street Ltd. Ed.), right? Maybe different pickups
     
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Yeah
     
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  3. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I ordered these East Indian rosewood tuner buttons to compliment the fretboard.

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    crazyparts.de
     
  4. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    And it just gets better and better!
     
  5. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I thought that the tuner buttons would look great in rosewood, but I didn’t want the truss rod cover to be the same material as the fretboard. I really like how the black knobs look on the body, so I went with ebony for the knobs, switch tip, and truss rod cover.

    These parts are from Crazyparts in Germany so they may take a little while to get here.

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  6. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I’ll tell you what...I do not think that I will be able to swap out these Santana pickups. They are very good. I’m often unhappy with neck pickups but this one is fantastic.

    I guess I’ll put on the brass tremolo and see how the chrome pickups look. Maybe I’ll pop off the chrome covers?
     
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    I've just ordered a rosewood electrics cover plate for my PRS from crazyparts last night. Unfortunately I also had an email saying it would take 6-8 weeks. Something to look forward to I suppose
     
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  8. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    It will be worth the wait. Their stuff is quite nice.
     
  9. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    Beautiful guitars and Mann Trems are great!

    SCT is my favorite design, happy forthcoming NGD!
     
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  10. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Thank you very much. I haven’t made a NGD thread about it yet, but it’s here and I love it.

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  11. Grapeshot

    Grapeshot Awesomely Outrageous

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    Is that Raspberry?
     
  12. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    It was advertised as Black Cherry.
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Wow that’s some gorgeous flame!
     
  14. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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  15. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    I still haven’t swapped out the tremolo. Every time I think about working on the Santana, I play it instead. I suppose that’s a really good sign. It sounds great.
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    C’mon, entertain us. Think of the children.
     
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  17. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    Well Sergio, you asked to be entertained...I’ve started the project and apparently I have a helper.

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    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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