March 28, 2014NY based Ed's Virgin Guitars currently lists this NAMM Special, Jason Smith Masterbuilt Strat.
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You're looking at a Taos Turquoise with gold leaf, finished with clear poly to prevent scavengers from scraping the leaf between sets when you go to the bathroom-- good idea!
Not your usual finish, this is thematically eclectic enough to go either Egyptian, Mayan, Aztec or possibly even Hindu. I guess it all depends upon your choice of strap and/or shoes, and what scales you were practicing this week.
Underneath, they call it a '65 NOS. The alder body is loaded with hand wound Fat 50's pickups and lots of gold hardware. Neck is a '65 "C" at 9.5" radius.
Although we also see a bound fretboard here, they don't mention it in the specs/features?? Between this and the Taos Turquoise, I first thought that Jason pulled a fast one by modding an Eric Johnson. But the neck profile is not an EJ, it has string trees-- and the body sports a traditional heel (not contoured). So we'll just say that he was inspired by the Taos Turquoise EJ, and took it somewhere else only to be determined by strap and shoes.
|Notice the EVH-ish back pattern... WTF???|
Comes with COA (pictured) and OHSC.
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