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Apr 12
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“Tux” Custom Strat by Jim and Woz

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Custom Built, Electric, Featured Guitars, Solid Body, Woz Mods and Upgrades
built by Jim with wiring scheme by Woz

Photo by Kaitlyn Marie D'Agostino-mello

“Tux” was built by Jim Pontius, and it’s custom electronics scheme by Woz secretly gives you many more tones than you would initially expect.

This guitar, featuring all-brass hardware, employs the “Secret Fatness” mod by Woz giving you fat caramely gibson-like tones as well as single-coil thin action. It even has a push-pull pot that activate the “Bitch Boost” feature for 100x gain.

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Apr 12
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“Kennedy” the K Caruso Strat

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Custom Built, Electric, Featured Guitars, Solid Body, Woz Mods and Upgrades
Identity Crisis Strat mod by Woz

Identity Crisis Strat mod by Woz

“Kennedy” built by Jim Pontius and Woz.

Jim put this body through an extensive relic process to mimic a K’s own 62 strat. The setup is similar, except it has an upside-down lefty neck fitted with Woz’s custom-made slick-tree string retainer.
This guitar also features Woz’s Identity Crisis Mod, giving it not only the standard Stratocaster range of tones, but that added gibson switch can take it into Gibson-esque high output caramel humbucker territory. It changes what the original pickup selector does, and in it’s third setting unlocks a whole palate of quacky out-of-phase settings. It can do tele twang, surf spank, lo-fi thin rhythm, or get added harmonics in this mode without the usual volume drop of traditional out-of-phase configurations. Also, no batteries. (more…)