Slide only :: 2001 Fender Stratocaster [7.3 lbs]
Here was an interesting setup request. This player wanted to set this 70's style Strat for slide only with no fretting. A new bone nut was carved to both elevate the strings and flatten the string radius (meaning the strings do no follow the curvature of the fingerboard). The saddles were also raised and the string radius flattened at the bridge end. A maple block was fit to convert the floating bridge it to a hard tail. To finish it off, the guitar was strung with flats. This player is going for a Lowell George kind of setup, so we may end up installing an Alembic Stratoblaster preamp in the future.