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Tom Delonge Stratocaster Replica ( Cheshire Cat-Dude Ranch era)

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Hello people, recently I started working on the task of replicating Tom's guitar, and I found this forum which was undoubtedly the greatest help to find each sticker as well as to replicate them (Many I did not find or were in very poor quality, so I design it myself again) That is why, thanking for your help I attached all the vectorized stickers in PDF and .crl (CorelDraw)  for anyone to use (I am not selfish as one of the group here). I relied heavily on the stickers of the Russian seller and in many ones I could not exactly replicate the logo. Anyways little details, I hope that helps. Keep rocking!

Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Dv0-wVT2WesiyqNpw1HsIfdWnm9yQS3p?usp=sharing

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On 7/6/2020 at 12:19 PM, gianb1 said:

for anyone to use (I am not selfish as one of the group here)

yea it's totally selfish to work for over a hundred hours on something and not give that labor away for free...

welcome to the boards douche hammer

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1 hour ago, daveyjones said:

yea it's totally selfish to work for over a hundred hours on something and not give that labor away for free...

welcome to the boards douche hammer

Yeah maybe I misused my words, fully understandable no intention of offending my apologies.

 

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So, I was definitely a bit late to this forum but this was always a project I wanted to take on.

i recently acquired a Squier hot rails strat that has an X2N installed in the bridge. 
 

I do need to get a pickgaurd with an angled Humbucker bridge cut, replace the middle and neck pickups, add white knobs/switch tip and replace the bridge saddles. I also plan on putting some extra springs in to hold down the bridge, as well as replace/upgrade the tuners. 
 

of course the headstock isn’t the correct size, but I prefer the big CBS style headstock so it’s not a huge deal. 
 

I may also throw a stock fender single coil in the middle at some point and work on some CC tones.

 

when I have time, I want to go through all the information here (which you were all so kind to share and I very much appreciate) and start working on the stickers in illustrator. 
 

im not expert, but I use it to layout band merch so I figure if I spend enough time working on this project I can get close. 
 

thanks again for all the hard work and information you’ve all provided. I’ll be sharing some dude ranch tone videos soon! 
 

https://ibb.co/CM663GF

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14 hours ago, mil182 said:

So, I was definitely a bit late to this forum but this was always a project I wanted to take on.

i recently acquired a Squier hot rails strat that has an X2N installed in the bridge. 
 

I do need to get a pickgaurd with an angled Humbucker bridge cut, replace the middle and neck pickups, add white knobs/switch tip and replace the bridge saddles. I also plan on putting some extra springs in to hold down the bridge, as well as replace/upgrade the tuners. 
 

of course the headstock isn’t the correct size, but I prefer the big CBS style headstock so it’s not a huge deal. 
 

I may also throw a stock fender single coil in the middle at some point and work on some CC tones.

 

when I have time, I want to go through all the information here (which you were all so kind to share and I very much appreciate) and start working on the stickers in illustrator. 
 

im not expert, but I use it to layout band merch so I figure if I spend enough time working on this project I can get close. 
 

thanks again for all the hard work and information you’ve all provided. I’ll be sharing some dude ranch tone videos soon! 
 

https://ibb.co/CM663GF

If you need any help let us know!

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1 hour ago, blinkstillrules said:

If you need any help let us know!

Thanks!

i do a ton of work on guitars, but I’m excited to hopefully improve my skills in illustrator and learn some new things as well that could help me when making things for my band/clients in the future! Kind of like a fun homework project. 

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On 7/27/2020 at 11:48 PM, mil182 said:

when I have time, I want to go through all the information here (which you were all so kind to share and I very much appreciate) and start working on the stickers in illustrator. 

thanks again for all the hard work and information you’ve all provided. I’ll be sharing some dude ranch tone videos soon! 

If you get a chance, a lot of other info about this guitar can be found in a few other threads on this board (such as Sticker Strat ‘94)

If there’s anything at all you need from us, we’ll be here! 

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So I've decided to create an updated photo timeline of the Sticker Strat with fresh photo links since almost all of them have died out. Using a similar format, I'll note the many changes along the way. Photos are a combo of my own findings plus a few from others kind enough to share their own images with us. Dates are included as I know them.

1994:

SOMA, october 7th 1994: neck and bridge pickups replaced with seymour duncan hot rails and jb jr. respectively

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1995:

Cheshire cat release party, february 24th 1995: JB jr. is now in the middle position, bridge pickup is now a white dimarzio x2n; dunlop straplocks are added; stickering begins

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Berkeley square, august 4th 1995: clover has been added to the headstock:

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goodtimes tour 1995; more stickers added: "big brother," more airwalks, "short lived tour of duty '92," and the "i don't wanna grow up" that was snipped off the album cover sticker between the pickups. rhythm collision has been added:

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note the operation ivy sticker extends past the jackplate on the side:

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fall/winter 1995: strung out, the vandals, and the queers added. dunlop straplocks have been replaced with schallers.

engine room, 10/27/1995:

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note the 7 seconds sticker on tom's shirt would later be added to back of the guitar that same show:

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australia, december 1st 1995:

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1996:

soma, january 27th 1996:

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summer 96: sack lunch has been added, ten foot pole sticker ripped, marker stripes on upper horn begin to fade:

warped tour, new jersey, august 2nd 1996:

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its then removed at the end of warped tour 96; pennywise is added

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note how the sack lunch sticker took out a chunk of the vandals sticker and dinged the nofx sticker

fall 96: tom replaces his lightning bolt strap with a grey marble strap. saddles are replaced with graph tech string savers:

 el mocambo, toronto, september 21st 1996:

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private party, 1996; arnette stickers are added. note the duct tape on the strap

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whiskey, october 8th 1996:

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1997:

get travel, south lake tahoe, january 3rd 1997:

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bear mountain, march 1997; third arnette sticker added to the back of the headstock:

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dammit video shoot, june 1997; marble strap is replaced with a black ernie ball polypro strap; arnette and airwalk stickers are covered with tape for advertising reasons:

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warped tour, san diego, july 2nd 1997:

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warped tour, new jersey july 26th 1997; lagwagon sticker has been added:

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great closeup of the x2n and the bridge. note tom has the offset graph tech saddles (american made fenders come stock with offsets)

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warped tour new jersey july 26th 1997:

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warped tour new jersey july 26th 1997; note the blue 7 seconds sticker from 1995:

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reading festival (UK), warped stage, august 22nd 1997:

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The guitar remains like this during the race around uranus tour until...

october/november 1997: all stickers are removed. tom draws sharpie marks on the destickered body, but adds court jones bunny stickers (same ones as his billabong les paul) between the pickups and next to the bridge.

europe 97 tour with lagwagon/pulley:

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UC irvine, november 97:

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This is the last known performance with this guitar, at this point it is retired in favor of the gibsons.

2014:

the guitar remains in tom's possession and lives in the ava/to the stars headquarters. the white dimarzio is replaced with a black humbucker, believed to be another x2n to match the two duncan pickups.

tom's instagram, july 29 2014:

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It would be a great idea to do a timeline of any video footage we have of Tom playing that guitar as well (like tour footage, live TV performances etc) !

Great job @Q182, you're a legend for doing this huge work and effort, much appreciated! 

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@Q182 great timeline dude! i thought i'd add higher quality pics of my own sticker strat so people can get a sense of the positioning, which i prototyped like five or six times to get a close as possible. the scale of my stickers is very close to accurate, probably ~5% variance or less.

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22 minutes ago, daveyjones said:

great timeline dude!

Thanks man! I felt a new one was due ever since that soma '94 video surfaced and damn near all of the images in this thread are dead links.

I jam out to every band represented here, except for Short Lived. I can't find any of their music online. I know they played with Rhythm Collision a few times back in the day

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10 hours ago, daveyjones said:

@Q182 great timeline dude! i thought i'd add higher quality pics of my own sticker strat so people can get a sense of the positioning, which i prototyped like five or six times to get a close as possible. the scale of my stickers is very close to accurate, probably ~5% variance or less.

DJ-strat-01.jpg


DJ-strat-02.jpg


DJ-strat-03.jpg


DJ-strat-04.jpg


DJ-strat-05.jpg


DJ-strat-06.jpg

 

 

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I decided to do a timeline of the appearance of that guitar in all video footage that we have of this iconic guitar! And contribute as well 😃 

Please let me know if I missed out on any footage!

10/7/1994: The band performs at SOMA in San Diego, California. First appearance of the guitar without the stickers.

Spoiler

 

7/26/1995: The band films the music video for "M+M's", according to a clapperboard seen in the original music video. Guitar visible in the behind-the-scenes as well as in the original (and deleted version of the video)

Spoiler

 

7/27/1995: The band performs at SOMA in San Diego, California.Other bands included Circle Jerks (headliner), One by One, and Swindle.

Spoiler

 

10/27/1995: The band performs at the Engine Room in Fort Worth, Texas. Tom uses that guitar for the whole show.

Spoiler

 

11/18/1995: The band performs at After Dark in Honolulu, Hawaii, completing the first leg of the GoodTimes tour. Other bands included the Vandals and Guttermouth. A lot of shots of Tom's guitar in the Good Times tour.

Spoiler

 

1/27/1996:The band performs at SOMA in San Diego, California, completing the GoodTimes Tour.

Spoiler

 

3/11/1996: The band performs at Spectrum in Montreal as a part of Sno Jam.

Spoiler

 

 

3/21/1996: The band performs at Cheers in Miami, Florida.

Spoiler

 

 

7/24/1996: The band performs at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, Michigan.

Spoiler

 

7/29/1996: The band performs at the Underworld in Montreal, Quebec

Spoiler

 

7/31/1996: The band performs at the Capitol Ballroom in Washington, D.C. as a part of Warped Tour 1996

Spoiler

 

8/3/1996: The band performs at Barnstable City Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Massachusetts as a part of Warped Tour 1996

Spoiler

 

8/7/1996: The band performs at the AT&T Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida as a part of Warped Tour 1996

Spoiler

 

8/9/1996: The band performs at Cocoa Expo in Cocoa, Florida as a part of Warped Tour 1996

Spoiler

 

9/28/1996: The band performs at Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, Japan, kicking off their second stint on Warped Tour 1996

Spoiler

 

12/31/1996: The band performs at the Snow King Center in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as a part of Get Travel Invasion.

Spoiler

 

2/8/1997: The band performs at the Nile Theater, in Mesa, Arizona

Spoiler

 

3/29/1997: The band performs at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia as a part of Equinox Festival.

Spoiler

 

 

4/12/1997: The band performs at Boreal Mountain Resort in Soda Springs, California, as a part of Snow Bored? Snowboard & Music Festival

Spoiler

 

 

7/6/1997: The band performs at Pier 30/32 in San Francisco, California as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

7/17/1997: The band performs at Midway Stadium in Saint Paul, Minnesota as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

7/25/1997: The band performs at Lifetime Studios New York, New York for MTV Oddville

Spoiler

 

7/27/1997: The band performs at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

7/29/1997: The band performs at Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

8/1/1997: The band performs at Jacksonville State Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Florida as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

8/2/1997: The band performs at Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Miami, Florida as a part of Warped Tour 1997.

Spoiler

 

8/3/1997: The band performs at Tsunami Music Pavilion in Orlando, Florida as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

8/4/1997: The band performs at Club La Vela in Panama City, Florida as a part of Warped Tour 1997

Spoiler

 

9/6/1997: The band performs at Citrus Pavilion in San Bernadino, California

Spoiler

 

9/12/1997: The band performs at Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma, California

Spoiler

 

10/2/1997: The band performs at Le Spectrum in Montreal, Quebec

Spoiler

 

10/18/1997: The band performs at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas as a part of the MTV Sports and Music Festival.

Spoiler

 

11/26/1997: The band performs at Bren Center at UC Irvine in Irvine, California. Last known performance of the guitar.

Spoiler

 

 

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On 7/30/2020 at 10:58 AM, Q182 said:

If you get a chance, a lot of other info about this guitar can be found in a few other threads on this board (such as Sticker Strat ‘94)

If there’s anything at all you need from us, we’ll be here! 

Thanks so Much!

at this time, I’m focusing on getting a few more pieces. Mainly the correct pickguard. 
 

ive ordered from warmoth in the past but they’re super backed up right now. If anyone knows where I can purchase the correct pickgaurd (already cut) please let me know! 

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21 minutes ago, mil182 said:

If anyone knows where I can purchase the correct pickgaurd (already cut) please let me know! 

Honestly the best way to do it is to take a standard strat pickguard and DIY it, or have a luthier do it for you. Tom’s p/g was custom cut, plus then you won’t have to cut off the milo goes to college stocker between the pickups so much when you get to the stickering process.

Is there a particular version of the guitar you’re going to make (Dammit video, warped ‘97, etc.)? 

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37 minutes ago, Q182 said:

Honestly the best way to do it is to take a standard strat pickguard and DIY it, or have a luthier do it for you. Tom’s p/g was custom cut, plus then you won’t have to cut off the milo goes to college stocker between the pickups so much when you get to the stickering process.

Is there a particular version of the guitar you’re going to make (Dammit video, warped ‘97, etc.)? 

Oh word. Good call. I can probably just cut one DIY.

 

im thinking about going for the dammit version because that was the first song I ever learned on guitar and also, Tom having the big lagwagon sticker with the bright green/yellow was the reason I found lagwagon and got into more cool bands. 
 

i kind of think it’s rad that everyone has their own personal reasons and connections for which era they’re going for. It’s definitely a passion project. 

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4 minutes ago, mil182 said:

im thinking about going for the dammit version because that was the first song I ever learned on guitar and also, Tom having the big lagwagon sticker with the bright green/yellow was the reason I found lagwagon and got into more cool bands. 
 

i kind of think it’s rad that everyone has their own personal reasons and connections for which era they’re going for. It’s definitely a passion project. 

Very cool! The Dammit version was always my favorite since that’s where I first saw the guitar. And convinced me to sticker up a few of my own axes 

I’m willing to admit that this guitar is 100% responsible for my taste in music. Without checking out the bands on it, I wouldn’t know about the smaller obscure SoCal bands (Rhythm Collision), hardcore (Gorilla Biscuits), and the Fat/Epitaph bands. For me it opened the doors to a lot of great music.

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1 hour ago, mil182 said:

im thinking about going for the dammit version

Tom having the big lagwagon sticker with the bright green/yellow was the reason I found lagwagon

1.) "dammit" is version one (no lagwagon)

2.) late warped 97 is version two (with lagwagon)

so which are you leaning towards? i initially did version 2, but because i saw him for like over two years with live with that axe, and only added laggy at the very end of its tenure, i ended up removing it.

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On 8/5/2020 at 1:53 AM, daveyjones said:

1.) "dammit" is version one (no lagwagon)

2.) late warped 97 is version two (with lagwagon)

so which are you leaning towards? i initially did version 2, but because i saw him for like over two years with live with that axe, and only added laggy at the very end of its tenure, i ended up removing it.

I did version two but mine has some differences based on preference. For example, you can completely see the "I Don't Want To Grow Up" sticker on mine because well I love the Descendents and think it looks badass that way. I've managed to do a replica but put a slight twist on it to make it mine. I had a Vans sticker on the back too but it wore off, so the back looks like Tom's now with DESCENDENTS, 7Seconds and Guttermouth.

I miss my sticker strat. It's currently getting Graphtech string saver black saddles installed and a setup and neck adjustment. I'm playing my 2001 graffiti yellow TD Fender signature until it's finished, and I must say I don't like the neck much on that guitar, especially when playing scales, leads and arpeggios. I never minded it until I built the sticker strat. I've come to prefer the neck on my sticker strat, which is a 2014 Fender Standard (MIM) HSS Strat.

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