Mr.Burns wrote:I once was a regular on a Strat forum and the folks there had a pretty low opinion of Alligator. One called it a hack job.
I think if folks were honest, it does look like a bit of a hack job.... Everything about it speaks to function vs aesthetics:
1) That riser, top load solution and tune-a-matic type bridge is just weird looking.
2) Coulda put a top loader Tele bridge plate on it and looked much nicer.
3) reinforced jackplate with brass
4) cobbled together pickguard with brass
5) external groundwire
I mean, it ain't pretty. But it sure made some beautiful music