Maya Strat

Finished as the customer wanted with new Fender USA pickupsFinished as the customer wanted with new Fender USA pickupsLovely worn area on sideLovely worn area on sideSMP Artizan BannerDSC_5541DSC_5546Wiring modded to give the ability to totally  take the middle pickup to ground so the customer could use the switch to switch the pickups on off during feedback. The middle tone is a volume cut for the centre pickup in full on it works just like a normal strat.Wiring modded to give the ability to totally take the middle pickup to ground so the customer could use the switch to switch the pickups on off during feedback. The middle tone is a volume cut for the centre pickup in full on it works just like a normal strat. DSC_5542This was how the guitar looked when the customer bought itThis was how the guitar looked when the customer bought itSAM_0406No flashNo flashSAM_0408SAM_0409SAM_0410SAM_0411

4 thoughts on “Maya Strat

  1. Hey there 🙂

    I have the exact same Maya guitar – except mine is black. I also want to change the tuners for better working vintage style tuners and had the Gotoh Vintage Magnum Lock tuners in mind. Looking at the spec sheets and measuerements of these, I realized however that they probably wouldn´t fit! Same with any other tuner – like the split shaft Kluson type used on the guitar you show here. The main problem is that the hole to hole distance is 25mm instead of the 23,8 mm found on most Fender Stratocaster guitars. Also – on the tuner nearest to the nut, the peg hole on my guitar seems to be VERY close to the lower edge (closer even than on the guitar in this article) – so the gear/metal part of the tuner on the backside of the headstock (meaning also the hole for the lowest screw) would probably reach past the edge of the headstock – from my measurements. I´d be very interested which type of tuner exactly was used on this guitar to see if it could fit mine!
    Thank you very much for your reply in advance – you would help me a lot!

    Cheers from Austria, Vienna

    • I used similar Wilkinson tuners.. even if they are a bit further part the tuners will still fit as the head of the screw will overlap each tuner slightly. So I have had some with a 1mm gap between the tuners but it did not effect the fitting. If the screws did slip through the gap then use a very small washer. It should be no issue.

      • Thanks for the reply. I didn´t think that the 1mm distance between these vintage tuners would actually be a problem. The super short distance of less than 10mm between the low E-string tuner hole and the edge of the headstock on the backside (on my particular guitar) – is a problem however. No kind of vintage tuner would fit without reaching past the headstock and being visible from the front of the headstock which would be super ugly. I therefore got the Gotoh SG 381 MG locking tuners. These should fit with their smaller round gearbox – not as pretty as the vintage locking tuners though….

  2. small correction: With “hole to hole distance” I actually meant the distance from tuner post center (I mean the actual rotating part) to tuner post center.
    These are the tuners I actually wanted to use – but which probably wouldn´t fit as I realized now: http://www.rockinger.com/index.php?cat=WG061&lang=ENG&product=0431C
    On the tech sheet you can see the “23,8mm” distance – it´s 25mm in my case. And the portion from edge of the post to rim of the tuner would partly look past the headstock nearest the nut..
    So if you could recommend any vintage style tuners which could fit – tell me which ones you used that would be great. Thanks again!

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