Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Cummings View Post
We went with the original design.

There are 'cylindrical' tops that date back to lutes in the 1800s and more recently Rick Turners guitars - they are just comfortable.

That guitar was mine first and Elliot wanted it!
He loaned my his "Reeling in the Years" strat for a few weeks so I could not say no.

That's really funny... because I remember "comfort" being a large part of the conversation we had about that instrument! At that point I had been playing the same Hamer for a few years and he had spent many years with that Strat... and we both seemed to agree that our respective instruments felt like home & anything else felt weird, but that MC1 was just right.

This was probably 1997 or therebouts...

At the time, I recall that there were some more 'traditional' instruments with alder or ash bodies, still with the curved top but there was like a H/S/S setup or something like that in the line. USA made.

Was that more challenging to build then a regular old Strat? Or about the same?

And where are the i2000's made? USA or overseas?