*** UPDATE! *** July 26th 2010 Our dear friend Randy, wich clearly wins at life, got the following message from Kurt @ Rondo : July 8th update : Thanks to Emperof and Randy, Kurt has announced he wishes to come up with a 7-strings Strat prototype for this coming fall. If you who would be interested in purchasing one, please add your name in this thread and I'll update the name list as weeks go by. ... Original 1st post : Here’s a resume of the results. Again, this is ONLY to give Kurt an idea of what we would like and to give him hints of a direction for him to choose. While a majority of people want the « classic » Strat, it’s easy to see there’s al lot of people that would like a « modern » Strat as well (that would be in between 1/3 and 1/2 the people who voted, representing more or less 35 persons). I doubt that those who want a classic / vintage will buy a modern and vice-versa. So to me, it sounds like 2 versions of a 7-strings Strat would be a win. Let’s see what Kurt will come up with. So there you go (it’s nothing you don’t know if you’ve followed the poll’s results in both threads) : Body wood : --- First choice : Alder, followed very closely by Ash. Color : --- First choice : Vintage White, followed by natural. Bridge : --- First choice : Wilkinson or Hipshot 2 point tremolo by 2/3 of the votes. The other 1/3 would prefer a Floyd. Fretboard : --- First choice : Maple + black dots by a large margin. Pickup Configuration : --- Out of the people that do not wish for an S-S-S config, wich is probably going to be the main pickup configuration, 50 out of 96 people would prefer a "Swimming Pool" option so they can do any pickups configuration they would like. If this is not an option Kurt would like to go with, the most popular configuration beside S-S-S is H-S-H, followed closely by H-S-S. Pickguard : --- White and Black are the 2 options voted the most. Headstock orientation : --- First choice : "Normal", by 2/3 of the votes. The other 1/3 would prefer a reverse headstock (still a big 43 votes). Fretwire size : --- The vast majority prefers Extra-jumbo and Jumbo frets, altough we all know "extra-jumbo" from Rondo aren't exactly extra-jumbo size. Neck profile : Most people would prefer a “thin” neck profile over a “standard” one. Neck radius : A little bit more people would prefer a + - 12-13’’ radius. One third of the voters would like a 16’’ neck radius so it matches a Floyd (more or less matching the number of votes for a Floyd bridge). Logo : A little more people would prefer something different than the regualr black script logo, but someone would have to do a mockup of it (at Kurt’s request). Otherwise, it will stay the same. There you have it. Feel free to comment!