The story started when my metal buddy Murat Tunç got a cheap far east made electric guitar at high school in the late 80s. Although Murat was a real metalhead, he was not patient enough to be guitar wizard. Copied from the Fender's legendary Strat model, Murat's Starforce 8000 started to travel among different guitar enthusiasts. There is a myth stating that this guitar was even played by a famous Turkish metal band in a gig.
As moving to the USA for college education, Murat left the guitar to his best pal, fortunately me. Without considering the quality or other technical stuff I was more than happy to have my first electric guitar. I started to customize this special gift slowly through time changing the outfit and some parts like the magnetics with Seymour Duncan to get a decent sound.
Customization got crazier than ever along with forming a punk band "KADIKOY IDMAN YURDU", featuring a line of original protest songs dealing with politics, football, modern life and relationships. Now reaching 30, The Sitting Bull keeps telling me "Maybe I was not the best guitar in your hands through all these years, but for sure I was the best friend in laughters and tears..." What a wise thing to say :)