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#1 kooldood1

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 06:53 PM

Well i posted a little while ago about building a strat and ive got it about 50% done. I need to get the pickups wired and install the bridge and string it up. Here are a few pics i just took of the guitar. Thanks for looking!
















#2 saturnine

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:08 PM

Looks nice.

Where'd you get all the parts?

I just noticed the bridge and the uhmm little cutout area for the bridge in the pickguard are off. I assume this is just because you havn't screwed everything in and you just placed everything on.

Edited by saturnine, 17 February 2007 - 07:10 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:10 PM

Body and neck from ebay, pickups from ebay. tuners from ebay, pickguard from allparts through guitar center. Ive got strap locks from guitar center, the neck plate from guitar center and the bridge is coming from all parts through guitar center.

ANd yeah i just layed the pickguard on for pics. It still has to get wired and it doesnt fit like it should and i dont know why.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:12 PM

Are the body and neck just from random makers? And if so how'd that turn out?

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (saturnine @ Feb 18 2007, 03:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are the body and neck just from random makers? And if so how'd that turn out?

I bought them from a guy who has a store on ebay. He has lots of necks and bodies (strats and teles) and has most of the parts you will need to make your guitar. The body and neck together were 320$ I really like the flame on neck and the finish on the body. The parts nekc and body seem of pretty good quality for the price. The body is all Ash and the neck is rosewood fretboard on flamed maple.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:26 PM



Read a lot of woman's magazine do you? wink.gif You said you got the neck off ebay if you don't mind me asking exactly who from on ebay I'm looking for one. What part of the pickguard doesn't fit?

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Edited by OneLostGuitarist, 17 February 2007 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:56 PM

Looks good. Why did you decide not to paint the body?
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:26 PM

Because it's a natural ash body it's supposed to look that way

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:49 PM

I think it looks great, and that once you put the bridge on it will all line up fine. Have a look at a fender bridge, it has a notch on that side.


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 12:42 AM

Wouldn't the flamed maple be not strong enough for a neck, I thought they were only for bookmatched tops? (Which cost over $200)

The grain on the ash looks good with a clear finish. What kind of ash is it BTW?
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Posted 18 February 2007 - 03:49 AM

QUOTE (Joe Hard @ Feb 18 2007, 04:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it looks great, and that once you put the bridge on it will all line up fine. Have a look at a fender bridge, it has a notch on that side.


http://www.blackcree...unburst-001.jpg


yeah it should fit fine, it just has a bigger notch on the right for the tremolo

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:41 AM

looks real good. i think if you had black pickups, knobs, and selector switch it would be really cool. the neck looks like birdseye maple in the pics, which would make it even cooler

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:09 AM

QUOTE (redharmony @ Feb 18 2007, 01:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
looks real good. i think if you had black pickups, knobs, and selector switch it would be really cool. the neck looks like birdseye maple in the pics, which would make it even cooler

I think your are right and i made a mistake, it is birdseye. And the seller on ebay im pretty sure is Newmetalshopmusic and hes got loads of stuff. The part that didnt fit was where the neck is. Im not sure if its supposed t be flush with the neck or underneath a little bit. I have a brigde on order from guitar center and its a Wilkinson.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:28 PM

nice! i wouldve gone with a rich mahogany

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (kurtlives @ Feb 18 2007, 03:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks good. Why did you decide not to paint the body?


Because painting it would ruin the look. Who the hell would be mad enough to want to cover such a good looking piece of wood.


Strat is looking good, but if it was down to me, i would have picked a neck with a maple fingerboared.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:59 PM

Looks very nice, probably will sound awesome too. Damn I really need a better guitar.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:30 AM

QUOTE (frankyz84 @ Feb 19 2007, 03:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (kurtlives @ Feb 18 2007, 03:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks good. Why did you decide not to paint the body?


Because painting it would ruin the look. Who the hell would be mad enough to want to cover such a good looking piece of wood.


Strat is looking good, but if it was down to me, i would have picked a neck with a maple fingerboared.

I thought about it but i thought it might look weird having a natural finish and a maple fingerboard.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 12:47 PM

That is not necessarily a birds eye maple. It's half half. Some would label it as that but others would label it as a very low grade birds eye or just a nice piece of maple.

All in all looking good. Well done on choosing natural ash ... it gives the guitar a lot of class.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (mahrous @ Feb 19 2007, 08:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is not necessarily a birds eye maple. It's half half. Some would label it as that but others would label it as a very low grade birds eye or just a nice piece of maple.

All in all looking good. Well done on choosing natural ash ... it gives the guitar a lot of class.

Thanks, the neck only cost me 150 so i wasnt expecting the greatest piece.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:01 PM

Dude, f*cking badass. I absolutely love the texture on the headstock. Awesome finish too, and it looks like a real good quality one too, even the inside of the trem cavity is finished just like the body.

QUOTE (saturnine @ Feb 17 2007, 07:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks nice.

Where'd you get all the parts?

I just noticed the bridge and the uhmm little cutout area for the bridge in the pickguard are off. I assume this is just because you havn't screwed everything in and you just placed everything on.


No, it's supposed to be like that. The trem arm is on the right side, so the trem block extends to the right to accomodate the arm assembly.



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