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Complete DIY Strat kit for $75

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by lukido86, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

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    34
    123
    Jul 12, 2016
    France
    Well I sanded too hard at some places and / or there was notre enough paint.
    I see now the basecoat at these places.
    I have to reapply some color.
    Learning process !! ;)
     
  2. waltschwarzkopf

    waltschwarzkopf Strat-Talker

    Age:
    33
    121
    May 17, 2017
    Zürich
    Or keep sanding until you see the wood and give it a road worn look?
     
  3. Andy54

    Andy54 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    64
    306
    Mar 8, 2010
    Nth Coast NSW Australia
    What type of finish are you using ?

    Sand through is common even if you've left a couple of weeks to let the finish harden.
     
  4. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

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    Jul 12, 2016
    France
    My religion does not allow this liberty I mean I'm not comfortable with relicing etc, natural wear is the only option
     
  5. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    34
    123
    Jul 12, 2016
    France
    I use spray cans : base coat, color and lacquer (polyurethane).

    I just applied a full color coat, the mistakes are fixed.
     
  6. waltschwarzkopf

    waltschwarzkopf Strat-Talker

    Age:
    33
    121
    May 17, 2017
    Zürich
    So those are ceramics?! The single coils on m HSS strat copy look a lot like that. Luckily I decided to start upgrading the pickups now, I'm gonna turn it into a HSH and I was thinking about keeping the middle single, but since your comment I might as well replace it for a decent single.
     
  7. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    34
    123
    Jul 12, 2016
    France
    Ouch !
    I had some trouble with the clear coat, now it is sanded down to apply the color again...

    But maybe some would like it as is :) As reliced models have their place on the market, how much could I charge for the hard work (read "mistakes") ? Lol

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  8. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    34
    123
    Jul 12, 2016
    France
  9. lukido86

    lukido86 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    34
    123
    Jul 12, 2016
    France
    Here are some pictures.
    This is not so bad !

    It looks great, stays in tune, plays very well.
    On the other side the body is super fragile, and the pickups have not much taste (as I expected). Positions 2 and 4 are better.

    Note for later : do not convert a 6 points tremolo to a 2 one, and do not try to finish a raw body with a shiny mirror effect. This is a pain in the ash !!

    Next build will be a partcaster without any finish action from me.

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  10. Cerb

    Cerb Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
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    Jan 22, 2016
    Sweden
    It looks great. Well done!
     
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  11. altar

    altar Former Member

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    Oct 4, 2016
    USA
    great job, I knew it was going to turn out nicely when I saw how well you did with the headstock.
     
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  12. ak301

    ak301 New Member!

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    Oct 31, 2014
    England
    Really impressive!

    I'm interested in getting one of these kits as essential a school to learn how to build guitars of my own.
    I've got a few ideas for custom strats that I'm keen to build but I've got no experience building guitars and I figure this is a good way to learn.
     
  13. Rjesocaster

    Rjesocaster Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 15, 2017
    Europe
    Im doing one of those as well. Im replacing essentially all the parts and am staining it with Crimson Guitars Stunning Stains. The pre grain filled basswood body is difficult to stain since the grain filler has penetrated the wood quite unevenly, so there is a lot of sanding to do before the body takes the stain somewhat evenly. I now have just finished my fourth attempt at staining the body but turned out to dark, so it looks like I'll need the fifth attempt!

    But the way I see it, the neck alone is worth the price of the kit and if I'm not able to finish the body properly Ill move the neck and parts I have ordered to a new untreated ash or alder body which should be easier to stain.

    -Rjesocaster
     
  14. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Strat-Talker

    Age:
    54
    459
    Jun 30, 2016
    meridianam altum centralis
    Looks good - I'd wail on it without conviction!
     
  15. Guitar0621

    Guitar0621 Strat-Talker

    153
    May 24, 2017
    USA
  16. Vinnie1971

    Vinnie1971 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 14, 2015
    U.K.
    Nice job, I love the bridge too.
     
  17. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Strat-Talker

    255
    May 1, 2014
    Greece
    If you take your time and carve your name on the headstock followed by the word..custom... yank those cheap plastic inlays for some abalone ones and maybe install some cool looking metallic nut...you can start messing with folks that this is your custom made strat type guitar....
     
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