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Lotus Strat Overhaul about to start......story included

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by davidb1986, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

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    Dec 27, 2016
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    Let me guess, It has a maple cap instead of a solid maple neck too. I had one of these that I used on a build that I am currently working on. If you are going to use it then don't plan on using it as an interim neck until you get another one because it will be just as much work to reshim the pocket. Either just use the neck and take the decals off or wait. BTW, the one I am using has decals on it too but I am taking them off when I am done so I can put my own on.
     

  2. davidb1986

    davidb1986 Strat-Talk Member

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    Texas
    Got the neck on with a couple of neck screws holding it in place. My twin 3 year olds just went to sleep so I can't drill anymore tonight. Last 2 neck screws will be placed in the morning. 20171204_212947.jpg
     

  3. davidb1986

    davidb1986 Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 3, 2017
    Texas
    No it's all maple. I have been able to confirm that
     

  4. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
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    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    Mine is all maple too but it has a seperate maple fretboard that is glued on like a rosewood board. I was asking if it was made like mine.
     
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  5. davidb1986

    davidb1986 Strat-Talk Member

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    Yep that's how mine is made.
     

  6. Lonn

    Lonn Administrator Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 6, 2014
    In the shadows
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    "Is that a Fender decal on that no-name neck Lonn.....?"

    That's how I bought it. People can like it or not, don't care.
     
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  7. davidb1986

    davidb1986 Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 3, 2017
    Texas
    So I'm scrapping this project. I just got a loaded Fender Classic 60s strat body upgraded with Fender Custom Shop pickups for $275 in Lilac Blue. I'll be using the neck on that guitar.
     

  8. davidb1986

    davidb1986 Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 3, 2017
    Texas
    The body I'm getting. Had to screenshot them from the eBay app. Screenshot_20171205-071347.png

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017

  9. davidb1986

    davidb1986 Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 3, 2017
    Texas
    So this trying to upgrade or build a partscaster has been a nightmare. The neck I got didn't fit either body. I then realized that the Lotus neck looked twisted because the neck cavity wasn't made right and was higher on one side. So I evened it out. I took the electronics from the Fender body (new partscaster build coming shortly) and put them in the stock lotus pickguard. The pickup covers were a little bit bigger that the pickup routes but I was able to fit the in with a little persuasion. I then recounted the Lotus neck. I sanded and buffed out the finish a little to make it look more like it's age (was told by the original owner he bought it new on 1986). I made the natural wear marks and natural relicing more pronounced. I sanded out the Lotus logo and hastily wrote "D W Benton's Frankenstrat to make it look more partscasterish. This thing is a beast. The pickups are Fender Custom Shop '69s. It has CTS 250k pots. The Frankenstrat parts caster lives.
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