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Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by mshivy, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    56
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    I attempt a lot of things when I build parts casters but I mess up on the finishing all the time, No Patience, one of the reasons mine are all relics...lol.

    good luck my friend.
     
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  2. roblewise

    roblewise Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    62
    52
    Dec 26, 2016
    Bushey
    Not sure in usa im uk but although warmouth do some nice work im sure you can find some nice by some smaller companies warmouths prices seem a bit on the high side my body was made by a retired guy in the uk fair price for a top quality bit of kit i sorced things from all over the world after lots of research i bet there is a guy somewhere like Nashville doing some great work the internet is your friend hope you find some nice parts that get you a truly unique to yourself all the best rob e
     

  3. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 26, 2010
    Scott La.
    IMG_1677.JPG IMG_1878.JPG IMG_2042.JPG IMG_2771.JPG IMG_2779.JPG IMG_2851.JPG I don't have the patience to build a guitar. Good thing I know a guy. These were done a few years back by J. at Bayou Boi Guitars. Both have Fender Road Worn 60's neck that have been flattened to 12" radius and refretted with jumbo Evo Gold frets. Both bodies were cut and shaped by J. from Alder planks. Both are 2 piece offset. Betty (shell pink) has Motor City pickups and Veronica ( vintage white ) has Rocketfire pickups.... so here's Betty and Veronica...
     

  4. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    56
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    Ive used musikraft for a cracking Tele neck but I was flush at the time, can get expensive, these are great http://guitarmill.com/guitarmill/ if you keep a lookout they have summer blow outs with bodies that have a slight imperfection and are cheap my next build I would like to put together a USACG that stuff is so cool what mshivy is using.
     
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  5. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    56
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    lovely guitars the back drops are stunning too..:thumb:
     
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  6. Davey77

    Davey77 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    59
    942
    Apr 29, 2014
    Monroe WA
    Sweet! did you cut this yourself? I have a number of large Maple and Alder trees on the property here. Been thinking about some guitar bodies. I think that is the only way I would want to actually be up for the labor to cut and route one. Also maybe a very old repurposed slab of something would be cool.

    Finished bodies are pretty cheap when compared to hours and hors of work though. I did just a strip job on a Strat last summer and I swear never again.

     
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  7. felis

    felis Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 27, 2013
    Antwerp/Belgium
    Yes, cut it myself, from this.

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  8. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Strat-Talker

    470
    Jan 10, 2013
    Bucharest - RO
    Made a couple of them, the last one (double P90's) on the bench...
     

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  9. Andy54

    Andy54 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    64
    306
    Mar 8, 2010
    Nth Coast NSW Australia
    This was a couple of builds back being a two piece Alder body with the onboard electronics of a Clapton model Strat. The neck has more a common C profile rather than the V of the Clapton guitar. The finish is a waterborne lacquer I got from LMI which is a PITA to tint and spray.

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  10. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    You're freakin' right on that -
    Finishing takes time and space
    I think "rustic" strats and teles look good though- like your ash Strat
    This is another Tele a did -

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  11. Matt_D

    Matt_D Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    47
    751
    Aug 2, 2015
    Southern California
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    I even made the pickups for it
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    I've been thinking about a Pelham Blue Tele (even though I really don't like Teles for myself)
     
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  12. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    56
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    Oops
     
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  13. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    56
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    You have made my mind that is nice.
     
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  14. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Silver Member

    Age:
    56
    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
     
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  15. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 10, 2014
    Michigan
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    In-process build from reclaimed lumber: pine and douglas fir body plus douglas fir quarter sawn and maple laminated neck with walnut fingerboard. The other necks there are a mix of douglas fir, maple, and poplar not laminated.

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  16. STK66

    STK66 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    52
    21
    Feb 18, 2017
    DE
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    Well, here is my attempt, for the body I have used a piece that came off a cherry Tree that had to be taken down 54 years ago and was laying around at the barn ever since.

    The neck is made from maple, the trussrod is fitted from the top off the neck, the neck had to be sawn into 2 pieces in order to do so, the lower part of the neck as well as the fretboard part of the neck later was glued together again.

    I decided to opt for a schaller 3d6 bridge since I funked up drilling the holes in line for the fender non trem brigde. No worry, I will get those holes covered by routing a straight line into the body and this straight line will be filled with a piece of ebony in wich the 6 holes will be in line. This gives me the opportunity to opt for a non trem string thru strat bridge.

    Fret wire is classic and rather thin. I like the feel this gives me while playing.

    Tuners are Grover type Tuners that I had left from stripping another git some time ago. The Pickups are cheapo Singlecoils for now, the shielding of the pickguard and cavities is copper foil that can be soldered.

    Guitar plays and sounds nice, good sustain, good attack, twangy!

    I love it. Hope you like it too.
     
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  17. WillKrebs

    WillKrebs New Member!

    Age:
    19
    5
    Apr 17, 2017
    United States
    This is gorgeous my friend
     
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  18. rorygallagher1961

    rorygallagher1961 Strat-Talk Member

    24
    Apr 26, 2017
    Texas
    Here's mine:
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    2008 Highway 1 Nitro Lacquer Body, 60s Lacquer Neck, Kluson Vintage Nickel Tuners, 250K tone and volume pots, .022uF Orange Drop Tone Cap, Kent Armstrong Rory Gallagher 1961 Pickups, Ernie Ball Classic Rock and Roll 10 gauge strings, 80s Fullerton Volume and Tone Knobs and Switch Tip, Custon Aged (diy in coffee) pickups covers, bone nut.
     
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  19. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Strat-O-Master

    655
    Oct 25, 2012
    Southern California
    I like doing the unusual in my builds.
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    Yep....teles and strats.
     
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  20. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

    Rattlecan sunburst attempt

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    Behlens Fruitwood and Mohawk Ebonized Cherry lacquer
     
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