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NBGD - My first build

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Vlad Gor, Feb 13, 2018 at 3:23 AM.

  1. Vlad Gor

    Vlad Gor Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    28
    75
    Dec 10, 2017
    Ukraine -} China/Hong Kong
    So I've got this 1987 '57AVRi neck pretty cheap ($300) and decided to start my first build:

    - 1987 '57 AVRi neck ( which I believe has Fullerton curves, as they changed their CNC machines settings later this year)
    - 2008 EJ Strat body in Ocean Turquoise (Looking at dings on the body I was surprised how thin finish is)
    - Fender Pure Vintage '59 pickups with Luxe cap reissue
    - Raw Vintage springs
    - Fender Vintage Tremolo

    Planning to change pickguard to 1-ply later.

    Guitar camed out very responsive and naturally compressed. Really love it. I guess the neck was main factor for final outcome. Pickups are awesome as well.

     

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  2. wvincagold

    wvincagold Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    54
    69
    Nov 28, 2017
    West Virginia
    To be honest, I cannot understand how Fender stays in business. It is so easy now to buy the parts you want, usually of better quality and build to how you like it. Great job and good looking. I plan to build my own tele next. After my first strat build it will be a breeze.
     
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  3. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    Nice. I like the color. :thumb:

    BTW, "Fullerton curves" refers to AVRI bodies, not necks.
     

  4. Vlad Gor

    Vlad Gor Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    28
    75
    Dec 10, 2017
    Ukraine -} China/Hong Kong
    Necks also ;)
     

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  5. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    51
    Nov 14, 2013
    Alabama
    I've never heard it used to refer to necks.

    And any guitars made in Corona, cannot by definition, have "Fullerton curves".

    But who cares what I think anyway?

    HNGD!:)
     
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  6. jojosmith

    jojosmith Strat-Talker

    406
    Nov 4, 2014
    UK
    Nice guitar. Nice playing too.
     
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  7. Kurt Villella

    Kurt Villella Strat-Talker

    114
    Feb 25, 2016
    Charlotte, NC
    Came for the guitar, stayed for the playing. Nicely done!
     
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  8. 8T_BoCO

    8T_BoCO Aspiring Stratospheric Stratitician Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Colorado

  9. Shaolindelt

    Shaolindelt Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    52
    Feb 12, 2018
    Kentucky
    Looking good! One day I think I’ll try this!
     
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  10. Count Glockula®

    Count Glockula® Strat-Talker

    Age:
    107
    325
    Aug 16, 2009
    Fenderland, CA
    Axe looks good and the video makes the guitar come to life! Are you playing for a wedding or something? Thanks for sharing.
     
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  11. Vlad Gor

    Vlad Gor Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
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    75
    Dec 10, 2017
    Ukraine -} China/Hong Kong
    I'm working in hotel bar with singer:D
     
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  12. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    56
    823
    Dec 17, 2017
    Idaho
    Ocean Turquoise or Daphne Blue both are beautiful colors. It is definitely on my list after a Black Strat which I'm building next. Congrats and great playing....
     
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  13. valor19

    valor19 Strat-Talker

    358
    Jun 17, 2010
    Alabama
    Wow, Ocean Turquoise, huh? Love it!! Congrats!!
     
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  14. Raiders757

    Raiders757 Senior Stratmaster

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    Sep 2, 2016
    Virginia

  15. Raimonds

    Raimonds Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    46
    961
    Mar 28, 2015
    Latvia
    this. And I will never understand obsession with minutiae details trying to measure all curves, thicknesses, etc. If I have a guitar in hand, it doesnt matter for me if it has 54, 56 or 68 neck, curves or pickguard, it is musical instrument and it is meant to be played, not to become obsessed with some vintage correctness.
     
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