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B Hefner body for my new Strat build

Discussion in 'DIY Strat Forum' started by genethomas, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    Apr 14, 2013
    Gravesend, Kent
    So MJT have sent me 3 pics of the body I ordered from B Hefner and had shipped to them. They have sent me a gorgeous 1 piece ash 50's body with a contoured heel. It's ultralight at only 3.6 lbs.

    I didn't pay the upgrade surcharge for extra light bodie so well done BHefner for delivering more than expected.

    This is going to be finished in a 2 tone sunburst and lightly reliced. I'm building a Brownie/ Buddy Holly hybrid inspired strat.


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  2. sumran

    sumran Fan of Leo

    Mar 7, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
    Good luck with it. That is some dramatic grain! Should be great for an old-school burst.
     
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  5. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    Just had an update from MJT. The paint process has started!

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  6. DAYUSMC

    DAYUSMC Strat-Talker

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    This might sound like a stupid question, but who is MJT?
     
  7. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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  8. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    Apr 14, 2013
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    The paint process is now in full swing!

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    1980 Strat-Talker

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  10. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    Apr 14, 2013
    Gravesend, Kent
    Just had the shipping notification from MJT. Can't wait for it to arrive!
     
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  11. sumran

    sumran Fan of Leo

    Mar 7, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
    Looks good!Hope the shipping time passes quickly. However, it usually like the last days before vacation.. . . .
     
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  13. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    Gravesend, Kent
    Its due for delivery here in the UK this Thursday via UPS.
     
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  14. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    My body arrived today. My daughter thought we should do an unboxing video so here it is:
     
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  16. genethomas

    genethomas Strat-Talker

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    Apr 14, 2013
    Gravesend, Kent
    So been a bit quiet lately but managed to order the neck today from Musikraft. Got a 10% discount as it's going straight to MJT for finishing.

    Here's what I ordered:
    22 fret 3a flame maple
    6150 fret wire
    10-16 compound radius
    Clapton back contour
    Heavy rolled edges
    Kluson size tuner holes.

    Have ordered a personalised Fender style decal from http://www.rothkoandfrost.com/custom-guitar-waterslide-headstock-decal-transfer-54-style/

    Now just the waiting!
     
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  17. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Senior Stratmaster

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    Very cool! :cool: Subscribed! :thumb:
     
  18. STK66

    STK66 New Member!

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    Thank you gor providing this weblink for personalised decals! I've been searching for a thing like this for quite a long time! Thanks!