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Home built Bitsacaster - Nunostrat

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Nunostrat, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Nunostrat

    Nunostrat Strat-Talk Member

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    This guitar was initially started in the early 1980s with my Dad. I bought a body and neck from Touchstone Tonewoods. Dad married them together with a plate made in his machine shop he worked in. I routed (actually hand chiseled) out the cavity for electrics. Originally it had two Dimarzio PAFs in it but some years ago this was changed and it had a Ibanez Super 70 in the neck for a while. Now it has two Swineshead humbuckers - made with real wood bobbins. Sadly Swineshead went to the wall some years back. Bridge is an old Mighty Mite fixed tail unit and the tuners are locking Sperzels.

    Body is Ash which I love - I have two Ash bodied Tele's I've built too. It was just stained with a stain so is open grain and the neck is just oiled. I call it Nunostrat (hence my handle) as it looks a bit like Nuno Bettencourt's Washburn, at least it was mistaken for one once by someone.

    It is a fun guitar - still has memories for me obviously because of my Dad's association in building it.

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  2. Vindibona1

    Vindibona1 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Such an interesting guitar. Which bridge is on it?
     
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  3. Nunostrat

    Nunostrat Strat-Talk Member

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    I should add that it has vol and tone on both pickups a la Gibson typical wiring. Coil tap push/pulls on both tones. I normally run it as coil tapped on neck and humbucker on bridge that suits my style well
     
  4. Nunostrat

    Nunostrat Strat-Talk Member

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    Thanks. It's a very old Might Mite one. I bought that in 1981 - they were reasonably available then. I also own a Peter Cook custom Axis that has the same bridge on it actually.
    They were brass, in that period of brass everything but chrome plated.

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  5. Pete McC

    Pete McC Senior Stratmaster

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    Love guitars with a personal history to them like this :)
     
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