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  1. Peterpav

    Peterpav Strat-Talk Member

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    She's finally done. I've been scrimping and piecing this baby together for a year. It all started with a decal. The Neck is a Warmouth 10/16 CR SS Frets Fingerboard is unfinished (linseed oil) Body is Warmouth 3lb 12oz Swamp Ash . This guitar came in around 600.00. Plays and sounds great. Very happy :)

    Body Shot.JPG Neck.JPG Trem Block.JPG Cavity.jpg
     
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  2. MrNeutron

    MrNeutron Strat-Talker

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    Looks Great, @Peterpav!

    Did you do the finish on the neck and the body?

    You did a great job on your copper shielding as well!
     
  3. Buzzgrowl

    Buzzgrowl Strat-Talk Member

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    Where did you get the decal?
     
  4. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    Fine looking guitar
     
  5. Peterpav

    Peterpav Strat-Talk Member

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    I got the decal right off Ebay for 5 bucks. My friend shot the neck, (he has a spay booth) I stained the fingerboard since it is not poly'ed. I sprayed the body with duplicolor gloss black lacquer after it was coated with clear lacquer Thanks for all the reply's.
     
  6. Buzzgrowl

    Buzzgrowl Strat-Talk Member

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    Thats really nice!

    Did you completely bury the decal?

    How many coats do you reckon is needed to bury a waterslide decal?

    Happy music making!
     
  7. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    Just putting the “final” colour coat on my new build and it fell onto the floor and left several nasty chips out of the body. It’s not so much the care that you have to indulge on the thing to get the best possible finish, it’s the time lapses between prep, filler, base coat and colour. Weeks of patience up the Khyber!
     
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  8. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Gold Member

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    Nicely done. Are the photos color accurate? The back looks green. A kewl shade of green though.
     
  9. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Most Honored Senior Member Silver Member

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    Nicely built. Looks like a good player for sure. How does it sound? When I do a partscaster build I will do a logo change so there is never any doubt that it isn't a real Fender. It always scares me that I may sell a guitar then the next guy will sell it fraudulently.
     
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