New partscaster build thread

Justin226

Senior Stratmaster
Jan 7, 2020
1,581
Brooklyn
A couple weeks ago, I traded for some guitar parts. A brand new Vintera 50’s roasted maple neck, a body that turned out to be a knockoff, and Schaller locking tuners from a Strat Plus. Once I found out the body wasn’t worth the effort, I decided to find a new one.
I posted here and @bluejazzoid messaged me about a body he had for sale. MIM Strat body that had been refinished in nitro. Bought it along with highway 1 hardware. Showed up earlier this week and it is a beautiful body. Nice relic to it and checking to the paint.

Then I worked out a deal with @Believer7713 to swap the Schallers + cash for a loaded pickguard. He did a beautiful job wiring it up for me with Rose Robusta/Buff Beauty pickups. That package should arrive on Tuesday.

Next up will be finding someone to cut the nut for me. I intend to buy the tools and work on being able to do this myself in the future, but this isn’t the guitar I want to experiment on.

I also still need to buy a set of vintage tuners and have the holes drilled for the screws. The neck only came with holes for the posts.

Excited about this one.
 

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Justin226

Senior Stratmaster
Jan 7, 2020
1,581
Brooklyn
Update: pickguard from @Believer7713 came today. Screwed it in to get an idea of what the guitar will end up looking like.

Only 2 things remaining to finish this build. Nut filing and drilling for the tuners. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a few weeks before this gets done. My go to assistant (my father) is on vacation.
 

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Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
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KC
Lol... you gotta deflect her immediately with something like "Unlike you honey ---absolutely perfect and beyond beautiful in every way just as you are--- guitars always need something tweaked, something changed.... they are never really good enough!"
I'm copying this so I can memorize it for later use!


Genius!!!
 

Believer7713

The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein
Silver Member
Dec 27, 2016
17,042
KC
Ha! Glad to help with these kinds of things.

I've been married now almost 32 years.... but I've been playing guitar a lot longer! 😁:cool:
32 years?!?!?

Gee, you're ol....uh hmmmm...(excuse me!)...I mean wise!



Yeah, that's it...Wise! That's what I meant.
 


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