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  1. Alan Crossley

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    The laberbread in the neck pocket looks very fresh and green :D
     
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    Yes I have been meaning to do do one for years :thumb:
     
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    Me too
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    Trapeze tailpiece...
     
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  7. garyhoos1

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    Guitar Build UK do some nice stuff got some nice timber available not mad prices compared to some.
     
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    Back to natural I’ve had a nightmare with this, painting was horrible so I’ve stripped it back to start again and shellac and beeswax it is, painting around binding I will leave to the pros I like the top on this as it is there is a nice contrast going on as you can see with the back plates anyway the easy bit now put it together.:rolleyes:

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    Looking really great but I’m interested in what type of gold paint you used on the first finish?
     
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    Nitro cellulose the new stuff from a local supplier.
     
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    Nice bit of progress this week.

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    I enjoy partscasters far and above factory builds in my price range.
    This one looks to be stellar!
     
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    What year was that Strat Neck???

    Good looking project
     
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    04 Highway one of my favourite necks.

    Just lying around shame to see it go to waste my new build didn't suit a CBS headstock.
     
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    Well a bit more done whilst the site was having problems the pickguard is a mock up waiting for my material to arrive and then will use as a template.
    Headstock laminate turned out ok a few little marks, had to shim the neck but strung it up and intonation is ok, gone for strap locks now waiting on pups.
    A few pics
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    It’s looking good and I’m liking the headstock
     
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    Thanks it was easy to do, I glued some rosewood veneer then sanded and give it a few shots of nitro I made mistakes and it's not perfect but I am learning. :thumb:
     
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    Learning is good but sometimes costly!:D
     
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    Looks great Gary
    Nice work
     
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    Thanks
     
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