New Partscaster Day!

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by CandyAppleHead, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. CandyAppleHead

    CandyAppleHead Strat-O-Master

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    Here's my latest partscaster Strat I finished a couple of days ago.

    The story is this. I made a Gilmour 0001 replica recently and bought the body from a guitar finisher here in the UK. Let's just say I was less than impressed with his work but carried on with the build anyway, with some additional finishing work done by myself. I then decided to do a body from scratch myself, this time with a more accurate swamp ash body, and that gave me the idea to use the original for a new project (any excuse right)? I already had some parts laying around I could use.

    So here are the specs for this one:

    Alder body with some extra relicing by me
    Hosco neck - bought from ebay for not a lot, it was finished in the most ORANGE looking shellac finish imaginable. I stripped it and refinished with Tung oil, leaving the back of the neck bare. 9.5" radius medium jumbo frets
    Tuners - Gotoh aged
    Pickups - Tonerider Classic Blues. These are SUPERB pickups. Absolutely spot on for Texas blues. Covers are Fender white covers aged in coffee
    Fender Custom Shop vintage trem unit
    Alpha pots, Oak Grigsby 5-way switch, cloth wiring

    This feels very much like the LPB heavy relic CS Strat I once had a few years ago (although total cost about a quarter of the price). After setting up it plays wonderful, great feeling neck and as said above the tone is bang on what I was looking for. Some mild overdrive into a Fender Deluxe Reverb = Texas Blues Heaven. Getting a lot of play right now!

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  2. YALCaster

    YALCaster Strat-O-Master

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    Beautiful!
     
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  3. Diamond D

    Diamond D Strat-Talker

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    That looks great!
     
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  4. Diamond D

    Diamond D Strat-Talker

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    You should soak the knobs in coffee...
     
  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    I gotta say that in most circumstances I am not a fan of tort pickguards. However with aged white/rosewood guitars I found that they are really cool.
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  6. CandyAppleHead

    CandyAppleHead Strat-O-Master

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    I did, but they didn't change colour at all, unlike the pickup covers which darkened in a couple of hours. I agree they would look better the same colour as the pickups.
     
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  7. smithstrato

    smithstrato Senior Stratmaster

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    Other than the knobs:rolleyes: ,,beauty!! Well done!! Tort!!!
     
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  8. Diamond D

    Diamond D Strat-Talker

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    Another thing is to spray them with lacquer. 20200818_150752.jpg
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Another option would be to get some cream knobs for $7.00. They would be almost perfect in color. It's what I ended up doing.
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Good looking guitar!
     
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    Looks great. its always cool when a project like that turns out better then expected.
     
  12. CandyAppleHead

    CandyAppleHead Strat-O-Master

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    Had a rummage around and found I actually had some aged knobs in a spares box! So here's the new, improved version:
     
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    CandyAppleHead Strat-O-Master

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    Looks like a real player! Nice work!
     
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    tinkertoy Strat-O-Master

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    Man, that is really hot looking!

    Me likey.

    What's the combination to the tone safe?
     
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    Gorgeous :thumb:
     
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  17. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    H-KVP9 and don't forget to run in zig zag patterns.:whistling:
     
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    tinkertoy Strat-O-Master

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    Let me guess, that's where you keep your tone secrets? :cool:

    Ba Dum Chish!!
    I'm here all week.
     
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