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Pre-NGD - My custom strat, almost finished...

Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by tdcdias, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. tdcdias

    tdcdias Strat-Talk Member

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    Will post more pics when its finished. VERY, VERRRRRY happy with the results so far.

    My jaw honestly dropped when I saw it. Since I know you all love great pics, here you are.

    Specs

    American Red Alder body
    Painting = light poly sealer (direct on wood) + nitro 3-tone sunburst + nitro yellow; relic
    Maple neck
    Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, maple dots
    Finish on neck = light poly sealer (direct on wood) + transparent nitro; light relic
    Stainless steel medium frets
    43mm tusq nut
    2-way truss rod
    Neck-to-body attachment with brass threaded inserts
    Gotoh vintage tuners (relic series)
    Gotoh 6-point tremolo (relic series)
    Gotoh jack, plate, and string trees ("self" relic'ed lol)
    Customy pickups (Brazilian boutique brand), sinfle coils, "Big Dipper inspired" neck and middle and "Gilmour inspired) bridge
    Blender control (bridge/neck) + Master tone + Master volume
    Fender 1991 Strat plus" real parchment" pickguard
    Relic'ed pickup covers and knobs
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd Strat-Talker

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    Really cool! :cool:
     
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  3. unionjack515

    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    Sweet. Very sweet. I can sit back and say that I am not a relic fan...then I look at a handful of the most recent additions to my collection—a Nash T, an aged Collings I-35, a relic’d Mario Martin S and two “historically accurate” Les Paul refins. I guess I’m not an opposer! Regardless...reeeeeally like this! Cool color choices...I’m trying to reason if this were a “real” story guitar, who would paint Graffiti Yellow over that beautiful burst, but I’m sure you have a reason! And it turned out great!
     
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  4. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    Very tastefully done, great work!
     
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  5. Nick-O

    Nick-O Strat-O-Master

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    Well done, the parts list shows some nice details.
     
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  6. Yves

    Yves Most Honored Senior Member

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    That looks pretty good!
    Looking forward to see (hear?) it on completion.
     
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  7. mikej89

    mikej89 Senior Stratmaster

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    Cool, unique build! Brazilian rosewood, wow? Even most high end acoustics don't offer that any more due to the lack of supply.
     
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  8. tdcdias

    tdcdias Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes, here in Brazil Brazilian Rosewood cannot be found "new" (pretty much all rosewood is imported), but the old Brazilian can still be obtained from demolitions, old furniture, or things like that. In this case, according to the bulders, the rosewood came from an old church stand. Factory-blessed, lol.

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  9. georgemundor

    georgemundor Strat-Talk Member

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    Love that contour


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  10. tdcdias

    tdcdias Strat-Talk Member

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    It is finally ready! Getting it today. I ordered this guitar with the best materials we have available here, between hardware, pickups and wood. It was built to my very specific demands, every single aspect that could be chosen was subject to careful consideration. It is a dream coming true, no kidding.

    I hope it sounds as gorgeous as it looks! Please enjoy some pics!

    Specs

    - American Red Alder body
    - Finish on body = light poly sealer (direct on wood) + nitro 3-tone sunburst + nitro graffiti yellow; heavy relic
    - Maple neck, thick "Soft V" shape
    - Finish on neck = light poly sealer (direct on wood) + transparent nitro; light relic
    - 9.5 radius Brazilian Rosewood fretboard, maple dots
    - Stainless steel medium frets
    - 43mm tusq nut
    - 2-way truss rod
    - Neck-to-body attachment with brass threaded inserts
    - Gotoh vintage tuners (relic series)
    - Gotoh 6-point tremolo (relic series), 11.2 spacing
    - Gotoh jack, neck plate, strap buttons and string trees ("self" relic'ed)
    - Customy pickups (Brazilian boutique brand), single coils, "Big Dipper inspired" neck and middle, and "Gilmour inspired" bridge
    - Blender control (bridge/neck) + Master tone + Master volume
    - Original Fender 1991 "real parchment" pickguard, retrieved from a Strat Plus
    - Relic'ed pickup covers and knobs (made in Germany)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  11. tdcdias

    tdcdias Strat-Talk Member

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  12. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    Stunning, congrats!
     
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  13. Ruscio

    Ruscio Strat-O-Master

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    That's fantastic! Thanks for posting the exellent pics, too. Enjoy!
     
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  14. Raphael256

    Raphael256 Strat-Talker

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    Wow thats lovely, with this amber yellow i would like maple fretboard for some reason :D
     
  15. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Strat-Talker

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    She purty.
     
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    79olympicwhite Strat-Talker

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    Beautiful neck
     
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    jim293 Strat-Talker

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    Very nice. I like that color as well.
     
  18. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Right Nice...
    It'd take weeks
    For me to play it....
    I'd probably....
    Just
    Sit and look at it...
     
  19. DeMelo

    DeMelo Strat-Talker

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    Muito bonita. Como são esses pickups?
     
  20. Yves

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    Excellent work, congrats!
     
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