Super Strat Build...

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  1. DirtySteve

    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    It fits!

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    Big Brass block installed..

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    I have my OFR and tuners now, just a few little things left and they are already on the way. Still, I'm not using the neck I bought so until I can order another one this project is on hold except for finishing up the final oil coats on the body.
     
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    Nice job Steve!
    I am excited to see it when you are done and await the review of your hard work!
    Next week the BIG WHITE TRUCK should finally arrive with some of my new gear...
    Its going to be like xmas here on the beach:cheers:
     
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    I'm calling the body done...here are a few shots in different lights and angles.

    Overall the finish is a little darker and much shinier than it looks in the pics, someday I'll get a better camera...

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    I decided to give the neck another shot. I spent the last 3 evenings sanding it back down a little at a time and tonight I'm starting over with the tea wash. I'm on the second wash and so far no black spots. Looks like it might be ok! :fingersx:
     
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    This is after 5x tea wash, as you can see, it's a much better match already and I'm going to do a few more. When I get the brown on top of the tea wash it should be a match made in heaven, lol!

    Before, it just looked...wrong.

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    After tonight so far it already looks better and I'm not done with the tea wash, it's just now gettin' good...

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    I likey:cheers:
     
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    DirtySteve Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    After just one coat of tru-oil...ah, there's the flame. Much better than it was without the tea wash! :D

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    Nice nice nice
    Now hurry up, finish the damn thing I wanna see it complete! :D
     
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    I hope to have the finish on the neck done tomorrow night. Then I can start putting her together this weekend, as of a couple of days ago, I have all the parts now.
     
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    Looking good Steve :yesway:
     
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    She's all put together, but not set up yet. I'm going to hopefully do that tomorrow, but I'm done for today. Everything works so that's good, lol!

    Here's my elaborate wiring scheme. I may add a mini switch for direct to jack but I'm just going to see how it goes like this first..

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    Here's my bitch!

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    Taking her spot next to her sisters...

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    Thank you and...good night.


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    Man, does that look great! Love the darker color along with the rosewood fret board!!!!
     
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    What pickup did you settle on for it?
     
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    I didn't settle for a pickup. This entire guitar was built around my MHD straitjacket. I've had this planned for this pickup since I bought it. That was back then Rayne was still posting here before he and his partner split and the capt flaked out.
     
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    Great Job!
    That is just one nice piece of work!
    Talent and patience to build that SEXY BEAST:bump:
     
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    I think it came out great!

    Only thing i didnt like, jeesh for a single pot that cavity was a HUGE hole in the body.

    Are there better options for a control cavity? Ide rather have all that wood back
     
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    You can stash your..um :ugh:..you can stash your cigarettes in there. :naughty:
     
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