Building a partsocaster as a back-up !!

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  1. Piga

    Piga Member

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    just decided to buy some parts to begin the construction of a partsocaster as a back-up for my regular strat. Show me the proud result of your work so that I get ideas !!
     
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    I think that you'll be surprised at your partscaster's quality. You'll probably be using your Fender as a backup when it is all said and done. May I suggest the Lollar Tweed pickups?
     
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    I have others but they're Tele's.

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  5. Piga

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    Thanks for the images Klatuu.

    Do I understand that the three guitars you show are partsocasters ! Your CAR one is similar to the one I am in the process of assembling. Just bought a Dakota red relic body. I opted for a hard tail at this point for vairous reasons: I guess it will be easier to assemble and adjust at the final stage. In addition, since it will be a backup, I will have more flexibility since one of my stage guitars is tuned a half step down which disqualifies it for backup purposes.

    I am also in the process of refinishing the headstock of a beautiful piece of birdseye maple before applying the decals. Callaham bridge, keys and other parts are on the way and I already had a set of Mike Turks single coils (a guy from the Toronto area) in my drawers waiting to be installed. In the end, it may sound pretty good.
     
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    Here are images of the naked hardtail Dakota red body that will be the basis of the guitar. Photo's of the refinished neck to come later.


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