From scratch figured Strat body build (picts)

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  1. Atrox

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    Work in progress. Left handed mahogany Strat with flame maple top. Rear routed. H/S/H pickup config.

    Warmoth Maple/ebony neck with stainless steel frets and Clapton V profile.

    This is a build for Trace from Voodoo Amplifiers.

    Thus far

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    The top was warped, but 50lbs of lead shot and some clamping took care of it. Glueing the bookmatch and then gluing the top to the mahogany.
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    Slab cleaned up and planed. Layout penciled in. The jack is going to go to the side however. Also a wet shot
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    I should have some more done this weekend.
     
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    Not much interest I guess, but I'll update anyway.

    This weekend I round the edges and give it the belly cut. Gonna do a traditional 1/2" round-over on both sides. I did a few test pieces and it looks good. You can almost see a dark edging of Mahogany with the 1/2" round-over. Kinda cool.

    For now, I routed the trem cavity and neck pocket. neck fits perfect. Nice and tight and all is aligned perfectly.

    I included a mirror shot for you lefty guitar haters ;)

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  3. trinidad

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    Wow, that looks great. I love the tone of mahogany/maple cap les pauls unplugged, but can't get along with humbuckers so I've been wondering if a mahogany/maple strat style guitar with single coils would be the way to go. Great looking wood you're using!
     
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    Thanks for putting these pictures up. I love shots of guitars being built. If I had a shop and the tools, I'd build my own.
     
  5. trinidad

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    Looking again at the pictures, where did that right handed strat (2nd from bottom) come from?
     
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    it doesn't exist. it is the same picture, sdrawkcab!
     
  7. Blind Rat

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    Looks like a "Jimi"version to me.
     
  8. 5150gtrmonkey

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    Thanks for posting these photos Atrox. Really can't wait to see the finished product. I definitely love seeing step by step photos of a guitar being built from scratch. Actually, love seeing how almost anything is being built, but especially guitars! Please post more of the process.
     
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    very cool :) keep the updates coming.
     
  10. biggreen

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    You mean a regular right handed guitar? lol.

    Nice job so far.
     
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    Great work and thread as is your standard.
     
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    It's just a flipped photo so you can see how it would look as a righty.

    Thanks all. this is my first drop-top guitar. having some fun with it
     
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    beautiful work...you truly are skilled. please continue the updates on this project.
     
  14. Mike Duncan

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    Fantastic work!! I love these types of threads. Looks wonderful...though backwards :)


    Keep us posted with the progress!
     
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    Atrox,

    Very nice!

    Here's an observation from a layman. The volume knob looks real close to the bridge pup. Is there room for pup rings, or are you not using any?

    Thanks,



    Greg
     
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    Good eye. Yes it is too close. I'm going to move controls around at a later time. I just traced that layout from a pickguard to see approximate locations so I can get an idea where to start.
     
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    Very nice job, from another lefty guitar player:drink
     
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    Thanks. I'm not a lefty, but the client obviously is. :D
     

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