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putting a strat together

mrbulletbutt

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it seems kind of interesting how half the time on ebay or sights like that there are equqlly as many necks, bodies, and other parts as there are actual completefender strats. it sounds kinda fun to put my own strat together. i could choose what kind of neck, pickups, and everything else. especially when comparing the customisability on a fender to a gison, it seems so cool. one quistion before i start building: is it safe?:band
 

VaughnC

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Probably safe. Depends on how graceful you are...about the only danger is getting burned on a soldering iron or poking yourself in the eye with a screwdriver ;).
 

K-Line

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Probably safe. Depends on how graceful you are...about the only danger is getting burned on a soldering iron or poking yourself in the eye with a screwdriver ;).
Yes, if you have to run with the screwdriver, always point the sharp end down:) Go for it, trust me, it is rewarding!
 

SNick

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362
Very gratifying to put together your "Guitar for the rest of your life." That is the attitude you need to do it right. I did.
 

Guitarworks

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it seems kind of interesting how half the time on ebay or sights like that there are equqlly as many necks, bodies, and other parts as there are actual completefender strats.
That's because there are chop-shop sellers who buy new factory strats or almost-new used strats, take them apart and sell the parts in an attempt to get $700 for the parts after spending $500 or less on the complete guitar before they dismantled it. Some days I don't know why Fender bothers to build complete instruments when all people are going to do is either part it out or mod it. It seems Fender should just manufacture made-to-order kits that get sent to your door and be done with it.
 

SMark

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Piecing together a great partscaster is one of the most satisfying things a player can do. I have made many, but in the process I now have a few that are just amazing guitars. They are each worth way more to me than the sum of their parts, just because they "fit" me so well.
 

Hulakatt

Gold Supporting Member
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They are worth more to you but less to everyone else. Don't do it to save money! It doesn't work. It will cost about the same as buying a complete guitar and customizing it but it is so nice to just have exactly the guitar you want.
 

Barnzy

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Everybody needs to rip apart a "cheap" guitar to see what ticks and also build a partscaster at least once in their life...usually in that order....Enjoy, and ask questions when you need to....
Barnzy
 




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