So I finally finished my project relic strat

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  1. BDUNN

    BDUNN Supporting Member

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    Let me know what you guys think. I had a lot of help from TGP members with finishes etc.. remeber it is my first build so I know that there is room for improvement, but hopefully there will be more to come!

    neck - musikraft
    body - allparts
    pickups - lollar specials (by the way, awesome!!!!)
    finish - guitar reranch
    other stuff - shoe polish, 3m pads, lots of sand paper, and burned fingers (I am pretty new to soldering).

    http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/jbyrondunn/?action=view&current=IMG_0491.jpg
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    http://s63.photobucket.com/albums/h144/jbyrondunn/?action=view&current=IMG_0498.jpg

    Thanks for looking!!!:D
     
  2. HHB

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    cool, how do you like the Musickraft neck?
     
  3. BDUNN

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    I was a little disappointed to be honest... If I had it to do over I would definetly go with a warmoth. Dont get me wrong it is a nice neck.. the rosewood fretboard is actually thicker on one side (closer to the high e than on the other side (low e). Just by a little bit but oh well.
     
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    The photos are a little dark, but from what I can it looks cool. Nice job.
     
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    Hey BDUNN---you did that all yerself? 1st timer?---COOL!

    hey, you might like to take a look at a project strat that Dave Stewart from California reliced all the parts for me---there's a LOT of pics and info---I don't know if it will help w/ your next project, but it's a great relic job, IMO---although, EXTREME!!:D

    Enjoy---and have fun w/ yer strat!

    http://community.webshots.com/album/85676156NNEhAv

    PS---thanks for the tip on the neck---my strat above is an AllParts (Lic. by Fender) neck, and it is great---but I may go with a Warmoth or USACG neck for a Tele I'm just starting to 'realize'---


    ac
     
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    How did you age the pickguard? What colour was it to begin with? white?
     
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    Looks nice! I have one in progress myself...actually a buddy is doing the painting (IBM). I think I'll start with a closet classic...cracked/checked finish, and play it for a while. My initiral intention was to do a mild relic, but I'm getting cold feet...I guess it will depend on how nice teh finish turns out. :)
    Greg
     
  8. BDUNN

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    Thanks for all of the feedback

    frankzappa - cool guitar! Thanks for the tips .. I like the way the wood is exposed on the body of it.

    m4tt - pickguard aging - took a mint green fender 62' pickgaurd.
    -roughed it up with a 3M kitchen pad (those green ones)
    -sprayed an even coat of reranch fender nect amber over it.
    -went back with the 3M pad to strategically expose the original mint green color
    -added some extra dark areas (around the nobs) with brown shoe polish

    gkelm - I agree.. I would start off with a mild relic... after all it is a lot easier to relic more than to reverse the aging process!

    Now off to find a DC-30 to blast it through!!!!
     
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    i have a USACG/mark jenny 3 tone target burst S body waiting on a neck...one of the most realistic relic finishes ive ever seen....very convincing, and should make a helluva strat! wish i had some pics to show you guys....
     
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    I had my partsocaster completed but my Allparts SMO-fat is backbowed and has to go back, losing my frickin decals and finish time and they're out of stock for 5 weeks, I loved the Allparts profile but may be going to Warmoth or USA like, today! LOL
     
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    I think it's a great looking strat. Now, how much did it all cost. . .Neck, Pickguard, Body, paint, and Lollars?
     
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    Good job. You nailed the headstock color, it looks just like my 73 tele deluxe. Not sure I am in love with the pickguard, but you get an A for effort and results.
     
  13. BDUNN

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    I guess I have a little over 1000 in the guitar (probably 1200 after to you add in bone nut and set up)... I dont think that I have the stomach to add it all up (tools plus actual parts). but I guess the good news is I could probably make my next one much cheaper... I hope.
     
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    Oh and by the way the lollars are worth every penny... my new favorite pickup!!!
     

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