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    Axetastic etechstan's Avatar
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    Final parts are out for delivery!!!!
    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etechstan View Post
    I'll just post pics and stuff as the build proceeds. The neck and body are GFS blems, a little wear on the back of the body ($52) and the the neck, $29 had the nut installed backwards. Vintage bridge in gold and Texas Special pickups are on order and will be the next set of pics. Very snug fit, I hope everything lines up.
    wow, thats a very nice looking body!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etechstan View Post
    Added the electronics, control plate and wiring today. Waiting for output jack, neck plate screws, tuners, string trees, and strap pins. Just realized that this is my first wood grain and first gold hardware guitar since I started playing in the 70s.
    The tort looks great and Im a fan of gold hardware! good looking guitar! but have you ever thought of not putting a pickguard? i mean that looks mean without it! Nice top!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsallintheblues View Post
    ...have you ever thought of not putting a pickguard? i mean that looks mean without it! Nice top!
    Looking at the pics with and without, I have to agree with Blues.
    But I think we're too late! It looks as though Stan has already drilled and threaded the screw holes.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Its mounted. Needed something to hold the pickup in place.
    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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    Few things left to iron out. The three way switch has an intermittent problem and the nut needs replaced (that's why it was a b stock)
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    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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    That's taken shape really nicely, Stan.
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    Lookin' good!

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    Repaired the switch. Guess that BSEET came in handy. Need to do some truss rod adjusting now.
    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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    Lessons learned from this project:
    Paulownia is also known as "the other balsa wood". This is the lightest guitar I've ever felt. If you equate weight with quality, avoid paulownia.
    If building a Fender based guitar, stick with MIM, Squier donors and licensed parts. I have the saddles at almost max height to avoid fret buzz. No truss rod adjusting will help this.
    It may be a player but I will soon be looking for a replacement neck and body. My Splattercaster has a MIM body and MightyMite neck and was playable the moment the neck was attached, I fiddled with the truss rod and string height for days on this project before it was set up.
    I don't play guitar because I'm good at it, I play because it's fun!!

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