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The Charvel build project – part 4

So I haven’t talked too much about the Charvel project lately. To be honest I’ve been a bit nervous about working any more on it, feeling like I had bitten off more than I could chew. I had started off the sand back on the body after the brown dye …

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The Charvel build project – part 3

I had my first shot at dying some wood today. I mixed a basic mix of red and black dyes, and hit up some scrap pieces of maple. I will do some “proper” mixing later on with the next batch. Here are some photos of the results: This is the …

The Strat build project – part 4

“IT LIVES!!!!” cried out the mad scientist. Yes, finally the Strat project has been strung up and it’s a beauty. Until my nice custom bridge arrives I’ve installed a Wilkinson vintage Strat bridge. Unfortunately it’s a 2-1/8″ screw pattern, so I could only mount it by the middle four screws, …

The Strat build project – part 3

Things are starting to move along with the Strat project now. Since our last update the body, tuners and pickguard have arrived. I’ve also received progress pictures of the tremolo I’m having made for the strat project. First up, the Strat body is supposed to be a 2011 MIM Standard …

The Strat build project – part 1

The first piece in the puzzle that is my Strat build project arrived today. I chose a Vintage Modern neck from the Warmoth showcase, and added stainless steel frets, and a black Graphtech TUSQ XL nut. The specifications are as follows: Stratocaster®, 25-1/2 in. scale 22 frets Vintage Modern right …