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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 …

It begins!!!! – The Strat build project

I’ve been wanting a Strat-style guitar for a while now. I wanted to have one to help me with reviewing stuff, and also for future DIY projects. Problem is, most Fenders don’t quite have the sort of specs I want in a guitar. I eventually decided that I may as …

The Ibanez RG450 project – part 3

I got some more work on the RG450 done today. The weather held out, although my can of white paint didn’t. As of last night I had applied two coats of clear satin polyurethane to the neck. It was looking and feeling pretty good, so I figured I would do …