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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 …

The Ibanez RG450 project -part 1

A while back I had a Japanese made 2003 Ibanez RG450 with Edge Pro donated to me by a good friend of mine from Jemsite. It was in quite rough condition when he bought it as a project guitar. He cut a Jem style monkey grip, and rerouted the output …