Stratocaster-second guitar for charity event

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 06-23-2017 08:06 AM 2209 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second guitar. I went with the standard Fender outline but changed the face profile to mimic the Yamaha(just because it looked better to me). I used original fender hardware and again use Seymour Duncan electronics. This one has two double coils and one single with a 5 position switch. The body is Sapele. I had a local auto body shop do the paint for me, they did a great job with metal flake black face and back fading into a metal flake blue edge. The neck is a piece of rosewood I’ve had about 5 years, with a maple fret board and ebony markers. The electronics was all bought as one item already put together, so I only had to solder the jack on. I have to give extra credit to Stefano at the Aviano Air Base, wood skills center and Dennis who builds guitars professionally, they were both great assets to this build and Dennis did an awesome job fretting and leveling the frets.
I still need to adjust the string height at the nut and put a cover on the back (I’m putting a black cover on the back mainly because I misplaced the gold metal one.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#1 posted 06-23-2017 01:15 PM

awesome guitar, what else can I say when I am not musical, but I appreciate the quality of this instrument.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 06-26-2017 07:19 AM

Thanks Bushmaster,
I’m not musical either, I just build things and decided to give guitars a try this year for our fundraiser. The build was interesting and fun trying to get a little artistic. I hope whoever wins the bid enjoys the guitar for a long time.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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