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This is a guitar I built just for fun. I had a strat body that I had built for a previous guitar that I was unhappy with, so I stripped it, filled the trem cavity, and refinished. The body is basswood. I decided to go for a multiscale (multiple scale length) guitar, so I built a neck out of chechen with a bloodwood fretboard, curly maple skunk stripe, and abalone dots. The neck is finished in oil and wax, the body is nitrocellulose lacquer. The bridge was my own simple creation from a block of aluminum. A very fun project.

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Nice piece. The color combo is great.
 

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I just got my Taylor GS plans in the mail, so am looking forward to joining the guitar club. Thanks for sharing. Love the look.
 

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New to the party here, so I'm wondering how you laid out the radial frets. Or maybe that was an accident? :)

Your Strat caught my eye because I play a naturally-finished Highway 1. Play "at" is probably a better description.
 

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The frets are arranged so that the scale length at low and high E strings and the parallel fret are defined. The other strings scale lengths are linearly interpolated along the line. The frets are not in a radial pattern like Novak's fanned fret system, rather, they are laid out in a linearly changing pattern. There is an online fret calculator called fretfind2D which will do all the math for you.
 
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