Self built and self assembly ;)

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

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BY Bg
#781827
still have much respect, at least you're assembling :)
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BY Molly
#782185
Just a wee update. Got the Custom Shop '69 neck today. Put it on my EJ Strat to try it out. 'Slippery' and really comfortable. 7.25" radius. Happy with it (thank fuck - cost enough...).

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Getting this bargain MJT body from Troy (thanks Troy) via Danny (thanks Danny).

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The neck is NOS so there's no point in trying to relic the body. I'm going to strip and respray it with this nitro white (since I've got an unused can of it in the garage). Put the last of the old can on a bit of wood to see how it looks against the pickguard. Think it should look OK?

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Estimating the total cost of the build around $1,500. Might be a bit spendy for a parts-caster but it'll be a good one.
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BY Molly
#782188
Michael wrote:Shit, I was trying to find a way to get that strat body. Stripping that pink is a crime!


Had it been a true Shell Pink I'd have kept it but it's too dark. Should look like this (which is fucking spectacular IMHO).

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Danny has a very nice hardtail body if you're interested (oo-er - JB?).
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BY Slowy
#782189
Michael wrote:Shit, I was trying to find a way to get that strat body. Stripping that pink is a crime!

Wait 2 weeks etc.etc.
Good score Molly, that's the way to do it. :thumbup: Have you ordered the Lollar Dirty Blondes yet?
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BY Molly
#782201
Slowy wrote:
Michael wrote:Shit, I was trying to find a way to get that strat body. Stripping that pink is a crime!

Wait 2 weeks etc.etc.
Good score Molly, that's the way to do it. :thumbup: Have you ordered the Lollar Dirty Blondes yet?


Dean and Danny both have pickups for me so I'll be spoiled for choice. Got the place to myself tomorrow so I'll be trying a few bits an' bobs through the EJ.

:-)
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BY Bg
#782202
so who the fuck is dean? theres a reason we have nicknames on here.... so we know who we are@! no-one signs up with their first name, Michael excluded ;)
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BY Molly
#782203
Bg wrote:so who the fuck is dean? theres a reason we have nicknames on here.... so we know who we are@! no-one signs up with their first name, Michael excluded ;)


Y'know, Dean! Good ol' Dean from wossaname. Conway mentioned him the other day too. Sending up that pickguard an' all that. Do keep up Neville.
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BY GrantB
#782204
I would be hitting that Strat body with some dirty amber clear first to see how it looks then. Strip and repaint....yikes.
BY MrDINO
#782205
Bg wrote:so who the fuck is dean? theres a reason we have nicknames on here.... so we know who we are@! no-one signs up with their first name, Michael excluded ;)

I ended up with your Bogner for a while Bg .. btw should have kept it
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BY Molly
#782206
GrantB wrote:I would be hitting that Strat body with some dirty amber clear first to see how it looks then. Strip and repaint....yikes.


I'd love to but I can't get translucent tints in aerosol form. Had the same thought for a top coat over the white.
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