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Building my own version of a strat this time, 3 single coils, 5 way blade etc. So far I've been working on the neck, today I got the fret markers done. Next will either be frets in or carve, haven't decided yet. Whole thing will be made from cherry.

 

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Your putting us procrastinators to shame @nsj. 🤣😂 

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@russ I actually started this one while waiting on stuff arriving for the last one, got all the scarf joint done, trussrod in, fretboard slotted and glued on etc. I try to procrastinate but my brains an idiot 🤣


   
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Frets in, markers and side dots done, next up it's carving the neck and volute.

 

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I do like that fretboard @nsj. 🤌 

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Been a bit hectic here lately, getting a new car amongst other things but hey ho, back at it

 

Neck carved using Marks super fast easy method which has become my goto

 

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Then roughed out a body, got the neck fitted then refined the heel and horn areas.

 

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Now just waiting on parts, bridge mainly. Then I can get on with routing etc


   
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Got the bridge mounting sorted as well as the string through holes, also the pickup cavities as there will be no pickguard as usual. Hoping my 1/2 inch roundover bit arrives tomorrow so I can crack on.

 

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Today I g

ot the

round over done, cavity sorted and made the slot for the blade switch. Used the router dremmel attachment and a straight edge as a guide.

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@nsj Ohhh, it’s a hardtail. Nice, I love it, especially the fretboard. 
Will you slow down making guitars, you’re making the rest of us look bad. 😆

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@nsj The curve of the carving around the neck pocket is just beautifully executed! 🤩 😍 


   
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@boo this is me slowed down or it'd be finished by now! 🤣


   
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@koendb Cheers, I use a bowl and dish router bit. Sort of trace the outline of the inner horns on paper then draw a nice circular shape and finally cut out an mdf template which i fine tune. Works great.


   
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@nsj The super strat! Looking real nice!


   
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Got on with carves today and blending them in to the round over

 

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Lovely smooth carves and curves on that body @NSJ, and I always prefer the recessed screw (or bolt) holes for fixing a neck, just looks hugely neater to my eyes.

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@tv101 Cheers, I'm really not a fan of the big metal plate myself, you can create a much nicer shape and feel without it.


   
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Frets all levelled, crowned and polished and logo done

 

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Also trying out ebonising, you put 0000 wire wool in a jar with white vinegar and leave it. It makes some sort of chemical that reacts to tannins in certain woods to turn them dark. Did that then added a coat of osmo poly x. More to go

 

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Getting near the finish now, just the electronics to fit then a few set up tweaks

 

 

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And finished, more or less lol. Just got to do a bit more setting up, intonation, string height etc.

 

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Awesome @nsj!

That neck looks soo good.

I generally prefer guitars without pickguard, but looking at these pictures, I realize

that, for me, a strat looks weird without one 🤔 

The back looks killer ! I love how the grain lines continue through the backplate and that carving around the heel is very satisfying to watch.


   
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