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COMPLETED : Scatter Lee's Rosewood Strat 2015 Challenge Build

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Scatter Lee, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    The guitar looks fantastic. Can't wait to hear it!
     
  2. kromanomo

    kromanomo Tele-Afflicted

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    Soooo nice.
    You sir, have a very special gift. Can't wait to hear it.
     
  3. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    I made a test vid the other day and it took 3 hours to download to youtube. I'm on a backup pc running XP, not really compatible with anything anymore.
    still need to do a fret leveling, i'll let the neck rest awhile under string tension and keep an eye on it before i do

    meanwhile, back in the jungle

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  4. jim the plumber

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    very nice
     
  5. gdshrub

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    This is an inspiration to a beginning builder like myself.
     
  6. hemingway

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    That pic reminds me of the Green on Red album Here Come the Snakes.

    I'm torn here: I love rosewood to bits, and your build is an absolute benchmark. But pretty much the only thing I like about strats is how comfortable they are to play.

    When I see builds I always ask myself whether I could see myself playing it - and I never do with an SSS strat.

    Having set that, I think you've set the standard.
     
  7. rcole_sooner

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    Awesome strat, Scatter!!!

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  8. Onebean

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    Very beautiful! Your craftsmanship is inspiring.

    Onebean
     
  9. Jupiter

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    It's a beauty!
     
  10. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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  11. thecableguy

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    Wow, you built a time machine too?! [emoji41]
     
  12. btgulledge

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    Jimi looks good playing it! He look surprized though, maybe it is lighter than he thought it would be.

    Great build! Great photoshop skills!
     
  13. Onebean

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    Nicely played!
     
  14. hemingway

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    Why is there someone from the old Testament watching Jimi play?
     
  15. Jacaranda

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    nice classy strat!
     
  16. Captain Nutslot

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    she grrrrroooooovvveees!

    may as well knock out another one man, plenty of time

    lovely
     
  17. Mbechmann

    Mbechmann Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

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    +1. How about a matching Tele? They would look brilliant next to each other
     
  18. w3stie

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    Hey, who's that guy playing Scatter's Strat?

    ;)
     
  19. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    i'm not done with this thing yet

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    220 grit

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    this does a quick job shaping

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    300 grit diamond file

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    before and after

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    sanded with 600 and 1500 grit paper

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  20. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    third time rewiring, the guitar is pretty bright, gave the bridge pickup it's own tone cap, did the trick, with the fret leveling, new wiring and restrung with number 9's this is sounding great

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    this is the wiring i ended up using

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    caps are .047, the only ones i had in the house

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    i guess i still have time to shield the pickups if i need to
     
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