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Latest build... a stratocaster style

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rscalzi, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. rscalzi

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    Hi All,

    Just finished up a strat style hard tail guitar..... thought I'd throw in up here and let you have a look.

    SHout out to Ron Kirn whose build thread I referenced a few times when I forgot what the heck I was doing :)

    The guitar and some pics along the way.......

    sound clip....

    Strat1.jpg strat7.jpg strat6.jpg strat5.jpg strat4.jpg strat2.jpg strat3.jpg


    Rick
     
  2. Collin D Plonker

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    Very cool. Good sound too.
     
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    Nice! I like the color combination. Your finish came out great too. Rock on!
     
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    Very nice! I like the two-tone headstock.
     
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  5. tah1962

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    Looks great! I really like the two-tone headstock. Nicely done.
     
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  6. crazydave911

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    Rad playing and I LOVE natural finish and hardtail :D


    Dave
     
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    Cool!
     
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  8. rscalzi

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    Thanks all!........ maybe just maybe I'll get back to that hollow body LP I started 2 years ago :)
     
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    Very classy. Great headstock. Nice dots.

    (I'm sure I said all that to a woman once . . .)
     
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  10. rscalzi

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    That two tone was a happy accident. I glued on the "wing" and it was just a piece from the opposite end of the same piece of wood.
    Just lacquer over the top... no staining happening anywhere on this particular guitar.
     
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    More dots than Brian May. Love it.
     
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  12. rscalzi

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    I want to have more "substance" on the neck than just the single dots, but I have a tough time doing shaped inlays
    so I opt for the dot parade. I love the way those aluminum dots polish up to little mirrors(hard to tell in the pics.)
     
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    Very cool. I'd love to have a strat like that! ALL classy details.

    Interesting body route. (Or am I just unfamiliar with standard strat routes??)
     
  14. rscalzi

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    I think I did it pretty much to standard... the only real difference (I think) is I routed extra space for the bridge pickup in case
    I want to throw a humbucker in there some day.

    Well that and no routing for trem system as its just a hardtail.
     
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    Just? Heck the best! :D
     
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    Never showed the back... here it is.....

    IMG_3407 2.jpg
     
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    Oh my, that’s beautiful. I love me a hardtail strat, and that is one of the nicest I’ve seen.
     
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    DITTO! :)
     
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