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Muslady Strat kit near complete

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Thoughtfree, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Thoughtfree

    Thoughtfree Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Finished with several coats of Tru-Oil - easy to use, but not a very hard finish it appears. The body is 1.5 inches thick - not as thick as a Fender, I believe.

    I left off the electronics to see if the guitar would play OK before I spent more effort on it. One or two HB pickups may go in rather than the included loaded pickguard.

    I set the whammy up to float with (included) 9's strings. Too light for me. Standard 10s will be better. Stays in tune remarkably well, even with (included) precut plastic nut.

    Fun to re-learn the ins and outs of claw adjustment, 6-screw bridge adjustment, spring tension, etc. Many years since my last Strat. Whammy screws in correctly, but feels loose. Plumber's tape?

    This is a good enough kit for 78 bucks. The neck fit very well. I used a "Drillblock" drilling guide and an electric screwdriver with a drill chuck to drill all neck holes, bridge mounting holes, etc. Frets did not need leveling, but I filed down the slightly sharp edges along the neck. Would I do it again? Maybe. I'll post again when the electronics are in.
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  2. FenderLover

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    You got a nice rub to that finish. Did a Tele with True oil with similar results. My Strat measures 1.7955" thick. If you get all the hardware working well with yours, you may have a modest weight reduction. Hoping the final stages go well.
     
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  3. stratisfied

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    Nice, clear pieces of wood used for that body and no "butcher block" mismatched pieces. I think you did great. What pickguard you putting with it?
     
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  4. Steveinthesticks

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    Looks great for a $78 kit, the kit I threw together was paint grade
     
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  5. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Very nice body for the money :)
     
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    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    Looks like you're off to a good start.

    I built their headless kit last year and it was quite a challenge to build due to body routing issues and the cheap headless bridge.
     
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