My 5 lbs partscaster, like an Esquire... with pics!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by DrPepper, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. DrPepper

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    This is the screaming E-type I wrote about recently, but was heckled due to no pics. Well, here it is... To recap: Musikraft thinline body, no f-holes, mahogany top, 1 pc swamp ash core. Musikraft no truss rod neck, thick V-shape, 6105 frets, Kluson style tuners, Garolite G10 nut. Vintage style bridge plate with brass saddles, Seymour Duncan Antiquity pickup (hot wired through the volume and to to the output jack. Electro socket jack cup. Knobs are heavy knurled dome top from Callaham.

    Ir's a monster, now my #1, destined to be my only electric soon...

    Finish is Dollar store rattle can clear...

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    Well done. Well chosen.
    I like it!
     
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    I am digging it also.

    I love to work with the amps... I am trying to get the bravery to try a guitar build.
    Looks great!
     
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    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    Why no truss rod?
     
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    Not needed, tone, lower weight...
     
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    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Seems like a cool recipe to me.
     
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    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    5 pounds sounds great, esp if not neck heavy, due to missing truss rod.
    OTOH, I don't know how to tweak action on a non-truss rod neck.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Ok, now I believe you. Very, very nice Esq. Cant go wrong with Musikraft. Well done Sir.
     
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    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

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    If string pressure causes excessive relief, how will you correct that?
     
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    Not neck heavy at all. Action, set it and forget it... The neck has perfect relief strung with .010's... String height at the saddles is @ 5/16", string height at the 12th fret is @3/32"... No buzz, as near perfect intonation as possible with a 3 saddle bridge... (I've been doing my own set-ups for years.)

    Plus, the neck is stable, I've had it for almost a decade, the body almost 3 years... And, been working on this build for 2 years, I did the finish on the body over a year ago, it hung and cured for at least a year...

    I would put it up against any comparable custom build as far as playability goes...

    I lucked out and scored the neck and body off of ebay, both directly from Musikraft.
     
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    The neck was built to have proper relief when strung with .010's Jamerson is a genius...
     
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    More pics...

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    go for it... Watch ebay for good deals,I have less than $300 in both the neck and body, including shipping.
     
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    Very nice - congratulations!
     
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    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    Just beautiful.

    We need more pics.

    Also, did I understand correctly that you left the tone pot out of the circuit?
     
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    No rt's in the circuit (with Sozo .047 cap), there is no selector switch.
     
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    Buy a beat up cheap guitar, any brand, off your local CL. Fix that up so it plays. You'll go through all the same steps as buying parts and putting them together.
    My first two: Samick Explorer for $25, Spectrum Strat-Like-Object for $15. Both needed significant work but really not a lot more of the important work than the brand new Squier I had bought before them needed.

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    I have an esquire with a pine body, and A fat U shaped no trussrod musikraft neck as well, I've had it for 4 years or so now, in nebraska, and have yet to regret it.

    I love yur guitar!! thanks for sharing
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's a mighty nice guitar. Bless the neck builders who understand how to make a solid piece of wood work right under tension.

    BTW this is the "screaming E-type" I was expecting
     
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    I got my neck back around 2008 and have used it on many guitars. It is not coming off this one...
     
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