NBCD -- Sunshine

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  1. Collin D Plonker

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    New barncaster day. Following up on a prior thread asking if anyone built guitars just to use the parts laying around, I created a Stratesgy -- half Strat, half SG. I salvaged some lumber that was once a shelf in an old shed. The best part was gouging and poking holes to make it look older. I call it Sunshine because the pickguard is made from my old Florida license plate. It has a Fender neck with three Fender tuners and three Hipshot. The P90s were from an Epiphone Casino. Wilkinson hardtail bridge. On/off mini toggles for each pickup, and Switchcraft jack. I could have put pots in it, but what the heck? I was feeling minimalist. I freehanded the body shape to fit the wood I had, and I made a pattern for the neck pocket, pickup recesses and bridge location. I freehanded the router cuts to make it look jenky. Stain was shoe dye under shellac. Tomorrow I will crank it up and see how it sounds. Too late tonight. Good times.
     

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    I threw up in my mouth when I saw it, but in a good way?
     
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    The first millisecond reaction is shocking. But I have to admit I love this guitar. The license plate pickguard is brilliant, as is the sole 'Sunshine' (instantly recognizable).

    I love it, congratulations. It has a sloppy look for the first couple of seconds, but then when you look at it again....it all makes sense.
     
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    'jenky' indeed! looks like you carved it with a rusty jack-knife.
    but looks like a lot of sharp edges on that plate.
    "Sunshine and Blood"?
     
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    Very cool, Collin. So, how does it sound?
     
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    Why is everything crooked on that guitar? It's a good thing you have that pick guard so it wont get scratched up!
     
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    Very cool. It has the basic Fender twang, due to bridge and scale, and the SG growl from the P90s. Strategy. And no, there are no sharp edges. It only looks jinky. Can't wait to try it out in a band setting.
     
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    That thing looks really cool... my favorite parts are the two toggles (who needs knobs) and the ornament under the bridge. The sunshine placement is great as well. I'm glad it turned out well.
     
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    It's great, but you're gonna need bandages. Bumching shrits will be the least of your problems
     
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    No sharp edges. Just sharp- looking ones.
     
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    I finally got a chance to put it through its paces. It's a rock machine with sustain all day long. It totally busts the tone wood myth, at least to me. It likes straight to tube amp best, but sounds great with a Tumnus (klone) and a touch of delay into an overdriven amp. It doesn't like fuzz one bit. I'm very impressed at this point.
     
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    Ha! Tonewoods my butt. I bet it sounds amazing directly into an amp. Looks like it would roar.
     
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    It's got tone building lumber.
     
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