Purple stratocaster

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    Here it is just after I put it on. I think I like it, it adds to the purpleness!
     
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    And an original contour body decal because it looks wrong without it.
     
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    Earlier today I drilled the neck holes and put the neck plate and screws on. They are the vintage style wood screw. I read somewhere that it is better to fit the neck at the end and not to drill the holes with a template because if anything is mid aligned then it is easier to fix this way.
     
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    I drilled some fresh pickguard and jack plate holes.
     
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    Here it is with them mounted.
     
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    With vintage style nickel slot head screws. I have to be very careful not to scratch the lacquered pickguard though it is easy to slip out of the slot and Philips head are way more practical.
     
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    Another close up. I think the silver screws add just enough to pop all the black and purple.
     
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    That is beautiful!! Great job.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Got them off of eBay they didn't have a brand name the company is world-paper.com and it is inkjet clear paper. Just use a fine setting or picture printing setting and it will come out fine.
     
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    I had to sand out a little lacquer from the tuner holes for them to go in easily. I haven't drilled the screw holes for the tuners yet but I wanted to put the dynaguide string tree on. I wanted to make sure that it was in place so I put the b and e string on.


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    The idea is that it moves when the tremolo is depressed. Like this..

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    and this.
     
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    I think I am going to have to shim the neck the strings hit the saddle forward/backward adjusting screw. I should have recessed the tremolo baseplate a bit. Almost done though.
     
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    To keep with the theme of nickel plated slot head screws, the super modern Schaler locking tuners get vintage style screws.
     
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    I am basically done but now need to solder the jack and ground, adjust the saddles, and shim the neck. I will make a fender style one like this but probably not red. Anybody know what material they used for this? It looks like gasket material but that would be too soft.
     
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    The neck plate's not crooked! What's going on? :eek:

    Seriously, this thread has been an education. Thanks for sharing your progress - your guitar looks amazing.
     
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    Joe, what about a micro tilt set up? I think they have them for 4 bolts, I think.
    It's beauty!
     
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    Brainy, were your decals printed on an inkjet? What "paper" did you use? I'm just about ready to lacquer. Tim
     
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    Nope, laser. I used to use inkjet on decals for pedal enclosures, but never going back to inkjet now I know how much nicer and easier to bury laser decals are.

    Just done on laser decal paper.
     
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    Yes laser is supposed to be much better no ink smear etc. if you don't have a laser printer kinkos or someone can print for you. At home you can buy a printer or inkjet works if you lacquer over the artwork.
     
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    That would be cool at this point I don't want to do any more modifying but it is a good idea. Maybe. Thanks.
     
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