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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by SecretSquirrel, Aug 12, 2019.
I like the one on the left better, but they’re both cool. Now start cutting, and take some pictures!
I'm with Wally: if you're going to mod it, go symmetrical but don't flatten the bottom
I guess it's a question of how one values $10. If you must indulge your creative impulse to mod the body...have at it and enjoy. I really think you're better off just building something from the ground up. I can't even look at that old Bloomfield Tele pictured in djh22's post without feeling sick. It's kinda like... if you want a double cut get a Strat don't ruin a Tele.
What's important is...just have fun.
Keep it as it is.......Not liking the look of any of the other options to be honest!
Thanks everyone for all the input.
This really is about having fun with a 'found' guitar; in the end, I don't need another guitar, but since this one 'found me', and it's a pretty on-descript brand, I figure it's an ideal candidate for (further) modification. I normally don't care a lot about aesthetics over playability, but I just never really dug the LP shape, and this one is maybe worse with that leveled-off cutaway. Also, this body has more area on the left side, which has bugged me since I noticed it.
Good advice, thanks!
I'll ruminate on my final choice, the advice and opinions are all helpful.
If you want to save weight, why not carve out a swimming pool route?
It doesn't have to be pretty, the pickguard would hide it.
Do what you want,but it you're asking opinions - it looks cool as is. Just play it.
I did think of that, and still might do it. When I first got the guitar I thought of it as a platform for other pickups I've got on hand, and envisioned a swimming pool rout to accomodate whatever pickups I might put in (one pair is extra wide). Since the stock pickups turned out to be fine, I won't mess with that, but once I get the body stripped down it'd be easy to rout it out.
If neck dive is an issue, I could rout a covered chamber in the back for some lead shot ballast.
You're making me think it over, but I like this guitar enough to 'personalize' it with a shape I like better.
Really it'll come down to a day when I feel like starting the project. For now, your last bit advice stands—I'm having too much fun playing it!
(I love my Squier Strat but after A-B comparisons, this is 3X the guitar!)
I’d leave it alone, but then I love LP’s. If you’re gonna do some surgery, I like the second version.