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Strat Rebuilding

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by CoreyS5804, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. CoreyS5804

    CoreyS5804 NEW MEMBER!

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    I’m looking to get into rebuilding Custom strats. I plan on finding just a body refinishing it new pickups hardware etc. buying a new neck and going from there. Any suggestions or tips on where to find and what to look for?
     
  2. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Check out the builder's forums. Lots of help there.

    Welcome!
     
  3. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  4. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Welcome to the fold! The sub-forum for builders here is the “Tele Home Depot”.
     
  5. LunarSlingShot

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    Stratosphere has genuine squier and fender bodies.
    Used market is good for cheaper bodies that you might want to re-finish.
    Warmoth is one of the best for unfinished bodies and necks. (highly recommend their necks).
     
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  6. Telekarster

    Telekarster Tele-Afflicted

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    I'll second this. I've done quite a few buys from them, and never any issues. I have no problems using used parts too, can get some good deals that way sometimes. I have had great luck with Allparts necks, especially the vintage 50's lines.
     
  7. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome to TDPRI.
     
  8. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Welcome aboard! I'm looking forward to your first build. I like to get as many factory Fender parts as possible. Musikraft makes excellent necks. I agree with Lunar Shot, a re-finish on a used body can be cost effective.
     
  9. Telekarster

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    Ditto. I only use USA made Fender parts myself because I KNOW they'll work.
     
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