I finally pushed through the last order of parts for my hardtail strat build. I've posted a little bit here and there about it, but I think I'm going to use this thread to document everything, for no good reason other than to appease my desire to have a build thread.
So basically it's gonna look a little somethin like this:
Warmoth Alder body - to be painted Olympic White
Fender MIM all maple neck - headstock to match body
hardtail bridge, string-thru-body
Warmoth Black Pearl pickguard - this is actually the single part that inspired the whole pirate theme.
1 vol, 1 tone, LP style 3-way toggle, 2x series/parallel mini toggles
Pickups: Duncan Custom/Lil 59 - Planning on doing some mag swapping with the custom, so it might end up as a CC/C8/CUOA5... we'll see.
Headstock design will look a bit like this (minus the rosewood board and chrome hardware):
It says "Jolly Roger Cutlasscaster" and the skull/swords are actually the same design that adorned Captain Jack Rackham's personal flag.
and lastly, no pirate themed anything would be complete without some booze, treasure and lusty wenches, so I decided to find a pinup-girl type graphic I could use for the back. It took me ages to find just the right saucy little minx for this project. I think she captures the vibe of the whole guitar quite well - classic, but sexy, dangerous and a bit unpredictable.
The only thing I have left to get a hold of is paint/primer, but that can wait until I get back to Canada and my gums have healed from this infernal wisdom teeth extraction.
Next major update will involve copious amounts of parts photos! Maybe I'll even post a video detailing how difficult it will be to find olympic white in Toronto. lol