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    Default Project sneak peak

    I just threw this together the other day on a whim to see what it would look like and I might move forward on this because I have everything I need to put it together.


    Strat body in Sherwood Green and relic’d
    Kramer American neck
    Orig Floyd
    Warmoth parchment guard.

    Unsure on the pickup(s) yet, these are mock up only.
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    Last edited by metalchurch79; 03-23-2019 at 12:36 PM.
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    Default Re: Project sneak peak

    The weird angle that you took that picture at and the shadows had me thinking that you had some weird offset Strat body. Very nice, I hope to see how it turns out.
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    Default Re: Project sneak peak

    I don't understand why my ipad uploads them upside down but if I transfer them onto my pc they are oriented fine. No matter I got a few corrected....
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    So I guess you're a lefty? The guitar looks good and I dig the Sherwood green. BTW you reached 666 likes at this moment...Satan must be proud of you.



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    I walk the left hand path indeed! Hahaha! Thanks bro!
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    I almost forgot I made this thread...
    Anyways, I've been slowly getting some stuff done to it and it's coming along really good so far. I still have a lot more relic'ing to do and I have to blend it in a little better so it doesn't look too contrived although it will to some extent until it ages together a little while.

    Im going with a mint green slanted humbucker/1vol so this pickguard is mock-up only. Prob a reverse zebra Duncan of some sort. I may try a Custom since I never tried one and it's likely within the realm of my preferences lately.


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    Some pics you guys have seen this morning but I figured Id just go ahead and throw them all in here to keep them in one place.

    The hardware is really coming along poopy looking isn't it? I almost feel bad because a lot of these parts were OG 80's Kramer parts in excellent condition but I never use chrome hardware so I used up some stuff I've had laying around, such as this whole guitar actually.

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    Here is a mock-up pic I just found showing the nut and some of the scallops.. The nut was relic'd more, and the string retainer was relic'd after this pic was taken though..

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    Got the waterslide on and I'm calling it a day. I might try to get a flash coat and a semi-light coat of clear over the decal once it dries a few hours.

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    That guitar will look pretty cool after you get it all together.



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    Pretty mad but all the pictures got mirrored.

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    Hideous

    Cant wait to see what it sounds like
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    Haha yea I think I would have been better off throwing it in a pond for a few months and then hooking a chain to it and dragging it to the store...haha

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    Here's the last of my work for the day... I took all the black finish off of the Floyd and the trem bar. Still not done yet but these are what I have going on.

    I also ordered the mint green slanted hum pickguard from Warmoth earlier. Now I just need to figure out the pickup situation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchurch79 View Post
    I walk the left hand path indeed! Hahaha! Thanks bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    We should join forces and make all these righties come to heel... like the insolent whelps they are.
    I'm saying this as a natural born and raised lefty.

    Left handed guitars are really big dumb. You pay more for a smaller variety of guitars with harder to find parts and the used market is easily a 10th the size. Plus your guitar cable has to cross over your body to get to the pedals.
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    Absolutely and if I were to do it all over again I would have learned right handed just because of all the cool guitars out there. I also wouldn't have to build everything I like or wait for years until something pops up.


    Something else that sucks is all this damn time Im putting into something to make it look like total crap. I never specifically done this before (on purpose), so it's def new to me. I got a lot of cool relic'ing tips online over the years I just never had a reason to apply them to anything. This will just be a beater anyways and I may put it in D standard, but depends on the pickup and how it sounds down tuned. Some guitars like it and some don't, this one probably doesn't give two ****s one way or another Im sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chistopher View Post
    I'm saying this as a natural born and raised lefty.

    Left handed guitars are really big dumb. You pay more for a smaller variety of guitars with harder to find parts and the used market is easily a 10th the size. Plus your guitar cable has to cross over your body to get to the pedals.
    Who needs pedals?

    The best part about a left-handed guitar is no rightie will defile it with their dirty, grubby, insolent whelp mitts.

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    Looks like you carved out the trem cavity with a dull spoon

    I'm so intrigued, I'm rigid
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    That relic job definitely NEEDS to be redone. And I don't see how in the real world, the paint along the side of a guitar will get rubbed off; yeah maybe on the bottom side if you sit down the whole time like Pete Cosey.

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    Waiit.... you peeled and corroded the OFR on purpose??


    That's gonna rot to sh!t in a matter of months. The finish ain't there for looks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    We should join forces and make all these righties come to heel... like the insolent whelps they are.
    Two leftys make a righty

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    Yea I know it needs more body work and paint work done to it because it's not looking right. This isn't even close to being done yet, it's just what I have going on so far and I thought Id share some build pics that's all.

    Im probably going to trim the lower cut away back a little bit and add a scallop to the rear cutaway for better upper fret access, but I want it to be subtle so that will need painted and blended in as well. Pretty much the entire perimeter of the guitar was left with a light coat or no paint because of that.

    The Floyd baseplate was left over night in a solution with some other parts but it didn't rust like the other stuff did so once I rinse it I'm sure it will hold up ok. I didn't remove the finish from the fulcrums even though it wouldn't affect it anyways I just wanna make sure all the moving parts and functional parts are good aside from that I hope it looks like crap.
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