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It’s been a while…

…but I have been busy. I’ll try to get around to posting some pictures of the zebrano-topped super strat I built, and then some photos of a couple more projects. All the latest ones are built from scratch, by hand. … Continue reading

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Build Diary – Part 15 – Finishing up

The day finally arrived to put the finishing touches to the guitar (well, nearly – more on that later). I’m not good with a soldering iron, so I enlisted the help of my good friend Paul Hudson (from dragondreams.org.uk). I’m … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 14 – Pick me up

The waiting for the pickup rings is now over – the postman just delivered them. My plan now is to get everything put together tomorrow and see how she sounds with all the correct electronics in place. I’m hoping that … Continue reading

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Not a Build Diary – The Kit List

While I wait for the last delivery to arrive, I thought I’d run through the list of parts I am using on this guitar. I’ll then mention a couple of parts I bought that aren’t suitable so you can avoid … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 12a – Switching it up

I have decided to use a non-standard switch for my pickup selection. I had originally intended to use a 5 way rotary switch from StewMac but I couldn’t make it work without routing more material from an already sensitive part … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 12 – Highly strung

Yesterday I got the machine heads mounted, after eventually tracking down the correct screwdriver for the job. Having put on the tuners, I thought I’d throw the rest of the hardware on to see how it looks/feels/plays. I wasn’t optimistic … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 11 – Getting into the home straight

This morning I took the clamps off the guitar, and it looks pretty good. Time to motivate myself to finish the finish.

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The Build Diary – Part 10 – Commitment issues

OK, I admit it. I have been putting this off for far too long. The only really irreversible part of the build is gluing in the neck. It’s taken me a good few weeks to convince myself that there’s not … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 9 – Slow progress

The build has been going slowly for the last couple of weeks. I’m working on 2 things though. 1) Getting a nice thickness of oil on the body, thin coat by thin coat, and 2) Summoning up the courage for … Continue reading

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The Build Diary – Part 8 – Argh!!!

Stupidity, carelessness, ineptitude, call it what you will, but I’ve just hot a snag on the build. I decided last night that in order to make sure everything was lining up right before I glue in the neck, I’d install … Continue reading

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