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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:52 am

So I've been playing guitar for 13+ years now and I've never really had a guitar that I liked.

Had a fake tele. Sucky neck crappy tone sold it.
Had a 7 String Ibanez. Blah sold it
Have a 50's Kay...Playable if I can ever get it put back together

Now my acoustic is great a Tacoma Chief with sweet sounds and a fast neck ;-D

I've been playing my Mexican Fender Strat that I spray painted (neck and everything black)

So I said now is the time to get a new guitar I hate my plywood mexican crap and so I bought the following things on ebay.

Southern Ash Body:

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And This Assembly w/ Mighty Mite Mother Bucker and hot rail single coils. The reviews on the Mother Bucker were really awesome and I couldn't afford the Lace Sensor Pickups that I wanted.

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I'm gonna use my old mexican neck for the strat body.


Here's hoping it fits!!

Anyone build a guitar before?
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Postby Mugrila » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:20 am

I have a friend who made one. Cut the wood, shaped it, and everything. It's awesome, very heavy, but aweseome. I couldn't come close to making something like that.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:26 am

Mugrila wrote:I have a friend who made one. Cut the wood, shaped it, and everything. It's awesome, very heavy, but aweseome. I couldn't come close to making something like that.


Yea I got this stuff off of ebay. I can't shape wood. I can barely sand and solder.

So this seemed like the best way to go.

I can't wait to get it put together though ;-D
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Postby Mugrila » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:36 am

acsguitar wrote:
Mugrila wrote:I have a friend who made one. Cut the wood, shaped it, and everything. It's awesome, very heavy, but aweseome. I couldn't come close to making something like that.


Yea I got this stuff off of ebay. I can't shape wood. I can barely sand and solder.

So this seemed like the best way to go.

I can't wait to get it put together though ;-D


Yeah that sounds like the road I would have taken as well. :-D

He worked on his for well over a year, might have been closer to the 2 year mark. Hopefully yours turns out as sweet as his. ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:39 am

I was going to build one, have always wanted to, but never got around to it. Let me know how it goes.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:58 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:I was going to build one, have always wanted to, but never got around to it. Let me know how it goes.


Well so far it seems to be pretty cheap.


Strat Neck = Free from old crap strat

Body = 90

Wired Assembly Pickups Include = 80 ;-D

So for 200 bucks I think I'm gonna get a guitar that will sound like a 500-700 guitar.

Not top of the line like a PRS :-L
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:26 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:I was going to build one, have always wanted to, but never got around to it. Let me know how it goes.


Well so far it seems to be pretty cheap.


Strat Neck = Free from old crap strat

Body = 90

Wired Assembly Pickups Include = 80 ;-D

So for 200 bucks I think I'm gonna get a guitar that will sound like a 500-700 guitar.

Not top of the line like a PRS :-L


My baby was built for me. It was an old Harmony that was basically an extention of my arms. I had beat the crap out of it, though. The pickups were falling out, tuners were shot, etc. I paid $1400 to have that guitar completely rebuilt/overhauled. Sounds awesome and feels great.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:17 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:I was going to build one, have always wanted to, but never got around to it. Let me know how it goes.


Well so far it seems to be pretty cheap.


Strat Neck = Free from old crap strat

Body = 90

Wired Assembly Pickups Include = 80 ;-D

So for 200 bucks I think I'm gonna get a guitar that will sound like a 500-700 guitar.

Not top of the line like a PRS :-L


My baby was built for me. It was an old Harmony that was basically an extention of my arms. I had beat the crap out of it, though. The pickups were falling out, tuners were shot, etc. I paid $1400 to have that guitar completely rebuilt/overhauled. Sounds awesome and feels great.


Nice truthfully I really just want one guitar for acoustic and electric. Although I'd buy a PRS if i had the cash.
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Postby 3 run homer » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:28 pm

My Les Paul has never let me down. though I've replaced the tuning pegs and both pickups and hardware and various times. it's an '81 but hey as long as you really enjoy playing that's what's important. Though I would spring for an american neck, i don't it just kinda seems half a$$ed to go with a cheapo mexicalli. but i guess since you're building it you could always change it out with little problem.

ps. i bought it for $400 in 89 from a friend needing cash.
I gurantee the cash is gone but my Les Paul lives on. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:31 pm

3 run homer wrote:My Les Paul has never let me down. though I've replaced the tuning pegs and both pickups and hardware and various times. it's an '81 but hey as long as you really enjoy playing that's what's important. Though I would spring for an american neck, i don't it just kinda seems half a$$ed to go with a cheapo mexicalli. but i guess since you're building it you could always change it out with little problem.

ps. i bought it for $400 in 89 from a friend needing cash.
I gurantee the cash is gone but my Les Paul lives on. ;-D


Yea its a bolt on so I can always buy another one.

I'd probalby get a mighty mite neck though as I heard the rock and are way less then the strat necks.
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