Parts-o-caster 60's Strat copy build

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  1. NXC1978

    NXC1978 Senior Member

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    I decided to piece my own early 60's style strat together. I will post photos of my progress. so far I have a neck on order, in the mail to me as we speak. It is finished in nitro with a 61/62 repro decal and real clay dots. The neck has been professionally reliced. It is in the mail, but the guy I got it from sent me these photos. When it arrives I will post better pics.:thumb:

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    Olli Senior Member

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    Man...that is a nice neck...Can´t wait to see more pics.

    I´m thinking of taking the finish off the back of my Strat neck too - that would really push it over the edge.

    I´m looking forward to see the parts of your project come together!
     
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    NXC1978 Senior Member

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    Thanks Olli, I say go for it on removing the finish. I actually started gas'n for an old style strat after seeing yours and that Road Worn Diceman bought.

    I have never mounted a nut, string tree, or drilled mounting holes for tuners so it should be an adventure.
     
  4. Olli

    Olli Senior Member

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    Does it allready have frets on there?


    I really like the Fender Spagetti - Logo on the headstock of yours - looks much mor classy than the transitional 66 Logo on my Masterbuilt and has a nice vintage vibe!

    What color did you plan on doing for the body? I vote "reliced black" . That looks awesome with the RW board.
     
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    I love an unfinished neck.. between my BFG and my Strat, I'll take the BFGs neck.

    Coming soon? No finish on the strat's neck. :laugh2:
     
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    NXC1978 Senior Member

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    Here's one last photo he sent.

    I haven't exactly decided on the color yet. I have been leaning towards sonic blue lately, but I want to fade the finish by putting the guitar out in the sun like I have seen some other people do with there les pauls. I want it to fade to a real light blue almost white.
     
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    I am hoping the end result will look somthing like this 1960 CS Relic, but cost me 1/3 of what a CS Strat would.:fingersx:
     
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    A string bounce Senior Member

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    Here's some early pics of mine :thumb:
     

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    A string bounce Senior Member

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    And how it looks now. :naughty:
     

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    NXC1978 Senior Member

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    A string, that's a nice strat!:naughty:

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    Saw this black one on ebay. Man, if could get the paint and wood to look like this, I would totally go black (and never come back:slash:)!
     
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    A string bounce Senior Member

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    :hmm: that looks like a John Meyer (spelling) replica?
     
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    Thanks NX' I wish I'd left it like the first pics and not done the checking.
     
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    Nah, just adds more character.:thumb:

    That black one is a Mayer style replica for sale on ebay right now...
     
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    Olli Senior Member

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    A String:

    that is a very cool guitar....I really love the checking you did on it. Looks authentic to me!
    The wear is also nice and even and in all the places you´d expect it to be. Looks definitely cooler than my Customshop Strat to my eye!

    More closeup pics on the checking and the wear please!


    The mayer Strat is nice.....Fender is going to make 83 Masterbuilt copies off of it and an unlimited amount of "production -level" guitars.
    I hope they´ll make regular team-builts too so I don´t have to buy the Masterbuilt but if I get the chance to snatch one of the 83 here in Germany I WILL buy it!
     
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    Skynyrdpicker Senior Member

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    I keep seeing relic'd white strats, and I'm getting the urge to do mine now! A string, I like how yours turned out; in the first pictures, the guitar looked good, but in the second set, she looks like a whole new animal! I love it :thumb:
     
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    Many thanks guys! the checkings easy to do, all ya need is a steady hand, surgical blade and some 'ebony' bees wax. :thumb:

    But dont tell anyone I told you.
     

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    Somebody say sonic?

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    I did!!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Scotty, you do good work. I will probably be contacting you soon. Need to scrounge some change $$$!!!
     
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    Thats some great work. I have a blue 1 i am thinkin of doin it to, Iam just real nervous on completely efin it up. I kind of like mine the way it is. Maybe I will do a white or a tobacco burst. You have my mind goin now. Thanks alot, yet another project. lmao
     

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