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Leftee
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Apr 27th, 2018 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

Around 2013 I ordered up parts from Warmoth for a Strat build. I found a nice, light alder body in stock and I ordered the neck custom-built. '59 neck carve, 1/75" nut, no finish. I finished the guitar with tung oil.

Fast forward to last weekend (and there's a thread in the Guitar Mods forum). I prepped the body and painted it.

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Apr 27th, 2018 06:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Leftee
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Apr 27th, 2018 06:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

The paint was Rust-oleum Cobalt Blue Metallic with Rust-oleum clear frost pearl over top. The guitar is crazy sparkly.

The guitar wet-sanded/rubbed out beautifully. I am very pleased at such a good result for a first attempt. (-:

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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Apr 27th, 2018 07:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

Love it! Great color!

Interestingly, I finished my alder Carvin Bolt in Tung Oil and it came out much darker. Yours was more of a blonde.

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May 3rd, 2018 05:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thank you sir!

Here's a couple outdoor images.

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May 3rd, 2018 05:15 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Get ready for the

Buena Buena
May 3rd, 2018 06:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

That came out great. Nice work!

Leftee
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May 3rd, 2018 06:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

Couldn't have done it this well without you.

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May 3rd, 2018 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I agree, that came out great, Eric! Nice job!

Leftee
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May 3rd, 2018 01:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks Mike!

This was that build I considered selling a few years back. I'm so glad I didn't.

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May 4th, 2018 01:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Really a nice job!

Leftee
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May 4th, 2018 01:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks!

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May 7th, 2018 07:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I forgot to mention earlier...

There’s something a little different about this pickguard layout. Can you spot it?

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
May 7th, 2018 09:49 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm not seeing it.

Leftee
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May 7th, 2018 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

I moved the volume knob location.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
May 7th, 2018 06:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Now I see it. Good call! It's one of the reasons I don't own many Strats.



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May 7th, 2018 06:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

It solved that issue too.

I had them (Warmoth) drill the tone positions. I drilled the volume.

Leftee
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May 13th, 2018 06:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Update a couple weeks in.

I really enjoy this guitar! And it is the first Strat I've ever fully bonded with. I've owned so many Strat and Strat clones over the years. Some better than others. Only a couple that were truly speaking to me. The best of that lot was a '90s Fernandes Strat clone. But this one is "the one." Right down to the visual aesthetics, now that it's painted.

I was so desperate to get to a Strat I really enjoyed that, beyond the neck specs, moving the volume knob, etc., I even risked wrecking the pickups by adjust pole heights. My plan "B" (if I had wrecked a pickup) was solid, though. I was going to commission Aaron to build me a set. (-:

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May 13th, 2018 06:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

*Like*

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May 13th, 2018 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

I also have the itch to paint. (-:

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