Reply to this topicStart new topic
> The Bitter Truth
Staffy
post Sep 28 2009, 07:34 AM
Post #1


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 2.294
Joined: 18-June 09
From: Genarp, Sweden
Member No.: 7.291



Since I realized that I never will be a happy owner of a 64' Strat again, unless I win the lottery or starts a guitar site on the internet tongue.gif , I need some advices from You guys. What I wanna to do now is to build a replica instead, since I think even Fenders copies of their own models are far too expensive. (i mean the Custom Shops) Where can I find parts, wood etc. to build a top-notch copy?

TIA

//Staffay


--------------------


Guitars: Ibanez AM-200, Ibanez GB-10, Fender Stratocaster Classic Player, Warmouth Custom Built, Suhr Classic Strat, Gibson Les Paul Standard 2003, Ibanez steel-string
Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall JMP 2103, AER 60
Effects: BOSS DD-20, Danelectro Trans. Overdrive, TC-Electronics G-Major, Dunlop Wah-wah, Original SansAmp, BOSS DD-2
Music by Staffy can be found at: Staffay at MySpace
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
audiopaal
post Sep 28 2009, 07:46 AM
Post #2


Competitions Coordinator - Up the Irons
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 5.447
Joined: 17-February 08
From: Stavanger, Norway
Member No.: 4.276



QUOTE (Staffy @ Sep 28 2009, 08:34 AM) *
Since I realized that I never will be a happy owner of a 64' Strat again, unless I win the lottery or starts a guitar site on the internet tongue.gif , I need some advices from You guys. What I wanna to do now is to build a replica instead, since I think even Fenders copies of their own models are far too expensive. (i mean the Custom Shops) Where can I find parts, wood etc. to build a top-notch copy?

TIA

//Staffay

I don't have a clue on where to buy top notch wood, but...
If I wanted some quality resonating wood, I'd contact a Custom builder (Nik Huber, Ken Lawrence etc.),
and ask them if they could help you out. Either by pointing you in the right direction or selling you some pieces of great wood they already have smile.gif

Edit:
Or you can check out sites like:

http://www.gilmerwood.com/instrument_wood-solid_bodies.htm
http://www.prosono.co.za/en/Luthier-woods.shtml
http://www.lmii.com/carttwo/Secondproducth...olid+Body+Woods
http://www.veddermountainhardwoods.com/product-pages/
http://edenhaus.com/stratbdy.htm

Great read about different wood types: http://www.jemsite.com/jem/wood.htm

Parts:
http://www.vintique.com/www.vintique.com/harware.html
http://www.guitar-parts.com/content/estore...%26+Bass++Parts.
http://www.allparts.com/Fender-Factory-Parts-s/28.htm
http://www.thepartsdrawer.com/vintage-fender-guitar-parts/

Instruction: http://www.axeblaster.com/Instructions/Instructions.html



Hope some of this helps mate smile.gif

This post has been edited by audiopaal: Sep 28 2009, 08:00 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Staffy
post Sep 28 2009, 07:50 AM
Post #3


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 2.294
Joined: 18-June 09
From: Genarp, Sweden
Member No.: 7.291



QUOTE (audiopaal @ Sep 28 2009, 08:46 AM) *
I don't have a clue on where to buy top notch wood, but...
If I wanted some quality resonating wood, I'd contact a Custom builder (Nik Huber, Ken Lawrence etc.),
and ask them if they could help you out. Either by pointing you in the right direction or selling you some pieces of great wood they already have smile.gif


I mean wood already figured out, Im not going to do the sawing myself. I dont think they used any special wood in the sixties, I think it was some simple Ash they found cheap on the market. Im not going for exclusive hardwood or something, just the same wood as they used back then.

//Staffay


--------------------


Guitars: Ibanez AM-200, Ibanez GB-10, Fender Stratocaster Classic Player, Warmouth Custom Built, Suhr Classic Strat, Gibson Les Paul Standard 2003, Ibanez steel-string
Amps: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Marshall JMP 2103, AER 60
Effects: BOSS DD-20, Danelectro Trans. Overdrive, TC-Electronics G-Major, Dunlop Wah-wah, Original SansAmp, BOSS DD-2
Music by Staffy can be found at: Staffay at MySpace
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
audiopaal
post Sep 28 2009, 08:50 AM
Post #4


Competitions Coordinator - Up the Irons
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 5.447
Joined: 17-February 08
From: Stavanger, Norway
Member No.: 4.276



QUOTE (Staffy @ Sep 28 2009, 08:50 AM) *
I mean wood already figured out, Im not going to do the sawing myself. I dont think they used any special wood in the sixties, I think it was some simple Ash they found cheap on the market. Im not going for exclusive hardwood or something, just the same wood as they used back then.

//Staffay

I think one of the links I posted have finished bodys as well smile.gif

http://edenhaus.com/stratbdy.htm

http://www.warmoth.com/Guitar/Bodies/Strat/Standard.aspx

http://www.axesrus.com/Acoustic.html#Stratbodies

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
AdamB
post Sep 28 2009, 02:11 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 421
Joined: 2-July 07
Member No.: 2.224



I have used warmoth in the past and they were really good. I was a bit worried as I am in the UK, so dealing with a US company from overseas was a bit difficult, but the quality of the work was great.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sensible Jones
post Sep 28 2009, 04:59 PM
Post #6


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.190
Joined: 2-January 09
From: London-ish. UK.
Member No.: 6.517



I'll add another vote for using Warmoth!!
I've built quite a few instruments (not just Strats) using their Bodies and/or Necks and can say that I've NEVER been disappointed with either the products or their service!!!
biggrin.gif


--------------------
I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 28 2009, 10:01 PM
Post #7


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



Dunno, I would consider getting G&L Strat and then upgrading the nut and some little bits. Those guitars are bigger Strats than Fender's.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JamesT
post Sep 29 2009, 01:33 AM
Post #8


Accomplished Tone Master
*

Group: Members
Posts: 757
Joined: 12-April 08
From: USA, NV
Member No.: 4.872



Warmoth is great. I built my strat copy from Warmoth parts. I don't know if you can get exact replica of a 64, but there are lots of options to choose from. Prices are not too cheap, but the parts are first rate.


--------------------


Check out my YouTube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JVM
post Sep 29 2009, 02:03 AM
Post #9


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.878
Joined: 2-June 07
From: Raleigh-Durham, NC
Member No.: 1.984



QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 28 2009, 05:01 PM) *
Dunno, I would consider getting G&L Strat and then upgrading the nut and some little bits. Those guitars are bigger Strats than Fender's.


Can you clarify what you mean a bit here Ivan? Just curious, I have been keeping an eye on warmoth for a long time for when I build my ideal guitar. G&Ls are also very nice too though.


--------------------
Gear: Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Gibson '67 RI Flying V, Mesa Boogie F-30 112 combo, crazy pedals.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jdriver
post Sep 29 2009, 02:39 AM
Post #10


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 484
Joined: 25-May 08
From: Southwest USA
Member No.: 5.174



You should check out Wilburn Custom Shop also, they are top notch. They will make you a "Staffay Signature Model!" and they welcome international sales.

http://www.wilburncustomshop.com/


--------------------
"I dreamed a lot when I was younger..
I'm older now but still I hunger
For some understanding.
There's no understanding, now.
Was there ever?

...Joe Puerta (Ambrosia)...


Finally got a YouTube page going.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 29 2009, 07:55 PM
Post #11


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



QUOTE (JVM @ Sep 29 2009, 03:03 AM) *
Can you clarify what you mean a bit here Ivan? Just curious, I have been keeping an eye on warmoth for a long time for when I build my ideal guitar. G&Ls are also very nice too though.


I'm just saying that if you wanna make a Strat G&L Legacy's are awesome bang for buck, I've heard nothing but positive comments, it's relatively small company and they are doing it right. Legacy's that can be found for ~1200$ are really good Strat guitars, many people say they are much better then Fender ones. Some people complain about plastic nut, but that can be replaced easily. Also there are many custom models available, and they make them properly based on what I was reading.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Hammerhead
post Sep 30 2009, 06:26 AM
Post #12


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 426
Joined: 6-April 08
From: Maui
Member No.: 4.835



If you want to build then the Edenhaus link is great, as well as The reranch site
http://home.flash.net/~guitars/gallery.html
Building is a great project, and a labor of love! So if that's what you want... then you can grab the exact strat body you want from edenhaus, 50's 60's 70's... alder, ash, you name it...wood finish or in exact fender and gibson colors (edenhaus supplies Fender with their bodies). For a price they will match any color you like huh.gif Necks in every sice and shape. they can build one too, but it will cost a bit. however,if you don't want to spend too much or if you don't want to go through the Fender Custom Shop, look at all of their non-custom shop models. They have some that are not too expensive but have vintage bodies and parts. I bought the 09 artist series that has a 60's body ,vintage tremelo, vintage tuners, Brass nut, oversized headstock (late 60's and early 70's) in Sonic Blue....blah blah for $1,300.00 The price has since gone up but what a Great instrument!

So you can build one but it might cost you as much as one already made (yet you do all the work)... and Fender has a lot of different guitars out there, many of them built to vintage specs, that may be in your price range. cool.gif it's worth a look...

This post has been edited by Hammerhead: Sep 30 2009, 07:02 AM


--------------------
When I look down at my hands... I see "FINGERS of DOOM"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sensible Jones
post Oct 1 2009, 12:06 PM
Post #13


GMC:er
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 6.190
Joined: 2-January 09
From: London-ish. UK.
Member No.: 6.517



QUOTE (jdriver @ Sep 29 2009, 02:39 AM) *
You should check out Wilburn Custom Shop also, they are top notch. They will make you a "Staffay Signature Model!" and they welcome international sales.

http://www.wilburncustomshop.com/

WOW!!!!
Thanks for that link Jeff!!!
Really like the 'Retro' at the bottom and for $695??????



--------------------
I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th January 2017 - 05:39 AM