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post Jan 22 2010, 02:13 AM
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Ok...so it all started when I was bouncing around ebay one day (very dangerous to do! tongue.gif ) and I saw this airbrushed strat body and neck for sale - quite cheap! I have always played around with the idea of building a metal only strat...since you rarely see strats setup for pure metal music! Not only do I want this thing to be a metal guitar...but kind of an "over the top metal" almost cheesy it's so metal guitar! laugh.gif I have never built a guitar...at all, so this is quite an undertaking for me! I bought the body and neck, and it arrived a few days later. First impressions were that the skulls look awesome in person...but the neck seemed to have a pretty bad twist in it. I contacted the seller, and he was gracious enough to send me a maple neck for free to make up for it. Can't ask for much more than that! I want to built this guitar to completion, and keep it on as much of a budget as I can. I am using inexpensive parts for it and don't expect it to be up to American strat standards...but I am doing it for the fun and learning experience! So far, I have only purchased a black pickguard with chrome hardware and dual chrome Dragonfire humbuckers. Two humbuckers on a strat you ask?! ohmy.gif YES!! I told you it was an all metal project \m/!! To be honest, I think I like the maple neck better than the airbrushed one...seems like a more attractive contrast. Anyway...I will keep you guys posted with my progress!

Ben

p.s. Oh yeah...any and all advice and tips will be appreciated! cool.gif
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post Jan 22 2010, 03:51 AM
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Pretty badass man! You might need the oven mitts to keep from scratchin that neck man!


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post Jan 22 2010, 06:06 AM
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QUOTE (NoSkill @ Jan 21 2010, 09:51 PM) *
You might need the oven mitts to keep from scratchin that neck man!

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That is a really nice guitar Praetorian...


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post Jan 22 2010, 06:35 AM
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What a great idea! Have fun with it... I really like the look of the new neck also, its the way to go! Yes to the double humbuckers biggrin.gif If you are going metal... have no apologies tongue.gif Keep the pictures coming !

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post Jan 22 2010, 09:24 AM
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Awesome skulls! Have fun assembling the guitar smile.gif


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post Jan 22 2010, 01:07 PM
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Nice one Ben!!!

I wrote an article HERE about doing a Build your own Strat. If you need any more help just PM me, I'll be glad to offer any assistance I can!

Official Fender with 2 Humbuckers??

Strat-o-sonic anyone???

Standard Strat with 2 HB's!

I remember a friend buying one of the first ones here in England in the early/mid 80's it was Black with white 'V' stripes across the body and loaded with2 Dimarzio's and a Kahler Spyder Trem! (Very 80's) I don't think they produced this one for long though.

They even produced a Squier version:-

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post Jan 22 2010, 01:42 PM
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That is really metal man =) I would keep the neck w/ the skulls tongue.gif


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post Jan 22 2010, 01:48 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jan 22 2010, 02:13 AM) *
Ok...so it all started when I was bouncing around ebay one day (very dangerous to do! tongue.gif ) and I saw this airbrushed strat body and neck for sale - quite cheap! I have always played around with the idea of building a metal only strat...since you rarely see strats setup for pure metal music! Not only do I want this thing to be a metal guitar...but kind of an "over the top metal" almost cheesy it's so metal guitar! laugh.gif I have never built a guitar...at all, so this is quite an undertaking for me! I bought the body and neck, and it arrived a few days later. First impressions were that the skulls look awesome in person...but the neck seemed to have a pretty bad twist in it. I contacted the seller, and he was gracious enough to send me a maple neck for free to make up for it. Can't ask for much more than that! I want to built this guitar to completion, and keep it on as much of a budget as I can. I am using inexpensive parts for it and don't expect it to be up to American strat standards...but I am doing it for the fun and learning experience! So far, I have only purchased a black pickguard with chrome hardware and dual chrome Dragonfire humbuckers. Two humbuckers on a strat you ask?! ohmy.gif YES!! I told you it was an all metal project \m/!! To be honest, I think I like the maple neck better than the airbrushed one...seems like a more attractive contrast. Anyway...I will keep you guys posted with my progress!

Ben

p.s. Oh yeah...any and all advice and tips will be appreciated! cool.gif

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post Jan 22 2010, 03:45 PM
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Wow, nice paint job man, it rocks! smile.gif


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Nice paintjob on the body, keep them pics coming as you develop the project smile.gif


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