Diy Pink Strat Guitar, My first, made from scratch guitar
Darius Wave
Sep 8 2020, 04:30 PM
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Hey there!

Gabriel has already cought me on facebook, so I decided to share it with gmc as well. Sooooooo
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Here it is....my very first, fully self-made electric guitar.It's a strat inspired guitar with reversed headstock and fat neck. I used alder, sapele and ebony. Why? Because this particular alder piece was so bright that there was no chance to make it sound good with a maple neck (I tried with 2 different maple necks and then decided to go for Sapele)

I made a use of some spare accesorries I had in my "closet". As for electronics there are 2 Fender Prodigy ceramic Single Coils + Dimarzio DP155. Bridge and tuners are something close to sung il level. Haven't found anything improper to have reason to replace them...at least not yet.

Frets - 22 medium nickel/silver - typical fender standard fretwire - I wanted somethig easy to work with. They are not ultra hard so crowning was going nice and fast.

I accidentally made a thing that actuallyl has a name "720 mod" i guess...
The neck is lower than usually - fretboard contacts the surface of body (no space for pickguard to slide in). It has some nice affect on high frets access but it is a coincidence. I was setting up the neck pocket with a 21 fretted neck so I forgot that there should be 3 mm more left for the pickguard to hide under extended piece of fretboard.

I did some paint job with acrylic primer, synthetic color and acrylic 2K spray cans. I left enough time between coats, so different paints didn't react with each other.

All made it all in my flat, with no actual conditions to do such a things (my wife have to truly love me, she didn't tell me yet to take all this and get lost tongue.gif)

It turned out suprisingly well even with some issues in process. I guess 20 years of servicing guitars didn't went for nothing. Still wondering why did I made it so late smile.gif

Why the color? Wife was jocking and i took the challenge wink.gif

Why the name? Actual color is "princess violet"...little fun with letters and the name is ready - Violent Princess


That was the project I made graphically during the process:
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Phil66
Sep 8 2020, 07:21 PM
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That's great Darius,

I've been watching this build on Facebook, nice one cool.gif

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Monica Gheorghev...
Sep 8 2020, 07:53 PM
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I think you already know my opinion about your Violent Princess (BTW I like very much the name). It sounds and looks truly gorgeous!!! I would love to play on it. smile.gif
Must be an amazing feeling to play on a guitar made by you from the scratch. Probably this kind of feeling can't be describe in words.
Remembering all the pictures that you posted with the stages of the build, I can imagine how much work and time you put into it. But...definitely the result it's a well deserved reward. smile.gif
Huge congrats for such an amazing work!!! You never stop to amaze me. smile.gif

BTW I'm quite sure that if I look in dictionary at the definition of the word "skills", I will find your name. biggrin.gif

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Phil66
Sep 8 2020, 08:19 PM
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That's great Darius,

I've been watching this build on Facebook, nice one cool.gif

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klasaine
Sep 8 2020, 08:44 PM
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Pretty! I love the reverse headstock.
Is the middle pkup set lower than the neck pkup?

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Darius Wave
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Sep 8 2020, 06:21 PM) *
That's great Darius,

I've been watching this build on Facebook, nice one cool.gif


I've noticed! Thanx for your suppor Phill smile.gif You've seen how much work it took

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Darius Wave
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QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Sep 8 2020, 06:53 PM) *
I think you already know my opinion about your Violent Princess (BTW I like very much the name). It sounds and looks truly gorgeous!!! I would love to play on it. smile.gif
Must be an amazing feeling to play on a guitar made by you from the scratch. Probably this kind of feeling can't be describe in words.
Remembering all the pictures that you posted with the stages of the build, I can imagine how much work and time you put into it. But...definitely the result it's a well deserved reward. smile.gif
Huge congrats for such an amazing work!!! You never stop to amaze me. smile.gif

BTW I'm quite sure that if I look in dictionary at the definition of the word "skills", I will find your name. biggrin.gif


You're too kind...as usual tongue.gif

Funny thing is is that I remember you talking about some kind of "girlish" tone in strats while this one is soo girlish in look biggrin.gif

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Darius Wave
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Sep 8 2020, 07:44 PM) *
Pretty! I love the reverse headstock.
Is the middle pkup set lower than the neck pkup?


Thx Ken!

They are set for similar height but I have a temporary problem with black cover avaibility (proper spacing). Awaiting one to arrive. I got these in white covers smile.gif

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Super congrats! A new baby joins the collection. Looks like great work!! It's a big job for sure and looks perfect!

Todd

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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Sep 8 2020, 08:02 PM) *
You're too kind...as usual tongue.gif

Funny thing is is that I remember you talking about some kind of "girlish" tone in strats while this one is soo girlish in look biggrin.gif

Hmm......your memory never fail, I recognize my words. tongue.gif

Hahaha......the look it's "girlish" and first time it makes you think if you should eat it but the sound reveal more an undercover killer in a princess dress. biggrin.gif That's why I love it.
Also on the other side, a pink guitar has an advantage. It can't be lost because it can be seen from the plane (of course this works only if you don't loose the princess among flamingo birds). biggrin.gif

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Oh my - this is so cool Darius. I always wanted a pink guitar btw 😁

I have been very close to order DIY kit just to get started, having nowhere near your luthier experience. I have a vision of a custom 5 string guitar, strat style.

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Darius Wave
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 8 2020, 09:02 PM) *
Super congrats! A new baby joins the collection. Looks like great work!! It's a big job for sure and looks perfect!

Todd



Thx Todd! Sure it toos some sweat and tears smile.gif But...the final result is undescriabable biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Monica Gheorghevici @ Sep 9 2020, 04:50 AM) *
it makes you think if you should eat it



Yeah biggrin.gif That was my first impression as well...play it or eat it biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Sep 9 2020, 06:48 AM) *
I always wanted a pink guitar btw 😁


I guess most of us wanted...not all admit publically biggrin.gif


Going for a kit is always fun. Great beginning. These days there are so many valuable materials in the web, that somebody with enough patience and lack of "both left hands" could do the job nicely smile.gif

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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Sep 9 2020, 10:01 AM) *
I guess most of us wanted...not all admit publically biggrin.gif

hehe I want the Fender Hello Kitty guitar, I think I could make some great vids with it 😁

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QUOTE (Kristofer Dahl @ Sep 9 2020, 08:37 AM) *
hehe I want the Fender Hello Kitty guitar, I think I could make some great vids with it 😁


Hello Kitty seems a little expired these days tongue.gif Too many people had teh same idea at the same time tongue.gif Gotta go for some new kind of "pink" smile.gif

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QUOTE (Darius Wave @ Sep 9 2020, 04:44 PM) *
Hello Kitty seems a little expired these days tongue.gif Too many people had teh same idea at the same time tongue.gif Gotta go for some new kind of "pink" smile.gif


So you're saying they are now vintage / collectors item? 😁

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Darius Wave
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No....that would be actually. It's rather the face there was so much hype to make laugh of hello kitty guitar that it lost it's magic biggrin.gif

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That's great Darius,

I've been watching this build on Facebook, nice one cool.gif

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