1. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    I am a huge Stevie Ray Vaughan fan and I have wanted to build a copy of his guitar, "Red" for years.

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    Well… I finally have enough of the parts collected and I can get started on it.
    I will be using the following to build it:

    Lefty CN2 MIK Fender Squier Series neck (gift from a friend)
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    Black Squire SE body (from my HHH build, I have a white body for it now)
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    and...
    Fender Tex-Mex pickups, new pots, switch, etc.
     
  2. spanker63

    spanker63 Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2010
    Upstate NY
    SE bodies are actually really nice. They've got some weight to them and feel just about perfect. I just wish they had some better grain hiding under all that poly.

    Are you going to go the whole nine yards and sand down to the wood or scuff it up and shoot the red?
     
  3. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Having a black body is perfect.. his "Red" was originally a black strat that was repainted red and had worn over time to show some of the original black finish underneath.

    Looking forward to seeing more of this build! :D
     
  4. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    Yep... I'm keeping the black. I'm sanding it down to a very thin coat of poly over the black and then I'll shoot the red over that.:)
     
  5. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    Fitting the neck...

    I’ll start the build by fitting the CN2 neck to the SE body. The SE neck pocket is a nice fit but the screw holes do not line up with the neck, so I will have to plug and re-drill the neck.

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    I checked the depth of the existing holes and then carefully drilled them out and plugged them with golf tees (maple)

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    Sawing the plugs of flush...

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    Nicely plugged and ready for drilling...

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    Marking the neck with a bit that just fits the body holes. Spin the drill by hand only, just enough to leave a mark...

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    This will leave a nice little pocket for the drill bit to center on...

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  6. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    Drilling the new screw holes...

    Now I have to drill the new screw holes in the neck.
    I built a little 90% neck alignment jig to clamp the neck heel into...

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    I double checked the depth of the neck screws and marked the depth on my drill bit with masking tape. I leave a little "flag" of tape doubled over on my depth "gauge" and when the flag brushes away the sawdust from the work surface, I'm deep enough.

    The first hole is done...

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    I fit the neck again and mark the second hole...

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    and back to the drill press... second hole done

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    I repeat the process for the other two holes...

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  7. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    The neck is on... and it was pretty painless!

    The neck is on and I think it's going to be sweet! I've wanted a "Voodoo" Strat for a long time!:D

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    and here is a shot of my CN2 Fender Squire Series with the lefty neck on it. I did this a while back just to see what it would look like.:)

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    More build details to follow...
     
  8. spanker63

    spanker63 Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2010
    Upstate NY
    golf tees!!!! genius! I have no idea why its never even crossed my mind.
     
  9. alfunkz

    alfunkz Squier-holic

    Nov 27, 2011
    peterborough
    i'm liking the golf tees offering too, jeez some people are too smart for their own good :D
     
  10. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    I like these maple golf tees for repairs like this.
    I flatten the point off on the sander and the shank is straight until it flares out for the ball rest on the top.
    The ball rest also comes in handy for pushing them in with your thumb.
    I don't even play golf:rolleyes:
     
  11. grumpy old git

    grumpy old git Squier-holic

    Feb 13, 2010
    Somerset, UK
    Another vote for the golf tees! Looking good so far, there's a few SRV builds around on here now :cool:
     
  12. stratinoz

    stratinoz Squier-Meister

    149
    Feb 13, 2011
    Australia

    Genius right there :cool:
     
  13. maxgmayer

    maxgmayer Squier-Meister

    459
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincoln, NE
    hey fauxcaster, I was liking the build! any updates?
     
  14. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    Just waiting for the paint to dry... I didn't think anyone would care to watch that. :D
     
  15. maxgmayer

    maxgmayer Squier-Meister

    459
    Apr 22, 2012
    Lincoln, NE
    hehe sounds good!
     
  16. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    The Krylon Fusion is not working out... #$@%&@!!!!

    I'm stripping it this weekend and redoing it in Duplicolor automotive paint!
    Does anyone know if Duplicolor has a red that comes close to Fender's Fiesta Red?
    SRV's Red guitar was a "64" so I think Fiesta Red would be the right shade.
     
  17. squier-esquire

    squier-esquire Squier-holic

    May 27, 2012
    USA
    I would look for the Ford Ranger stock red they had in 98. It seems close and no flake. Can't recall the name off hand. Maybe Google Ford paint codes or samples?
     
  18. stratphobic

    stratphobic Squier-holic

    Jan 15, 2011
    Van Buren, Arkansas
    i think that color would actually be close if i remember it correctly and what i've seen of it wasn't faded.
     
  19. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    88
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
  20. Zooker

    Zooker Squier-Nut

    513
    Dec 12, 2010
    North Idaho
    Thanks guys!!! I'll check that out tonight!