"AstroCaster" build

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by beerbelly, May 10, 2019.

  1. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    It looks incredible!

    Imho it actually looks better than most Fender's shapes... it's slick, modern and yet timeless at the same time. Fantastic!
     
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  2. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    WOW!!! I am floored with this right now. In awe of your skills too. I would offer to buy this from you but you already said you are keeping. Very well done from start to finish. I have seen a lot of unique designs in the past but this is at the top. Great job!
     
  3. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    Lets here some spaced out AstroCaster sounds!

    It really is a work of art.
     
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  4. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Well, the sad part is I'm a talentless player. I'm attracted to the building of a guitar, but absolutely suck at playing one. I have a little Princeton Reverb that I use to set up & tune the guitars, and occasionally attempt to learn a song or two. But I really don't have any message to convey musically; I just like designing & makin' guitars.

    Plus, I don't have a phone or any means to record & send videos, so there's that...
     
  5. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Meister

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    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Wow that is cool and so unique, great job! It somehow turned out even better than I imagined it would.
     
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  6. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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    Nov 13, 2010
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Don't worry... Leo didn't play guitar either ;)
     
  7. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    Usually it turns out the person making that statement has more musical talent than they think. Nevertheless, you have made a work of art the ability to do that alone is a gift and an amazing talent.
     
  8. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    How fine. One of a kind. You should start a Series.
     
  9. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
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  10. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Maybe find someone nearby who can play and record it. Something that nice looking has to sound at least as good.
     
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  11. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

    101
    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Great idea! I might just know a player that has the means to make a video. Thanks.
     
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  12. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    I don't really know how it works, but perhaps you could patent your design?
     
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  13. rolie

    rolie Squier-Meister

    136
    Apr 12, 2019
    Southern California
    Congrats on guitar. Hopefully you make more. Love original designs, instead of just copying. That body design is so sick. I think people would uave an orgasm if you made a video.
     
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  14. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

    101
    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    I have registered the design with the U.S. Copyright Office and paid the fee. I also contacted Fender to ask if they ever consider independent designs for their guitars. No word yet...
     
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  15. horax

    horax Dr. Squier

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    Aug 9, 2010
    colorado springs
    that thing is just SO good....dang
     
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  16. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    I hope you can make this happen :)

    As far as I'm concerned though. I don't care what your skill is or isn't playing one . You da man on design & execution !

    Well done sir !!!
     
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  17. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

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    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
    Someone on another forum suggested getting a custom neck plate, so I searched around and found a service offered by Philadelphia Luthier. Fair price, at about $20 shipped. I ordered it Friday, and it arrived today (!). Well packaged, and it includes new screws and a small setup gauge.

    custom neckplate 2.JPG
     
  18. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Nice. I like that company from the few times I've ordered from them. That looks like a very good deal to me.
     
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  19. beerbelly

    beerbelly Squier-Meister

    101
    Jan 30, 2013
    Oregon
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