Franken Squier Build

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Angry Possum, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Like i dont have enuff guitars already... Ughhh... The keyboard player in my band ( White Room) gave me an Indonesian 2001 Squier Strat, with what i believe to be is a Plywood body. The Body is light, but the neck is real nice, and stays intonated etc as well as having some real nice low killer action. So I'm gonna start to mod it out, so far I sanded down the headstock and put my own decals on it. I will be selling them on ebay shortly, If you like them and your interested, inbox me. I'll send you the link when I list them.

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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2020
  2. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    For some reason the Squier necks play insane with 8s on them. I'll be putting 8s on this Indonesian squier.
     
  3. Install tuners first right? :D Unique Halloween style decals.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  4. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Hollah. I love the decals. Makes it more fun and unique.
     
  5. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    The tuners on this squier are decent so far, However I suppose i can lube them up, they open when you take off the tuners from the headstock.
     
  6. wickedtools

    wickedtools Dr. Squier

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  7. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Indeed. The first time I'm going to attempt ever, in removing the paint from this guitar and plywood body. Reason is I got it for free, so.... I may do a Fiesta Red. Not sure yet.
     
  8. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Age:
    59
    Feb 14, 2019
    30808
    If you go with a heat gun be SUPER careful. You can scorch the body real quick. If it’s a plywood body you can cause the layers to bubble up. Check out my post:
    I poo’d it up....
     
  9. DJGranite

    DJGranite Squier-holic

    Feb 7, 2012
    maine
    Not to be a jerk, but I'm pretty sure Squier stopped making Laminate bodies in the early 90's when Yamaha, I think it was, came out with the "plywood body" ad....
    and those bodies were heavy, you say yours is light.
    What makes you think it is plywood ?
    Inquiring minds want to know :D
     
  10. Mr Bones

    Mr Bones Squier-Nut

    Age:
    58
    951
    Oct 17, 2019
    Kansas Territory
    Frankie, please, meet Frankie... DamFine lookin guitfiddle, amigo;)
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  11. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    I have heard they well may be plywood, not 100% sure. Great thought though. Thanks
     
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  12. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
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    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY

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  13. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
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  14. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    I just removed the neck from the body. 20200201_183536.jpg
     
  15. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    @DJGranite, Yep, it most definitely is a plywood body. 2001 Indonesian Squier Strat.
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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2020
  16. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    I'm wondering if I should just sand the body down lightly, apply a primer, and then spray paint it.
     
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  17. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Being it has the boat route like most Squiers do. I just may attempt the adjustable pickup thingy on sliders. Pic Below... It Would be a fun project. Oh and By the way there is a patent on it already. Me and my bandmember had this idea, but it was taken already. We coulda been rich I suppose.

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  18. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum Squier-Nut

    Age:
    57
    751
    Oct 30, 2019
    Squier Town NY
    Im not going to remove the paint, im just gonna sand and maybe prime. I think I'm gonna do it Fiesta Red and do 2 clear coats on it.
     
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