Latest Strat build

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Rat cam 68, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

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    I’ve had a Strat neck for a while with intentions of buying a guitar and switch the neck,I bought a Bullet lo and behold neck is par excellence.So I thought I would build a Strat around it
     

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  2. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    371
    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
    Bought a cheap body and thought let’s go
     
  3. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    371
    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
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  4. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

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    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
    A little clear laquer and ordered an all the parts kit for thirty seven dollars and I’m gonna see what we can make outta this 3CC1174B-46C6-49B1-A72D-4573D3116E87.jpeg 6EB8B4ED-F201-40F8-935C-B0EB56A3C201.jpeg F1ABF816-1450-449B-BA42-94A33E636DBC.jpeg ABD7B330-3AF6-4212-B212-C270029211C0.jpeg 18B8B02C-ED9B-485B-A010-932C7441B15C.jpeg
     
  5. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

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    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
  6. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Natural Lookin GOOD ! ! ! I'm in ! Honey ! ! get me a beer and a couple slim jims ! ! !
     
  7. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Cool man!! Looks good
     
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  8. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    Nice, love the striping on the headstock. Gonna be sweet.
     
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  9. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Looks like a fun and affordable project! Can’t wait to see it all together.

    Is the body made of that real light wood? Polo.. something? I’ve seen bodies for cheap made of that stuff. They look great, but I have always been afraid of trying one.
     
  10. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Nov 24, 2018
    Burnin some Nitro...
    The grain looks awesome, lookin forward to seeing her finished.
     
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  11. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

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    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
    Thanks,it’s one of the light bodies as far as wood no clue.
     
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  12. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    Looks like Paulownia. About the same weight as balsa. Fender made some Teles out of it a while ago and called it "Empress Wood".
     
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  13. drneilmb

    drneilmb Squier-Meister

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    Paulownia, almost for sure. The grain on that looks very similar to mine. I think that Paulownia is what defines those "lightweight" bodies from GFS.

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    Mine got some stain and wipe-on poly:

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  14. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-Nut

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    Feb 14, 2019
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  15. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    54
    371
    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
    4127DD4E-73C8-4004-887F-081282071E2C.jpeg 010244BA-05D1-4028-BC4C-4B2837E1C885.jpeg Tuners seem to be decent quality
     
  16. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Did I mention I have a tele made out of this type of wood ? I hand drilled all my holes and had to coat the inside of the holes with titebond ? At the very least do the 6 bridge screws with the wood glue - this is going to look great ! ! :D
     
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  17. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    This is good advice. Paulonia is quite soft. I'm also building a Strat out of this wood and my plan is to impregnate all screw holes with thin CA. glue.
     
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