My 1993/1994 MIJ Stratocaster Makeover - Lots of pics!

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  1. DrumGuyUK

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    Hello I'm a drummer but love everything about guitars and basses. I also like to have projects. I bought this MIJ Squier Startocaster from a guy at work for £50 and its been around the block. Turns out these in good condition are worth some good money - but I will be keeping this one! Started off as a black Start, I was going to have a go at a relic but changed my mind. Anyway many photos documenting the whole process. I thought it is a Standard MIJ Squier Startocaster but with the 62 style pick-guard I think this was a 60's reissue style (Maybe someone knows). I wish I got a better starting picture.

    Now before - you can see where I started to do a relic.
     

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    DrumGuyUK Squier-Meister

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    sanding and filling small dings...

    255 sand papers to 400 and filler
     

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    More sanding

    lots of sanding - than seal with clear coat.
     

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    back to sanding

    more sanding 400 ready for undercoat
     

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    White 2K gloss undercoat

    White 2K gloss undercoat to make colour even and brighter
     

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    back to sanding

    sanding again with 400 and scotchbrite
     

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    Surf Green 2K!

    i went for a nice classic Fender custom colour used on the early 60's Strat.
    Also went with 2K rather than base and clear - to keep with the originals. Deeper colour as well.
     

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    Polish

    Flat and Polish
     

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    rebuild

    getting it back together
     

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    small upgrade

    Decided to have a little custom upgrade -
     

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    This is freaking awesome! Thanks for posting this.
     
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    Finished

    All ready to go
     

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    last few

    Let me know what you think or if you have any questions.
    I've had many people say I should get rid of logo and ad a Fender one but think this is much better and keeps it real.
    It does sound and play great - although I'm a drummer!
     

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    Just lookin at it is givin me a cavity...... sweet.
     
  15. DrumGuyUK

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    Thanks! BTW I'm from San Diego but moved to the UK 14yrs ago.

    Thanks - I also think its tasty!
     
  16. fenderfreak

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    Looks great. I applaud you for refinishing a Strat that many would say is collectable. :D Keep the logo's...I like 'em.
     
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    Snap ! Nice welcome posts ...
     
  18. Thin Lizzy

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    Amazing job. It's worth around 250 quid. Leave the logo, it's an original Squier, you don't want a fake Fender. And it'll be worth less if you change it.
     
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    Looks great and keep the logo.
     
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    Outstanding!!!! My fav color and p/g. Thanks for posting.
     

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