News from Birddog's Custom Shop!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Birddog144, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    OK, I'll give away some secrets now. Secret Project X² will have an Electrosocket type input jack; so at least you know it's not a "conventional" Strat. :rolleyes:

    The hole for the jack was drilled at a bit of an angle so I had to drill a relief in the hole to clear the jack. Since that portion ot the body is curved. I drilled a small recess so the jack would sit flush on the body.

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  2. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Well, from the pics, it doesn't look like a ply body.....lol. Such a tease! ;)
     
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  3. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
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    :D:D:D
     
  4. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    I do have a pair of Epiphone P90s in my parts bin, so if I get done before Ken can make a set for me, I can temporarily install them.

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  5. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    "You're killing me Larry!"
     
  6. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    dude - you started this ? enjoy it !
     
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  7. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    answered the wrong post - C'mon BD - show us a " little leg" !
     
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  8. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA

    OK Ken, here you go....... ;) Rosewood board, bone nut.

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    Skunk stripe.

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  9. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    I got it,, a guest bathroom 51!.. lets look a the clues shall we.. the color!,, could be a lighting issue but seems to have a pink hue,, possible salmon.. a known popular lavatory color... The tight weave covering of the bath veriaty,, known to be used on the floor and fixtures of the comfortable suburban lavitory,, in this case shades of blue that nicely offsets the pink and fashionable in any privy..
    The statement: not your conventional "strat".. I intentionally high light the word strat.. ah hah,, so it is a strat!,, but not conventional.. well nothing about this build has been conventional,, certainly not the presentation...
    That leaves a 51 of coarse.. a very unconventional strat,, built for the conventional squier talker restroom.. why the guest bathroom you ask?.. because if it was the master bath it would of coarse be in birddogs favorite color,, baby blue
    also known as Daphne blue.. :D
     
  10. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    I like the recessed jack - a real BD refinement ! they are hard to come by !
     
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  11. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    Ummm..... That's actually just white primer. The REAL color is going to be......

    Revealed at a later date. :rolleyes:


    :D
     
  12. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    take that bathroom billy ! ! !
     
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  13. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Meister

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    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    Funny, i'm quite the opposite. I like playing 'em more than looking at them. ;)
     
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  14. 9-42

    9-42 Squier-Meister

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    Kind of like buying a radiator cap and then deciding to build a car around it.
    That's my kind of logic!
     
  15. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    While I'm waiting for more primer for Secret Project X², I took some photos of the finished Thinline.

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  16. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Setting the bar ! Can't wait for the next one ! !
     
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  17. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    That is hot! #61 already? Seems like only a few weeks ago when you were in the 40's ;)
     
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  18. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic

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    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
    I had to jump a couple of numbers because I have chrome serialized neck plates. The gold ones had to go beyond the numbers I have in stock. Secret Project X² will be S/N #55. ;) The paulownia Strat was #59, the Daphne Blue Strat with matching headstock was #60 (I think Surfrodguitar got that one).

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  19. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    @Birddog144 , I thought time was flying faster for me again....lol. Wish I could afford to get one of your beauties. You do great work there my friend.
     
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