Started 1975 Stratocaster Build

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by porkpie, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. porkpie

    porkpie Squier-Nut

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    Got a long way to go, in no hurry. Need some more parts like a bridge, purchased some F style tuners that were original to the year, new Fender neck plate hardware also didn't like the gold hardware (bridge and tuners) that it came with. Cleaned up the body and new copper shielding,

    Before and after:

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  2. guitar guy

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    Looks good! Can't wait to see the end product!
     
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  3. MrSinister

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    Very nice... I like the finish... it looks like a fine piece of furniture!
     
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  4. dbrian66

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    That's going to look nice.

    Chrome hardware and white plastic?
     
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  5. Hoss

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    Drool worthy. Bet it turns out great! Keep us posted!
     
  6. Robb

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  8. porkpie

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    Thanks everyone. Today I grounded the jack cavity to the main cavity, soldered in a new switchcraft switch since it didn't come with the original but it did come with the original switchplate cover I believe, also made the ground connection to the trem claw. So I'm no electronics expert but shouldn't I be able to plug in the body in and tap on the pickups and hear something? I'm sure I installed the switch properly. Hopefully a small setback.

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  9. porkpie

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