Starcaster neck meets Jenny Craig

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by NewsCam 603, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. NewsCam 603

    NewsCam 603 Squier-Meister

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    cut 3.JPG Done some work to the "big" headstock Starcaster neck, baseball bat profile no more. Lots of sanding/shaping, a coat of poly to come. Hard to tell from the pix, but it's nice and thin now .... slid on a new decal, not exactly where it should be but fine for what it is. Not sure what body Cut 1.JPG Cut 2.JPG View attachment 146672 View attachment 146672 this is going on but that's half the fun of it, lol.
     
  2. Guitarmageddon

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    nice work!! But minus a few points for the Fender logo on it lol
     
  3. snivlem

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    In fairness, it did start as a Fender... :)
     
  4. NewsCam 603

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    Well, G, it is a "Fender" headstock and more importantly, isn't meant to {and wouldn't} deceive anyone. Probably not an issue because the quarter of an inch that it's off is driving me bat chit and rather than buy another, I'll likely just sand it off later on today. Pleased with the rest, though.
     
  5. BorderRadio

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    I'm sad, that poor, nice baseball bat chunky neck :(:D
     
  6. Not everyone does, but I likes 'em chunky too. I've never re-shaped a neck profile before. Good work!
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  7. NewsCam 603

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    Thanks, it's nowhere near as skinny as my Jay Turser Strat neck {but hate the headstock shape}, but it's a lot slimmer than it was. While I'm not really concerned about the whole "Fender" thing, I did just sand off the decal 'cos it was really irritating me, lol. For what it matters, the poly should darken things up a bit and I'll just live with "the ghost of Starcaster" :) Ghost one.jpg
     
  8. Sand the entire face of that headstock until no ghosting is noticeable. Tint the bare wood with a matching quality stain, and then apply your new decal and clear to "float" the decal.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  9. NewsCam 603

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    It had dawned on me that the ghost was in the clearcoat and I was sanding as you posted, but thanks and did solve the problem. Probably just finish sanding to the nut and clear it. GG.JPG
     
  10. I've done a few of these over the years. It takes time and patience, but the end results are worth it.

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    Cheers, Barrie.
     
  11. NewsCam 603

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    Point taken, sir, that there's beautious!
     
  12. Michael7

    Michael7 Dr. Squier

    Nice sanding job on the sharp edges, nothing gives a head stock a nicer and well worn-feel than losing those edges.

    I also have a big head stock Starcaster that I plan to take down to small size as well. Glad I don't have to mess with the neck, but I agree, it is pretty hefty.
     
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  13. fattboyzz

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    Looks nice !

    Some of these Starcaster necks are very nice quality .
     
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  17. MrYeats

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    You can buy waterslide paper on ebay and do your own on your PC...Design your own. That and a can of spray clear lacquer and you are set.

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