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MichaelRobinson
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Off limit or not ?

Post by MichaelRobinson » Wed May 25, 2016 10:13 am

Hi folks

I found this site. It's about building youre a guitar from different premade parts. Maby somone is interested ? http://www.warmoth.com/

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Blindboy
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Re: Off limit or not ?

Post by Blindboy » Wed May 25, 2016 3:38 pm

I once played a parts caster with a Warmoth neck. It was very nice.
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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VikingBlues
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Re: Off limit or not ?

Post by VikingBlues » Thu May 26, 2016 7:31 am

It can be a fun thing to do.

I still have a self build strat in my collection.
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It can also be quite frustrating. The strat was my 6th (!!) attempt at a build and was the first to work out well enough to keep long term.

A difficulty these days can be in getting guitar bodies and necks that are like traditional strats, teles etc, as the big guitar companies can be quite active in pursuing copyright issues against sellers of guitar body parts.

The nerve racking part is fitting the neck to the body to get the action right!
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Garry
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Re: Off limit or not ?

Post by Garry » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:24 am

This is a Nice looking Guitar. Love Maple

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VikingBlues
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Re: Off limit or not ?

Post by VikingBlues » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:00 pm

Cheers Garry! :D

The Ash one piece guitar body had such a distinctive grain I wanted a natural finish, so the honey gloss finish to the maple fingerboard made sense for looks.

If it's of interest there's a thread about the building project here ----> viewtopic.php?f=5&t=217&hilit=self+build+strat&start=20
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Blindboy
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Re: Off limit or not ?

Post by Blindboy » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:24 pm

I did a self build strat from spare parts... Still have it and play it.
Here is an old thread, a bit tongue in cheek, about how I built it.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=369&p=3447&hilit=re ... trat#p3447
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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