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Old 04-19-2003, 12:55 PM   #41
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it says australian pounds
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Old 04-19-2003, 12:56 PM   #42
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i wasn't trying to be smart i would probably have noticed there's a big 'one thousan pounds' written slap bang across the middle

oh well.
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Old 04-19-2003, 02:07 PM   #43
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By the way, the guitars sounds cool, best of luck and sorry for spamming up your thread like that
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Old 04-19-2003, 02:15 PM   #44
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^^ i dont mind, i'm just being careful not to annoy the mods, who have allready put up with me posting something like 30 posts in this thread.... plus i feel i should be on my best behaviour after i have been granted my own sticky thread. so yea post by all means, dont spam TOO MUCH

shouldnt have posted this in theory tho, should i?
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:41 AM   #45
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Hey there StreamLine,
I've been away from UG for quite some time. Its good to be back!

I just stumbled on this thread, and firstly I'd like to congratulate you on even starting this immense project...I myself would surely make a c0ck-up of immense proportion!

Don't be disheartened at any point by anything people may say about it, or the value of the guitar.

Brian May made his own axe...it cost him a total of 8 English pounds initially...now that guitar is priceless.

Customising your guitar is a great way of establishing yourself as an artist, with a visual look and even the sound that the guitar may give out when rebuilt. Also...who else in the world will have a guitar that looks anything like yours?

All the very best of luck with the work...if at any point you need any help or an opinion, don't hesitate to ask me!

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Old 04-20-2003, 09:53 AM   #46
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Damn... I'd be too sh!t scared to rip up my precious like that. I dunno enough about guitars or wood working etc to even attempt this... Getting sick of the Strat shape tho....hmmmm

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Old 04-20-2003, 10:42 AM   #47
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allright today was the most rewarding job yet - headstock shape adjustment.

as earlier posts show, i wanted to replicate the RG headstock to create an aggresive look to my guitar, and to get away from the boring yamaha strat completely.

i used 4 basic tools - small saw, sanding block, 1/4" file, 1/16" file (i think). after 4 hours of patient work i am rewarded with this headstock



note - cannot install tuners until i get a 9.5 mm drill because the schallers are fatter than my old ones

i must say i love my headstock - i think its very elegant, yet very metal like.... beautiful

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Old 04-20-2003, 10:44 AM   #48
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Old 04-20-2003, 11:19 AM   #49
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Thats one nice headstock there...beautiful job so far....

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Old 04-20-2003, 12:00 PM   #50
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Looking cool as anything. I think i'll do that with my crap les paul copy, after I get a new guitar, tho - don't want to be left without one for that length of time

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Old 04-20-2003, 12:05 PM   #51
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Looking cool as anything. I think i'll do that with my crap les paul copy, after I get a new guitar, tho - don't want to be left without one for that length of time


yea i'm really missing my electric

BUT if i bought a new guitar, i wouldnt be as determined on this project and i wouldnt be able to afford all those parts.

this is really tough though, if you start it make sure you finish it properly

i'll post another pic of headstock - those dont really give it justice
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Old 04-20-2003, 12:07 PM   #52
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Do you think sanding the head down might mess with the integrity or durability of the head? it probably doesnt but i thought id bring that up.

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Old 04-20-2003, 12:13 PM   #53
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Do you think sanding the head down might mess with the integrity or durability of the head? it probably doesnt but i thought id bring that up.


hhhmmm i hope you are wrong

i mean no offense

i took of around 5 percent of actual wood of headstock, all around outside... no its should be just fine, as most of the wood is intact and the original wood structure is untouched.... now if i did a parker (i considered that at one stage) - that would be fatal with a floyd rose during a divebomb...

i'm pretty sure i'll be fine, but thanks for bringing that up
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Old 04-20-2003, 02:03 PM   #54
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Did you sand off one of the screwholes that are around the tuners?

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Old 04-20-2003, 02:06 PM   #55
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Did you saw off one of the screwholes that are around the tuners?

(after ten minutes of thinking)

oh no it must have sanded it off... no big deal, even good coz the schallers only have one screw per tuner and its at the bottom
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:23 PM   #56
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hey Streamline, have a look here, it would be cool to do for your "Streamline Custom" logo!


http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/logo.htm
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:17 PM   #57
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that head looks awesome!!!!!!!!!! killer job man.
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:57 PM   #58
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Hey, i think its pretty cool that ur doin this. I would be really afraid to do this to any guitar, But im thinkin about doing it to my guitar, but i think its made of osb (not sure on that) with a wood like laminate on top. But Good luck in the process, and i hope nothing gets screwed up.
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Old 04-20-2003, 10:04 PM   #59
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That looks neat.

Taking off a chunk of hte headstock wont mess with teh structural integrity, unless you start taking chunks off the weakspots, commonly at the nut, esp with locking nut systems with the two screws that go right thru the neck at teh nut. THat combined with the trussrod routing, makes for a MAJOR weakspot.

What are you getting your nut made out of anyways?? I hope its graphite, youll need a smooth nut with a floyd and lockign tuner system to stay in tune.
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Old 04-20-2003, 10:59 PM   #60
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this is a great project you on. I just started doing my own little project on an old teisco i purchased cheap, i'm only doing the electronics tho. when you get to the wireing part of it i found that music stores are expensive. I got 95% of my parts at raido shack(not to expensive) and if you look on the net it can be even cheaper.

try out this site- guitarnuts.com it helped me figure out wiring.
man i'm 27 and i didn't think i could do this, but it just starts to all click if you take your time. your doing great dont worry about resale value, after all this work do you really think you'd sell it.

good job on the headstock by the way
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