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hellz yeah - why not? 11 55.00%
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:16 PM   #1
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Matching headstock on a sorta '62 strat RI build? or no?

building a '62 RI-ish kind of strat, thing. basically a partscaster build with more than a hint of '62 RI look.

so, matching headstock or no?

the color is Sherwood-ish Green. not really sherwood green, but sorta close ish.



what say you?
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:20 PM   #2
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Hell no



You know better greg
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:21 PM   #3
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I'm a big fan of matching headstocks. More so with funky woods (see my Warwick on me profile for example).

With that Green though, it's have to be married to a rosewood or similar dark fingerboard to look right for me, though.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:21 PM   #4
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No way dude. For some reason I despise painted headstocks on anything but a LP
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:41 PM   #5
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Personally I think it'd look great, but apparently I'm in the minority
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:51 PM   #6
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Nope. Only a handful of colors I think the painted headstock looks good in, and that dark of a green definitely isn't one.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:40 PM   #7
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I don't like matching headstocks on fenders of any colour, so not sure what help I am
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:51 PM   #8
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thanks for the input guys! initially i was very against it but the more i think about it, the more i like the idea. i mean, it's nothing but a partscaster and tribute to the '62, so i think i'm more inclined to actually do it now.





it's a nice dark board.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:03 PM   #9
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Might as well since the truss rod adjustment is on the wrong end.

I scored some from LMII, looking good.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:18 PM   #10
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it would help hide the truss adjustment. good call.

report on yours when you get them.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:16 AM   #11
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If the head wasn't so light, I'd say not but with that head I'm thinking, "paint it."
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:36 AM   #12
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Black and Green Dye then 27 coats of Acrylic Lacquer. Gold hardware is a placeholder for Chrome; however, it has a hefty trem block so I might just leave it.
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Old 06-13-2015, 01:50 AM   #13
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I reckon that would look great with a 'the strat' gold trem in it... And you have to match the headstock. Plain wood is just that, Plain.
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Old 06-13-2015, 11:18 AM   #14
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wow ippon that looks great!
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If you want a true vintage look - reranch the neck.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:27 PM   #16
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I like matching headstocks. Looks a bit more custom than slapping a generic neck on a body.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:33 PM   #17
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Black and Green Dye then 27 coats of Acrylic Lacquer. Gold hardware is a placeholder for Chrome; however, it has a hefty trem block so I might just leave it.


Leave the gold on. Spend some time to get rid of the orange peel, and you'll be playing as the house band at the Beverly Wilshire in no time. There and the Roosevelt.

I actually heard, "Hi. I'm too drunk to drive. Can you drive me home? I don't want to wreck my McLaren." And she was looking at me.

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Old 06-14-2015, 08:56 PM   #18
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^ so how did "the mclaren" drive.




and there's this.


i'm not worried about the string tree holes at this point honestly.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:11 AM   #19
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Are you adding a decal?

BTW, there's no orange peel there and I'll wetsand it before making it shiny.
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:40 AM   #20
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greg, i normally am against matching headstocks, but with a very light maple, it would look better painted. i would tint it amber personally, and have it unpainted. but painted would look better than that light of a maple.

looks nice!

if you don't mind me asking, where do you get your parts? i know you are a big strat guy, how does what you are using in this build compare to different fenders in terms of quality and bang for the buck?

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