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Not too long ago I posted my mod of a Strat knockoff. After messing around with it, I noticed that the wood was too crappy to work with (plus there was a very thin cap on it and it started to come off.)
So I remembered that I had a large slab of wood in the basement that would be suitable for a guitar. So far I made this with one half of the slab. Its a little thick, but it looks nice (IMO)
I started with the basic Strat design.





BTW can anyone ID this wood? The top has poly on it.
Last edited by Dr. House at Jan 26, 2009,
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can't help you with the wood, but it looks pretty awesome so far! (I like what you did with the horns or whatever you call them, they look tight!)
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#3
It looks like pine to me, or some other type of evergreen.

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#5
Oak then I would say.

Because it looks a lot like my coffee tables... oak tends to be finished with that orangy yellow colour too.
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#7
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It actually might be ash, the two are nearly identical.

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#11
Thought about it.
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Epiphone Valve Jr.
#14
doesn't look bad at all so far, can't ID wood for you, I'm not too much of an expert in wood.
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#15
Out of batteries so no pics, but its down to naked wood and I started to contour the body. Starting to look really seckz
#16
*Updates*
She is now naked

And contoured a little

And here's a mock up of how it will look.
#17
I'll be honest, I hate that body shape.

I'll definitely still watch it though.
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Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#18
OK so I thought of a wiring scheme to go in it.

I want to have coil split, series, parallel, and phasing. Would this work?
switches 1 and 3 are for the series, coil split, and parallel
Push/pull pots 2 and 4 are for phasing
Pots 5 and 6 are tone pots
Wire colors are Seymour Duncan color code.
#19
I'm starting to think that its Alder or ......Ash......

Edit: I'd listen to LP he has the most wood knowledge out of us all.
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i doubt it is alder... that's just from what I've seen from the alder I used to build my guitar. Me thinks ash, but LP is better with wood than me by far.

edit: Nvm, it's either alder or ash.
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#23
If it was oak I would hope you would recognize it as such, as oak is probably one of the easiest woods to identify. I am gonna go with Ash though for my guess.

Not a fan of the horns on it, but hey, you are building something, and its working out. So good on ya.
#24
lol i love bv's post...

very interesting design doc. I what you've done with the headstock really matches the body. like how you just havn't made a standard strat
#26
Right now its getting some wood filler and I still have to go a little deeper with the controls cavity. I still haven't spent anything on it. Maybe it should be a 100GBP build.
#27
The wiring diagram looks fine, just make sure to get on/on/on switches for the Ser/Par/Spl switches (I'm sure you knew that but better to double check now )

And I might be in the minority here but I like the body-shape and the headstock
Not for blues maybe but definitely for Metal
#28
*UPDATES*
All ready for paint


Excuse the dust. Still gotta do some sanding on the neck and prep it for paint.
#29
Nice, that is looking good! I love the almost-Fireman shape. Looks better than I thought it would be.
Also, the 'Rock Guitar for Dummies' and remote control car look good as well.
Can't wait for the final paint job.
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#30
Yea someone got that for me for Christmas. I asked for something for guitars.
#31
I wouldn't mind having that book myself. Oh well.

What are you planning the paint job to look like?
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#32
Not sure. I was thinking a green burst to black, but now I want something else.
Color is open for suggestions.
#33
Cream.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#34
Actually I just thought of something. But its confidential. All I can say is its gonna be epic.
#35
If it's white with blood on the sharp horns I'm going to kill you myself.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#36
Oh yes. Thats what I was going for.

Actually what I thought of is going to be a completely different build in itself. Even more epic.
#37
Now I'm excited.
Do it now?
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#38
I'm thinking either arctic or vintage white on this.

Next project is top secret. No pics until I'm done
#39
YAYAYAYA vintage white. Basically my cream suggestion. I like your brain.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
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