#1
Hey everybody,

I just built a Warmoth Strat and I made a really cool video of the building process. So anyone who thinks about building a strat or a "Parts-o-Caster", this should be interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRYKJ0k9MFU


Also, check these pics:



This is just to show the amazing neck thickness (you can't get those on a regular strat )

#3
^^ok thats true, I thought since Warmoth is a well known guitar parts company...
but in that case, to really build one, I'd leave that to the pros


oh, I forgot to mention the specs (for anyone who's interested):


Warmoth body, swamp ash, chambered, flame maple top, natural masked binding

Warmoth neck, Warmoth Pro construction, boat neck, maple, Pau Ferro fretboard

SS6100 frets
Earvana compensated nut
Warmoth pickguard in white pearl
Bridge PU: Dimarzio Virtual Solo DP420
Middle & Neck PUs: Dimarzio Area 67 DP419
Bridge: Gotoh EV510T-TE (this is the improved version of the trem that Suhr guitars are using)
Tuners: Gotoh SG381 Locking Tuners
Saddles: Graph Tech String Saver Saddles

What else was used: All kinds of electronics, pickup switch, knobs, jack, jack plate, roller string tree, strap locks, screws, Joe Satriani Strap...


To the switches:

Push Pull Tone Pot: Activates Bridge and Neck, ala Telecaster middle position
The black button is a killswitch to make stuttering sounds
the switch beside the black button bypasses all the controls and switches to bridge with full tone and volume (this is supposed to be useful when you're playing with a single channel amp: You dial in your gain to have an overdriven sound with the bridge pickup, then go to e.g. the neck pickup and turn down the volume to get a clean sound -> now you can switch between clean and distorted with that switch)
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#4
Very nice dude, very nice indeed.
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But this is an assembly, not a build



Very nice, thanks ts
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lol one simple question. how does it work without a truss rod??
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lol one simple question. how does it work without a truss rod??

Warmoth truss rods come out in the lower cutaway. You can see a clear picture of it on Ormsby's VS prototype guitar - its the same truss rod
#11
Quote by guitarcam123
Warmoth truss rods come out in the lower cutaway. You can see a clear picture of it on Ormsby's VS prototype guitar - its the same truss rod

Ahhh. Saw that in the video. Thanks for the info. I heard once that truss rods are not necessary.. dunno where that came from. I think the one thing that would make me not do something like this is the truss stuff. Nice guitar btw. And nice playing.
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#12
they are only necessary if you don;t want your guitar gaining THE ABILITY TO SHOOT ARROWS...
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#13
That is possibly the best looking strat I've ever seen.
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Your accent is sexy lol.
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That is possibly the best looking strat I've ever seen.

+1

but it would look better with a maple fretboard
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Another nice Warmoth.

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#18
thanks everyone for watching

yes, a maple fretboard would have been nice too, but I already had a tele, a 7 string, a Ibanez RG and a Jazz Bass with a maple fretboard, so I decided to have a rosewood one for once, or "Pau Ferro" is what it's called

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lol, thanks, I was hoping that people would understand my english, but this is even better
#19
That's possibly the ugliest guitar I've ever seen.

Actually, I'm ****ing jealous and I hate you. Well, I don't really hate you, but I'm ****ing jealous. I miss my Strat

I've always thought of doing a Warmoth, how hard would you say the assembly is for someone who's an idiot with power tools? I can't watch vids at work, but I imagine it would kind of answer that question.
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#20
^^don't worry, I'm sure one day you will own a strat again

I think if you're able to drill holes for the pickguard screws and tuner screws etc. and are also able to solder the electronics following a wiring diagram, then you'd already have the two more difficult parts. The rest is just assembling it, like it's something from Ikea.
Afterwards you just need to do a guitar setup and then you're ready to play.
#21
that looks sic.
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#23
That looks fantastic.

I like being able to see the neck close up too, I can never tell how thick warmoth's neck profiles are meant to be. I can't exactly look at a cross section of existing necks damnit!
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#24
thats not a normal warmoth neck, thats the boat profile, and it really lives up to it's name

i've got a standard thin, and i've heard it's pretty close to a standard strat's neck. which would make sense since warmoth is a registered fender products manufacturer.

anyway, i already said this on unofficialwarmoth.com, but that is a ****ing nice guitar, man!
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Didn't I already see this on the John Petrucci forums?
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Quote by guitarcam123
wow that neck looks comfy, and the flame is very nice.

But this is an assembly, not a build


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#27
Your English is awesome
Your video is also very, very good. I'm liking it very much. Wouldn't mind that guitar myself, actually.
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#28
you sir, like suhr, I can tell. I would never put a nice top like that on a strat or the boat neck but its your guitar and it makes you happy. BTW its going to be a pussy magnet especially gold and pretty colors. women are stupid. thumbs up
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