#1
Warning: may contain n00bness.

Okay, I'm thinking of modding my starcaster. I've never done any modding before, but I'm gonna get a couple freinds to help. First will be cosmetic, then hardware later.

First, I'm going to give it a new paint job. I was thinking dark metallic red, and do some artwork over it, then switch the neck out with a stratocaster neck with a rosewood fretboard. I'm wondering, would it be possible to put an Ibanez wizard II neck in a strat-type guitar? because if so, I'll do that instead.

Then with the hardware, I have no clue, I need some suggestions as far as the bridge and new pickups, maybe some tuners.

Any other recommendations you have can't hurt.

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Thanks!

#2
you wouldn't be able to put an ibanez neck on a fender guitar (the neck heel's are different sizes) but if you were looking to put a decent amount of money into the guitar take a look at warmoth.com. they have a wizard profile for their necks, so you could get a neck that would fit your starcaster but would feel like a thin ibanez neck
#3
I'm thinking of modding the neck of my Starcaster too.

Mainly just want a higher quality wood, and then some custom inlays.
#4
Quote by LifeIsABullet16
you wouldn't be able to put an ibanez neck on a fender guitar (the neck heel's are different sizes) but if you were looking to put a decent amount of money into the guitar take a look at warmoth.com. they have a wizard profile for their necks, so you could get a neck that would fit your starcaster but would feel like a thin ibanez neck


Ah, cool. Yeah, this isn't going to be a fast mod, so i'll probably end up putting a decent amount of money on it.

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Quote by Merciless Tengo
I'm thinking of modding the neck of my Starcaster too.

Mainly just want a higher quality wood, and then some custom inlays.


Yeah, the neck on the starcasters aren't to great. and I'm also probably going to add custom inlays, if I get a blank neck.

I love the strat body, the only problems with it are the internal cuts, which are kinda sloppy, but not a big deal at all. I want to keep the body, I just want an Ibanez neck because they play amazing.

edit 2: Oh, and I'm going to switch the current pick guard with a mirrored or black pick guard.
Last edited by SlayingDragons at Aug 8, 2009,
#6
just a few things to note.

not all starcasters have a "real" wood body.

painting done correctly is a bit expensive and can take a month.

make sure you dont pump too much money into a starter when collecting hardware for it.
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#7
Quote by jj1565
just a few things to note.

not all starcasters have a "real" wood body.

painting done correctly is a bit expensive and can take a month.

make sure you dont pump too much money into a starter when collecting hardware for it.


Nah, it's agathis, I checked.

Not worried about the cost to much, it's going to be a longer mod project, may span a couple years, tbh.

Edit: more something to do when I'm bored, then to make it better really fast. I'm buying an Ibanez soon, and getting a new amp, new pedals, eventually, so this is just more for fun, then really a priority.
Last edited by SlayingDragons at Aug 8, 2009,
#8
just checking.

i modded a squire, very happy with it. but the cost does add up and i wanted to pass that along.
Jenneh

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#9
Hmmm I would probably pass on that but that's just me. Anyway for bridge you can go with a Wilkinson 6 screw trem, and sperzel locking tuners, graphtec nuts. With regards to pickups maybe a GFS set since they are relatively inexpensive but sound decent supposedly.
#10
I'd put new pickups in it before anything.

Probably and HSS pickguard, too.

Then new bridge, followed by the neck.
Last but not least, the paint job.