#1
Finally finished after a hiccup with the wiring (turned out to be the earth pin on the volume pot).

Started out as a cheapy £65 strat with a solid basewood body. I've added a quality 22 fret maple neck with the correct 6105 frets, staggered wilkinson locking tuners, a bone nut and a set of lace hot gold lace sensors with tone pots wired to neck and bridge with no load to the mid pickup.

Fully setup to Fender low action specs and bridge set up floating and adjusted to keep tune even with Floyd Rose style dives.

Overall I'm impressed for under £250 bearing in mind that all parts were new.
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#2
how's it sound?
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#4
Looks sweet man, In a music store near me, (which sold Rory Gallagher his first guitar)
A Gallagher strat like that costs like €2000
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#5
that's fcking awesome!
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#6
I deliberately stayed clear of the rosewood neck to avoid the Gallagher Strat thing.

It sounds great through my Ceritone Expression Amp and cleans up lovely too but my only recording setup is now a Line6 Guitar Port.

The guitar needs a sandpaper shim adding to the neck pocket and then setting up again but I'll hopefully pop an .MP3 clip up after that.
#7
sweetness. i usually think relic jobs are pretty pointless, but the way that you've upgrading and customized everything else makes the relic job freaking sweet.
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#8
I agree with everybody else I like itThe only thing that I don't like is that you only have one picture of it
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I agree with everybody else I like itThe only thing that I don't like is that you only have one picture of it


Hey it was late !! But here's a couple more though the light is bad here at the mo due to crappy weather.
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#11
When you said "staggered wilkinson locking tuners," were you talking about the EZ-Lok ones from GFS? What do you think of them?
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When you said "staggered wilkinson locking tuners," were you talking about the EZ-Lok ones from GFS? What do you think of them?


http://www.axesrus.com/axemachine.htm#6inline

'bout half way down the page the £17.50 EZ Locking ones

I've used GFS for pickup's before but I'm based in the UK and the link above are only 8 miles away and so my gear always arrives next day!

As for the tuners they're ok and better than what was on the original neck although to be honest if you set the guitar up right any will keep perfect tune. They're not a patch on proper locking tuners such as the schallers though although there about a quarter of the price and I guess they do the job adequately.

Oh and being staggered you can get away without needing string trees / retainers too.


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#13
That's a pretty sick looking relic, great job.

A couple comments/questions:
-If I were you i'd age/scuff up the hardware a little bit, it just looks too nice and shiny at the moment IMO
-I'd also make the neck look a little more worn, but I can understand why you wouldn't want to do that on a brand new quality neck
-Is only the paint chipped off or did you also put nicks and dents into the wood that you can't see in the pics?
-How did you get the bare wood to look so weathered and authentic?

Overall, very impressive, this thread makes me want to do a bit more work on my own relic-caster