boblittle
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Hey guys... think im gonna start my first project soon. Gonna fix up a Old Hondo strat copy (760 Deluxe Series) . It needs a new neck and electronics and the bridge but, other then that its fine... what Type of neck would i need (LINKS PLEASE!) also Is there away to EASILY change a Vintage style trem to a Star type hardtail? will try to post pics soon
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Will be hard to tell you any specific information without pics or specifics on your guitar. What is wrong with the neck that was on there?
boblittle
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Its all rusted and stuff...
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Neck is made of wood.

Got anything more specific?
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lol... um.. its a all maple neck... the hole were it conects in to the body are diferent the a fender.
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Measure the neck pocket. If it is the same size as a Fender neck then you can just drill new holes.
Take a picture or find a picture online. The only image I found of the back of a 760 had the same neckplate as a Strat.
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Quote by inkandlead
Measure the neck pocket. If it is the same size as a Fender neck then you can just drill new holes.
Take a picture or find a picture online. The only image I found of the back of a 760 had the same neckplate as a Strat.



will have a pic up soon... its the same size but hass different holes... But holes are holes... they can be drilled.... might just have to clean the neck and polish the frets though... (im hoping thats all that needs to be done )


EDIT: pics up
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Last edited by boblittle at Jun 29, 2012,
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finnaly posting pics


body:

hondo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/?uploaded=28&magic_cookie=6174c9688637dece2a3d557528e056ca

Strat: (bad pic ) http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468447606/in/photostream


it has a different neck joint then a standard strat... but holes are hold i can drill new ones..
what is this 5th hole for? the neck only has 4....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468589974/in/photostream/

is the bridge still good?
TOP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468514642/in/photostream/
Bottom: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468506538/in/photostream/

Paint chip #1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468583016/in/photostream/

Paint Chip #2
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468570072/in/photostream/

Pickgaurd (worst PG ever. horribly cut!)

front: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468542608/in/photostream/

back: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468536148/in/photostream/


Electronics:

they were all rusted ripped them out... apperently these are Dimarzios... ive been wanting to put humbuckers in my white strat Which is (obviously) routed for SSH this hondo is routed for SSS so i might take the electronics out of my white one and put them in to this. and get new SSH setup for the white one
PICKUP: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468563290/in/photostream/

pots and wires: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468549374/in/photostream/

NECK: all maple with black dot inlays, Gonna polish the frets to night see if that cleans them up nicely. if so then i won't have to get a new neck...

truss rod adjustment spot http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468462650/in/photostream/

head
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468491512/in/photostream/

dings on the head
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468485286/in/photostream/

stickers on the back of the neck (any way to keep them from falling off? they add to the whole hondo thing)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468474060/in/photostream/

Neck plate with model #

http://www.flickr.com/photos/64931708@N07/7468596470/in/photostream/

will post picture of fingerboard after cleaned it....

I kinda like the paint chips on it... makes it look older than it is! even though the guitar is older then the company that mde it!

(idk how to driectly upload pics to UG srry)
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neck taped up and ready to polish frets
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Hughes & Kettner 1x12 w/ Vintage 30's
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--
MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???
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neck taped up and polishing frets... dont need a new neck after all
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Hughes & Kettner 1x12 w/ Vintage 30's
Fender Mustang II
VOX AD30VT
--
MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???
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Glad to see you don't need a neck. As long as the Hondo neck is straight then you're fine there. And the bridge is still good too as long as the screws haven't seized up.
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nope there not seized need a new <insert name of part that the trem spring attach to>. (i forget the name is it like claw or hooks or something similar?)
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MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???
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The 5th hole, in the center, is drilled at the factory as a means of supporting the body while it's being painted/finished. You can just ignore it.
If you want a hardtail where a tremolo has been, it's pretty tough. You said you wanted an easy solution so me telling you to cut a piece of wood to fill the trem rout would be kinda infeasible. What you can do is use the original trem but put a piece of wood between the trem sustain block and the wood of the rout. When the strings are tightened, their tension will pin the block of wood in place, and you'll have a fixed bridge. With this setup, you don't even need the springs or claw.
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okay... Now i need tuners... pickups and saddles...


any recombination for pickups and tuners?

i like dimarzios....
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MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???
boblittle
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so GFS pickups and saddels...
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Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 5
Hughes & Kettner 1x12 w/ Vintage 30's
Fender Mustang II
VOX AD30VT
--
MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???
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should be ordering the saddels soon.. Were can i get ground wire?
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Hughes & Kettner 1x12 w/ Vintage 30's
Fender Mustang II
VOX AD30VT
--
MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???
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Quote by boblittle
should be ordering the saddels soon.. Were can i get ground wire?



There isn't any special "ground wire." Just go to Radioshack and get some 18, 20, or 22 gauge wire.
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There isn't any special "ground wire." Just go to Radioshack and get some 18, 20, or 22 gauge wire.


i have been looking everywhere and could never find it... that would be why
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Fender Mustang II
VOX AD30VT
--
MXR Super Badass Distortion>Boss CE-5>Boss OC-3> ???