#1
Yeh so i started sanding down my strat today it went ok i suppose considering i only thought about doing this mid afternoon! Didnt get loads done as i underestimated how long it was going to take and how much sand paper i would need! so anyway heres some pics, if you have any advice to give then please dont hesitate, i am a complete novice at customising and all that lark! lol so yeh, here she is......









This last pic i put here becuase i wanna know what to do here, yasee i sanded it too much and lost a bit of that lovely finish, what sort of laquar or whatever shall i use to get rid of this **** up?



Anyway, there she is! hopefully gonna load her with a humbucker at the bridge too! yey
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#2
wow didnt realise it was gonna be soooo big!
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#3
next time, resize your dam huge ass pics!

what the hell was up with that body tho? the before pics i mean.
#4
erm id taken to it with some spray paint on a drunken rage! lol
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#5
The lighter spots in the wood is just wear you have sanded through the wood sealant. Just put a layer of sealant on again and then go to primer. With that aside, it looks nice and I wish you good luck with your project.
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#6
never loved a guy more for sanding down a body. hell that was one mess. good job

any idea what humbucker your planning on putting in the bridge?
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#7


Thats what im hoping for, dunno if the fretboard will be too elaborate tho

howver i do like the natural wood i found under there so i may just keep that!
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#8
your planning on painting the fretboard? or have i missed something? never seen that done. might be a tone killer.......really dont know. your project your choice.

in the thread on how to make a girl uncomfortable:

Quote by Angels Fighter
i saw this in another thread but it would work

Blow your load in your hand and slap the girl in the face while yelling "spiderman"


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#9
im not gonna do it myself! lol im no artist, ill get someone to do it for me like a specialist or something!
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#10
Sorry to double post....again, but i am wondering about pickups. Now i want this guitar to be killer! It has to be awesome! and really Versatile i already have an Ibanez S-470 so i want something with a more bluesy tone but still be versatile the only problem is it is not routed for H-S-H but i could stick a humbucker in the bridge no probs, should i go for a hot rail?? as i herd that they are the sixe of a single coil with the tone of a humbucker!?!? any suggestions??
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#11
Go for a REAL humbucker in the bridge, a hot rails in the neck, and maybe a cool rails in the middle.

or just a real humbucker in the bridge, and two singles in the neck and mid.
#12
Don't paint the fretboard, it will just wear off.
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#13
hmm good idea, what make hum?? im thinkin i should keep my original single coils then, and would i have to do any serious rewiring?? or would they just solder right in??
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#14
For the burst check out project guitar they have a tutorial also The jack may be more trouble than its worth if you want it perpendicular. Good luck
#15
yeh spose but tht was a kool design to put it ther, lol nm MORE SANDING TODAY!!!!
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#16
yo dude, im replying to ur pm basically thru here.....yes i did sand thru the wood sealent....only on the andges as i had done that on purpose.

since my original finish colo was red, in the parts where i sanded thru the wood sealent, red finish dust collected in the wood creating a faded bind sort of feel to it.....if you are painting the body then you will need to spray the body with another wood sealent.....

sanding tequnique

- sand finish down with 80 grit

- 180 to smooth and fill pores

- 240 to help smooth even more before finishing

- since i did i a wood polish for my finish i sanded it with 400 grit along with the wood polish.

thats how i sanded, and remember to do it all by hand!!!! i cant stress that enuf as people tend to rush thier work and screw up their wood by using like a dremel to snad or drill sander, or belt so....SAND BY HAND!!! lol

just remember to take your time and post in mine if you need me, or pm me or w/e


good luck!
#17
UPDATE!

So i got the painting done but realised that due to me painting the primer on by hand i am going to have to sand it down again and spray prime it!

Oh well! lol anyway heere are some pics of the guitar in its current state and also there is a pic of the design i am after aswell. It is still being sanded down again though so its gna be this colour but better!!

Also there is a picture of the lower end of the neck as i think it may have warped erm so if anyone knows how big the gap between the body and this part of the neck should be please please please let me know!

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and i know some of you will say, omg he stole Zakk Wyldes design! But frankly i dont care, i like it, its gna rock!
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#18
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#19
The neck is fine man, it's just where the fretboard over hangs. Completely normal. You just couldn't see it before because your pickguard was wedged in there
#20
Go with the original paint scheme, greenbursts just look cool - just leave out the fretboard part.

As for pickups, the Bareknuckle Crawler and MothersMilk HSS Set is probably the way forward - At £190 they're quite pricey, but worth every penny
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#21
i prefer the new design, anyway this is going to be like an opposite guitar. Its gonna lok really metal but im going to put lace sensor pickups in it! Its going to sound ace!
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#22
egh i don't like lace sensors...but at least they're better than EMGs
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