#1
hey guys, I need some help

I have an old encore strat, it was my first guitar so I don't wanna chuck it, nd I'm thinking of modding it

what I want to do is sand te neck down so it is thinner, strip the paint off and varnish it so it is thewooden finish, nd replace the scratch plate, but I'm not sure how to go about it properly (everything except the plate)


now the neck, when I sand that, is there an knack to doing it, or am I better off replacing with a thinner item?

nd the paint, will heavy duty thinners strip the lacquer?
#2
yeah, the only problem with encores is that the body stands a good chance of being made of plywood, not proper wood, and plywood would look s**t.
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#4
^ nah, plywood will look s**t lol, in fact i find it quite amusing that you would even contemplate putting a natural finish on a plywood guitar!
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stevo 192 lol mate u a beast! Such a rebel!!!


'90 Fender P-bass lyte
Squier P bass special
Trace Elliot Series 6 head and cabs
Fender American Stratocaster
Vintage Teisco electric guitar
Fender princeton 650 dsp amp
Last edited by stevo192 at Nov 6, 2007,
#5
it isn't plywood lol, most of the paint is missing down one side, thats how I know, lol, it looks more like maple :?
#6
it could probably be agathis, its unlikely to be maple
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stevo 192 lol mate u a beast! Such a rebel!!!


'90 Fender P-bass lyte
Squier P bass special
Trace Elliot Series 6 head and cabs
Fender American Stratocaster
Vintage Teisco electric guitar
Fender princeton 650 dsp amp
Last edited by stevo192 at Nov 6, 2007,
#7
yeah thats what I'm thinking, it has a similair sort of colour thats why I thought that, oh well, at least its not plywood, lol