#1
Hey guys, this summer im going to build a frankenstrat like everyone else out there. I was wondering if I could get some opinions. I have a gibby les paul so I can get basically all the sounds I wanted, but I was thinking about getting a guitar with emgs. I'm not going for an exact frankenstrat replica. So i was wondering, you guys think I should throw in the seymore duncan, and the un-hooked pickup at the neck or if i should throw a set of emgs in there.
#2
Quote by milkmanv1
I'm not going for an exact frankenstrat replica..


Why not be creative? Do a 'Frankenpaul' or something else like that. I'd go with a Duncan.
#5
The most crucial for me is the paint job, its pretty badass, if thats good and i can hook up the pickups it will be awsome for me
#7
Quote by milkmanv1
The most crucial for me is the paint job, its pretty badass, if thats good and i can hook up the pickups it will be awsome for me


I think for the paint job Vah Halen put masking tape on it, painted it one colour and removed the tape then repeated the process a couple of times.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstrat
#8
Yeah I got most of it down, Basically i need to start buying the stuff, I need about 500$ which I dont have right now, but i'll be building one soon, Im gonna go with the duncan, and throw a crappy 20$ pickup in the neck slot for show.

The process for painting is, he painted it black, taped it up, painted it white and taped it, then painted it red and taped it, then remove tape and apply a clearcoat to it and your done! Lot harder then it sounds.
#9
By the way whenever it is im done,(could be awhile seeing as I need the dough) Ill post some pics.
#10
I just finished my franky replica, and I noticed your paint order is a little off(just trying to help, not be a jerk.) I just thought since I did all this research, someone else could use the info besides myself.

What I gathered from the reserch I did is:

One coat of black,

Tape it off,

Paint two coats of white(this allows the black to wear to the wood without the white wearing to the black)

Remove tape(remember, Eddie went on tour with the franky when he just had it painted white and black, so he must have removed the tape.)

Tape it off again.

Paint red.(I believe he used one coat of red, or atleast the amount or wear on the red compared to the white would suggest that he did.

Ed didn't clear coat his, but if you want to protect your finish you probably should.

You don't have to follow the amount of coats and all that crap, but I thought you might just want to know.

Good luck with the build.
#11
im doing a black and white frankie atm and my paint order is

1 coat of multi purpose primer

2/3 coats of black

3/4 coats of white

then clear coat just to protect it not sure how many layers

sanding with very smooth sandpaper in between
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#12
Apparentley another good tip is after you tape it the first time (when the body is still black), spray another thin black coat, then spray white. This should stop any white running under the masking tape.
#13
Oh lawd, look at those "strap buttons"
I don't give a shit if you listen to me or not
#14
Quote by Kevin Saale
Oh lawd, look at those "strap buttons"

To me they were a great idea.
The risk ofthe strap coming of is extreemely lowered.
Mind this is before dunlop come out with its Strap-locking design.
#15
Quote by pk1802

Remove tape(remember, Eddie went on tour with the franky when he just had it painted white and black, so he must have removed the tape.)


It was white and black for a long time before he painted it red. It was white and black for the recording of the first album (and however long before that) and then for the first tour. He painted it to red because Charvel was painting guitars like his w/o his permission so he wanted to change the design on people.