#1
So going into Junior year, my technology classes will be giving me a little bit more flexibility. Taking a class called "Materials for manufacturing" taught by the best teacher my school has(he's a very free teacher, as in I can do whatever the hell I want and get an A as long as I learned something), I should be able to get a guitar going. I do have basic woodworking skills already and all the necessary tools are in the school's tech department, so I should be good on that front.

Anyway, I want to make a replica of the guitar Jimi Hendrix "sacrificed" on stage at the end of his set at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.



Anyway I'm only going to do the body, because I would no doubt screw up the neck. And I think all the artwork I'm going to be doing will more than make up for the fact that I ordered a stewmac neck. By the way, anyone know if these necks are reliable? Warmoth's are like $50 more, but I figure these are just as good right?

Anyway, I have a list of things I need to order to get this thing together.

exoticwoods.com Alder Body Blank
Stewmac strat replacement neck - maple with rosewood fingerboard
stewmac wiring kit for stratocasters(comes with output jack, 3 pots, a capacitor, 5-way switch, 12" Non-shielded guitar circuit wire, 22AWG, white;
24" Non-shielded guitar circuit wire, 22AWG, black, and a 12" Shielded guitar circuit wire, 28AWG inner conductor, black)
gotoh traditional strat tremolo
gotoh vintage style tuners
white strat pickguard
white strat knobs 1 vol 2 tone
jack plate
a stewmac string tree
and 8 pickguard screws
trem cavity cover

I forgot to add that I'm putting '69 Gorilla Grooves in it from RockMonkey Guitars made by CorduroyEW himself.

Am I missing anything?
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
Last edited by chuckflan333 at Aug 13, 2008,
#2
looks good, but this site will save u alot on the body blank, and there high quality (ive used 'em)

www.exoticwoods.com
warmoth is just too expensive
Gibson SG Faded
Epi VJ Stack


Quote by Øttər
Whenever I clean my guitars, my family wonders why it smells so good; I say that I exude a fresh citrus scent from hidden orifices.
They stopped asking
#3
The only way that saves me money is if I go with a 3 piece glued blank. Will that make any noticable difference in tone? I would think not.

Thanks man!
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#4
allparts has some decent strat necks. not sure how much though.
MM Stingray
MIA P Bass
MIM Jazz Bass
GK 700RB-II Head
GK 410SBX Cab
Sansamp 3 Ch. DI
Crybaby Bass Wah
Bass Big Muff
DD3 Delay

MIA Strat
Nashville Tele
Martin 00015M
Hot Rod Deluxe
Big Muff
DS1
Hendrix Crybaby Wah
#6
Quote by funkbass369
allparts has some decent strat necks. not sure how much though.


$165 and up for what I need. Stewmac's is $125.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#7
Quote by VieNam
try necks at -
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BN
https://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=BNK


their headstocks are slanted back a couple of degrees though, unlike fender


I realize that the Carvin necks would be probably much higher quality, but I am really just looking for the strat necks because I want it to look as authentic as possible. I think it would just bother me forever.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#9
Haha, that's actually the page that I'll be looking at when I'm painting and such. I've read it like 5 times already hahaha.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#10
So are the stewmac necks any good? Like, compared to an actual Fender neck?
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#11
^stewmac is good quality stuff

and i knew i recognized the pic on the couch from somwhere--same site!
Gibson SG Faded
Epi VJ Stack


Quote by Øttər
Whenever I clean my guitars, my family wonders why it smells so good; I say that I exude a fresh citrus scent from hidden orifices.
They stopped asking
#12
Good to hear about stewmac.

Yeah I used their picture because the did such a kick ass job on theirs. I'm using the exact same paints that they used so I can make sure it looks just as god.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#13
have u seen any of thier other builds? they really do great jobs on 'em
Gibson SG Faded
Epi VJ Stack


Quote by Øttər
Whenever I clean my guitars, my family wonders why it smells so good; I say that I exude a fresh citrus scent from hidden orifices.
They stopped asking
#14
Yeah I have. They're real pros over there.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#15
I was gonna do a replica pickguard of that guitar for my strat, but I got something better instead.

[/shameless request to look at my gear pics]

Anyway, I look forward to the end result!
#16
Yeah me too. I'll be updating the thread when I start building with very detailed pictures.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#17
Anyone know where I can get carbon paper? Looks like I'm going to need it for the graphics.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#18
You can pick up carbon paper at office max, it's like $8 a pack for something like 20 sheets.
#19
Thanks man. I wouldn't have thought of that I was thinking craft stores like Michaels which of course didn't have it.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#20
Quote by chuckflan333

Anyway, I want to make a replica of the guitar Jimi Hendrix "sacrificed" on stage at the end of his set at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967.

Am I missing anything?


Lighter fluid.


sorry about that, couldnt resist- sounds like a good project
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#21
If I were to ever burn this guitar it would be because I was possessed by Hendrix himself. And I don't see that happening any time soon.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#23
I got a body balnk for my build from craft supplies. They're cheaper than warmoth. A 1pc ash blank cost me £28.
#24
I got my piece of alder from exoticwoods.com for $50, which is essentially 28 british pounds anyway.
Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.
#25
Wood's here!

Gear
Fender Thinline Telecaster Deluxe

1983 Aria Pro II XX Deluxe Flying V

2007 S101 EGU34

1963 Kay Vanguard

1964 Kay Vanguard

AXL Badwater SRO

Hondo Strat

1974 Acoustic(brand) 134 4x10 combo

Epiphone Valve Jr.