#1
so i just a used starcaster (the cheapo wall mart kind FYI) for $40 and im going to change the neck since the fretboard is some cheap rosewood rip off and so that i dont see that Starcaster logo, so im wanting some suggestions on were to buy a new neck and also is it as simple as unscrew the screws and screw on new neck on? Also trem on the guitar is vary stiff so im wondering if i were to get the same trem thats on the Standard strat if it won't be as stiff? so yeah any help here will be good

P.S. im also changing the pups but i already know what to get+

thanks
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Buy another guitar. It's not worth changing all that stuff if its just a 40 dollar guitar.
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That's a star caster.

ok im assuming that sarcastic but IDK starcaster = cheaper then squier stratocaster

EDIT ^ yeah i know but im wanting to make it ya know get it the exact way i want it so dont recommend me get another guitar
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Uh, I will recommend you get a new guitar. a new neck alone, will most likely cost you more than twice the cost of your guitar right now. You could get a better guitar (Squier) for that almost immediately.
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#6
Figure a decent neck is gonna be 120 bucks. Then a decent set of pickups is another 50 bucks and a new bridge etc. Not worth it on a starcaster. Now if you had the parts laying around from other projects ok. But spending a bunch of money to fix up a yugo is pointless.
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he's not fixing it up...
He's 'customizing'
I think its a great idea, i would love to buy a guitar that cheap and customize the shit out of it.
These 3 sites will be a great help,
http://www.stewmac.com/
http://store.guitarfetish.com/index.html
http://www.warmoth.com/

Necks: http://store.guitarfetish.com/vistne.html
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bodies,_necks,_wood/Electric_guitar:_Necks/Replacement_Neck_for_Strat_Guitar.html
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bodies,_necks,_wood/Electric_guitar:_Necks/22-Fret_Blank-peghead_Guitar_Necks.html
http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/necks/necks.cfm

Bridges:http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_tailpieces/Electric_guitar_tremolos.html
http://store.guitarfetish.com/tremelos.html
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=bridges_floyd_original

You also may want some new tuners for that guitar
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/Guitar,_solid_peghead_tuners.html
http://store.guitarfetish.com/festsonsi.html
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/tuners/tuners.cfm?fuseaction=guitar_tuners

And maybe a new nut, (Graph Tech Nuts will help out with tuning alot)
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Nuts,_saddles/String_nuts.html
http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/parts/parts.cfm?fuseaction=include_string_nuts

Changing the neck may not be as easy as unscrew the old one and screw the new one in. You may need to make your neck pocket bigger or you may have to add shims to make it smaller. Also you have to get the right scale length. You must measure from where the strings meet the nut to the 12th fret, say you get 12 1/2inches. You than double that to get your scale length, which in this case would be 25 inches. Which means the part where the string meets the bridge (the saddles) should be exactly 25 inches away from the start of the nut, or 12 1/2 inches away from the 12th fret. To adjust this you can either route out your neck pocket to make the neck closer to the bridge or put a shim in the neck pocket to make it further away from the bridge. All of this may not be needed but just check it out anyway.
Good Luck
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^^ dude thank u for not being a jack ass and helping
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Some of the best sounding guitars are crap. As long as you think your turd is worth polishing go ahead do it. As long as its bolt on generaly there is no problems sometimes you are required to drill ne screw holes for the neck.
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^^ dude thank u for not being a jack ass and helping



Your quite welcome. Although, if I had to suggest parts, I would suggest these.

New Bridge - $90
New Tuners - $30
New Pickups and Electronics $130
New Nut, Knobs, Switch Cover, Miscellany - $15
Fret Dressing and polish, professional set up - $100

Total = $350

If my math is right. So have fun.
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