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    so wheres the projects at now?
    neck sanding or clearcoat?

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    waiting on parts....but according to tracking the last of it is in

    The strat parts are as follows:
    Bourne pots.
    Fender pure vintage tuners
    Fender 3-way switch
    Fender jackplate and output jack
    Fender pure vintage '59 pickup (neck)
    Fender 57/62 pickup (middle)
    Fender Texas Special pickup (bridge)
    vintage cloth covered pushback wire to wire it all up.

    This strat is going to be sweet!!

    more pics coming.

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    How much does it cost you from start to finish for a guitar like this? What do you spend putting into it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimistone View Post
    Here's a parts mock up of what I have in mind on the strat.
    Man that's gonna be nice!! Have you thought about using the vintage "cream" pup covers and knobs and switch end? I think that would be a great look. IMO only.

    Love that 3 color body too!!!
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    I have some cream plastic, as well as black. I tried both and, IMO, the parchment white looked the best.

    All components installed.
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    The pickguard pickup screw holes weren't beveled for the counter sunk pickup screws. I could have used flush screws, but the beveled ones look much better. So, I had to counter sink the holes myself. The bit for this cost $7.

    looks nice now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrushkiwt View Post
    How much does it cost you from start to finish for a guitar like this? What do you spend putting into it?
    in the $500 to $600 range, If you use the highest quality components. By "quality components" I mean using a genuine fender solid alder body, a high quality neck (allparts, warmoth, musikraft, or Am. Fender), Fender hardware (tuners, bridge and trem), genuine fender switches and pots (or a high end componet like Bourns or switchcraft), and genuine Fender pickups (their top end stuff that is in the American made guitars).
    If you use cheapo parts you can put one together for $200 or less (but you can already buy a squire complete strat that's pretty decent for $150)

    A partscaster made with high end parts body and neck will sell for $500 and it will cost you $500 or so to build it. So, you can't really build one and flip it for a profit, but you can get your money back out of it if you wanted to move it on down the line.

    The thing you get out of building one is the enjoyment of having a high end guitar EXACTLY the way you want it.

    Even though a partscaster like I'm building will probably only fetch $500 if I wanted to sell it....
    To get something, that is built and loaded with top of the line stuff along the same lines, from Fender, would be over a $1000.
    Probably around $1500
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    See....
    No junk under this pickguard....only the good shit!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolCat View Post
    so wheres the projects at now?
    neck sanding or clearcoat?
    The neck was already sanded. I tinted it and clear coated it with nitro lacquer. Last night I put an early 6os strat decal on. A 1962 to be exact. A neck with the truss adjustment at the heel, and a laminate rosewood fretboard, would be '62.
    Even though this strat is not a 62 clone in a few ways, it is done along the lines of a '62. If I ever decide to do a 62 clone I will already have a neck with the correct decal.

    This vender's decals are the best!!!
    light years ahead of the rest of the decal pack!
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