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The neglected Strat in the backgound.

Discussion in 'Instrument Makers' started by Blueglass, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Blueglass

    Blueglass Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    I meant to work on this one always one step ahead of my own design to practice everything first. Typical me it didn't work out that way. Sissoo aka North Indian Rosewood body and neck, fingerboard is Cacao, the tree that chocolate comes from. Inlays are copper rod, brass tube and crushed lapis.

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    Blueglass Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    More pics

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    Still needs a lot more finish work and a bit of neck re carve, level and crown.... Yada yada

    Quick mock up for giggles.

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    Inlay I would handle a bit different. I would hold the whole set of rods with a pin until the CA sets up. Instead next time I will cut the small rods short so after filling a crescent moon will show in the fill medium.

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    Very pretty. Love the wood grain.
     
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    That is looking sweet Les!!
     
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    Crafty stuff with the use of the “pins” for the fretboard marker and the slot for the truss rod spoke wheel:good2:. There is something real “edgy” and “rebellious” with the reverse headstock. Plus makes the treble strings more plinky and a lot easier to bend.
     
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    I've been listening to a fair amount of "Stoner Rock/ Doom Metal" which amounts to downtuned 70's riffs when it is good. I put this together with that in mind. IT will be fun to play.
     
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    Arn213 craM de la craM # RipJack City! Full Member

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    I see where you are going with it. Is that just a master volume knob or is that a blender knob with push/pull to mix the treble and bass pups?

    Do have a question, if you did not do a scarf joint and made the angle one piece (I think you mentioned 13 degrees), you need a blank that is 2-2-1/4” milled flat?
     
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    It does have a scarf joint. Master volume, it will have a 3 position blade as well. I've been sticking with simple as possible on this and the last one. The Buttonwood strat before thatI got carried away with P-Rails and a Superswitch. Had to create my own schematic.
     
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    Great idea with the pin inlays. Lace pups should sound quite nice
     
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    Incredible wood combos! Don't know anything about the instrument, but it is a real beauty! First time I've seen Cacao wood used on this forum. Chuck
     
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    I have some fine tuning but close enough. I think the black hardware worked with this one.

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    Oh yeah... The black hardware most definitely worked this time.

    But the bright red pick has got to go!! :rofl:
     
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    Ah ha ha, that is the thinness I like there is nothing I can do about the color.
     
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    How thin is it?
     
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    It would be considered a thin. I've been lighening up my touch all around. I've been taking the advice that BB King gave Billy Gibbons, Why do you want to fight it, make it easy on yourself. My arthritic pinky has not been locking up.
     
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    .38 mm and drop dead sexy! Not to mention your new sex appeal to the Star Wars Crowd!
     
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