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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

I've had this for about a month now, but I finally got around to getting some video of it down, so here I am.

Essentially, this is my take on a JS1000, tweaked to my specs. Chambered swamp ash body, quilted maple top, contoured neck joint, a somewhat chaotic, wavy birdseye neck, Original Floyd Rose, PAF Pro and Fred pickups, 3-way blade with a coil tap on the tone pot. I had Warmoth finish the body in blue burst, but id a tung oil finish on the neck myself - 8 coats, and I buffed back all but the last two to leave a thin gloss,

This is an awesome sounding guitar - very clear and piano-like in the attack, and loves mid-gain sort of liquid but not completely saturated distortion. It plays pretty spectacularly, too.

Video - first, me doing a playthrough of one of the songs on the album I'm wrapping up - sorry, I forgot to normalize the audio here so it's kind of quiet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=18HIzg0zYxU

And then some clean stuff with the coil tap pulled:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhCYf...w&feature=plcp

and pics:





I'm completely thrilled with the way it came out!
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Re: NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

Very nice! Congratulations. I'm building a Warmoth/Fender partscaster right now too. Just waiting for the rest of the parts to come to finish it off. What are the specs on your neck?
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Re: NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

Very similar to yours, actually (I commented in your thread after posting this) - Modern carve, stainless 6150 fretwire. Warmoth Pro construction, however.

It's an awesome feeling neck.
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Re: NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

Diggin the finish color you chose. Looks killer.
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Very similar to yours, actually (I commented in your thread after posting this) - Modern carve, stainless 6150 fretwire. Warmoth Pro construction, however.

It's an awesome feeling neck.
Nice, yeah, mine feels nice from what I can tell. Cannot wait to finally set it up and play.
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Re: NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

Sweet build!! I'm officially adding a partscaster to the list of builds I want to do.
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Sweet build!! I'm officially adding a partscaster to the list of builds I want to do.
Do it! It's a ton of fun, and the results are SERIOUSLY nice.
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Nice guitar. Congrats.
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Thanks man!
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Re: NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

it's gorgeous. i love super strats.


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That is too beautiful!

That is the second Strat I've seen that I truely loved everything about.
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Dang that's awesome!!! What did that set you back Drew?
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Re: NGD: Warmoth Partscaster (pics + Video)

Thanks guys!

All in probably just shy of $1400. That said, had I finished the body myself I could have shaved that down quite a bit - probably less than a grand.
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