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post #61 of 118 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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Warmoth does VERY nice stuff - I just posted my partscaster in the Other Guitars forum, coincidentally. I also went with the SS6150 fretwire - I'd meant to do regular Jumbo 6100 in stainless, but I accidentally checked the wrong box in my excitement when I put the neck order in (I grabbed a showcase neck with a gorgeous chaotic quilt/birdseye, but one that hadn't yet been fretted), and when I got it strung up I found I absolutely loved it, anyway.

Unfortunately, I'm sure this won't be my last Warmoth project.
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post #62 of 118 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah I did the same thing. It's narrower than I was expecting, but I hope I like it.
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post #63 of 118 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here's the tuners all installed. Hope these sort out the need for a string tree


Pickguard arrived today, test fit. Can't wait to get the rest sorted.


And a progress picture of the bridge
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The riff to Bark at the Moon just started playing in my head..
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Although I'm seeing more EVH sans-stripes with this.
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I'm kinda seeing Jake e Lee playing this as well.can't wait to see the finished product
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Adrian Smith!
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Adrian Smith!
That is one of the influences for this build.
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so its a Smith Van Lee. AWESOME!!
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so its a Smith Van Lee. AWESOME!!
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All wired up, ready to go. Hoping that my stand by bridge might arrive today or tomorrow at the local music shop so I can finish it off. Well until my good bridge arrives. Hoping that this really is a kickass player.

Working out the costs of this, including shipping on the items, it it has ended up costing me a bit more than a new Squier Classic Vibe Strat (which is just under $600 here in Australia), and it has a more preferable neck shape, stainless steel frets, and compound radius fretboard, so for me it's been well worth it.
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All wired up, ready to go. Hoping that my stand by bridge might arrive today or tomorrow at the local music shop so I can finish it off. Well until my good bridge arrives. Hoping that this really is a kickass player.

Working out the costs of this, including shipping on the items, it it has ended up costing me a bit more than a new Squier Classic Vibe Strat (which is just under $600 here in Australia), and it has a more preferable neck shape, stainless steel frets, and compound radius fretboard, so for me it's been well worth it.
I would say that this guitar is directly comparable to a $900 Charvel. I think you did VERY well my friend........I can wait to see a clip of it in action!!!


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I would say that this guitar is directly comparable to a $900 Charvel. I think you did VERY well my friend........I can wait to see a clip of it in action!!!
$900 American... No telling how that compares to Australian. This looks a lot like my dream Charvel SoCal... I might have to do this someday... Especially since they don't make it anymore.
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I would say that this guitar is directly comparable to a $900 Charvel. I think you did VERY well my friend........I can wait to see a clip of it in action!!!
Thanks, I hope it plays as well as it looks (from afar). The clear coat on the fretboard and headstock looks pretty ****ty (and a little damaged now too), but the back feels great. I'm interested primarily in playability at this stage, so not too concern with the aesthetics.

I still definitely want one of those Charvel Pro Mods. So hard to get here in Australia now, and they seem becoming rare to find for sale in the States too.
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$900 American... No telling how that compares to Australian. This looks a lot like my dream Charvel SoCal... I might have to do this someday... Especially since they don't make it anymore.
Actually, the USD and the AUD are usually pretty close. In this case, $900 USD equates to $865 and some change AUD......... just a little side info.


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