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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up My Squier '51 Project

I bought this for $30.00 back in December '06. I sank about $110.00 into it.

It's a fun guitar now. It has a distinct voice and has found a place in the collection. My first mod-project too, so that was interesting. I feel it's $140 well spent!

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Mid '90s MIM Strat neck
Schaller Tuners
GFS scratchplate
GFS single coil and "Vintage '59" PAF
GFS C-21 bridge
Gibson-style p/u toggle

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-04-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

nice except the switch
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

Cool! I dig the Squier 51, it's just begging for mods and you changed the shape of the guard exactly how I would have. The original guard looks a stupid shape near the bridge pickup. I agree with Dragster on the switch. Would be cool without the Rhythm / Treble plate. But otherwise, looks good.
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

The Rhthym/Treb plate could be removed but I kind of like it for now.
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

Nice guitar, nice mods, well done!

I've always really dug the Squier '51's too. That new scratchplate improves it alot. Looks far better.
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

Nice! Cheap Squiers and the like are a really good canvas for excellent personalisations. Every time I see stuff like this I really want to start messing around with my RG321...
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The Rhthym/Treb plate could be removed but I kind of like it for now.
Cool, then keep it that way. Looks kinda retro like that anyway. How does it play?
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

It plays well. I sanded the tacky finish off the back of the neck which helped a lot. Doesn't play as smooth as my US Strat or Jem of course but it'll do. The old MIM neck I have on there is far better than the stock neck, for me anyway.

My goal was to not sink a lot of money into this but if I run across a deal on a better neck one day I might swap it out again.
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

Nice job, man. That looks awesome. I love the vintage look it has.
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Re: My Squier '51 Project

Good job!
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