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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Project-Build: DNA-type Swirled Strat

Well, it's time for another project!
This time I want to try and put together a killer Swirled Super-strat.

Nate Perle provided me with a totally stunning cleared swirled strat body with hum/hum configuration and a back-route (to show the swirl of course!) The colors are extremely bright and not too busy and the color seperation is awesome-




HotRod6Strings provided a 1-5/8" aftermarket strat neck with an almost-black rosewood board and creme dots (which I might convert to green dots), 12 radius and #6000 Dunlop frets and vintage tinted, quarter-sawn maple with a nitro finish. I'm currently chasing down a LoPro bridge and I just ordered DiMarzio Evolutions in black/green. I'm also thinking green knobs and switch tip in (case anyone has some lying around.)
Anyway, that's where I am right now. I'm hoping it turns out to be a great guitar -time will tell......more pix and info as it progresses.....

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-17-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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Im not a fan of red or yellow on guitars,but still that looks awesome and Im looking forward to updated pics of the process
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Very nice swirl.

Reverse headstock?
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i cant wait to see this. ive NEVER seen a strat that i like. EVER
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Update: neck is on. LoPro is en route, pickups in process....I'm thinking of putting a clear strat pickguard on her- ala Jem swirl. Floyd nut in cosmo black on order - and I'm going to go with the metal serrated knobs with the allen wrench locks-(like a tele)for me in a live situation they work better than hats.
Orange drop .047's are delivered, 5 way switchcraft and CTS 500K pots are here. Gonna spare no expense and use silver solder for all points on this one.

I'm a huge fan of tap-testing neck and body woods-AFTER they are put together. Each resonates at a certain frequency and they may sound good alone but sometimes they will cancel themselves out when joined together - I believe that getting the two parts to resonate in harmony and you're half way there to a great guitar.

More soon.....
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The LoPro was delivered - thanks to Allen for providing a BRAND NEW condition bridge!
More pix soon....
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My pleasure Looking forward to seeing the finished guitar! Did you decide on a clear pickguard or not? Personally I'm a fan of the clear pickguard (especially on a finish that nice).
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This should look pretty good get some pics up of her. I built this one out of parts I had knocking around, I ended up fitting abrass nut, wilkinson/ gotoh bridge and fitted all green vol/ tone nobs, I just sold it.
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Nice.
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if you happen to find neon green speed knobs on your knob/switch tip journey, please send me a PM.

been hunting down those things for weeks because of my fear of buying used parts...
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Very nice Mr. Mills- looks like a scalloped board?
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Well, it's a PLAYER!


Here she is newly completed. I gigged her last week and she performed flawlessly.



Fabulous tone, feel and looks. Overall, a GREAT guitar ;^).
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SWEET! BTW, how did the Oct 2nd gig go?
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Cool!
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Looks very cool, although I'd prefer a maple fretboard.
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