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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-19-2007, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Squire 51 Relic Update

Here's some updated pics from my Squire Relic project using Ibanez Collector's tutorial

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I have headstock decals on the way, then I am sending her off to IC to fix the neck, since my job on it was awful, and touch up some of the body work.
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Very Cool!

Y'know, given that they are ridiculously good value for what you pay for 'em, and sadly discontinued, the Squier '51 might become the first collectible Squier..........
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Im not sure about "ridiculouly good" value. Stock it had it's problems, but I suppose for a beginner it was ok. I had a few parts laying around to upgrade with so it didnt cost me much out of pocket.
I had the Gibson 57 Classic for the bridge laying around and pots and switches, and klusons. I had to buy the neck pickup (Fender Vintage Noiseless) and the new control plate since the original didnt have a spot for a 3 way switch. If I had known what a pain in the ass it was going to be to route out the control cavity for American pots and a 3 way, Im not sure I would've gone that way.
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that's pretty sweet.

I wanna do a project like that later on.

probably with a standard fat strat.

how can I do that with a standard fat strat?

how much do you think it would cost?
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that's pretty sweet.

I wanna do a project like that later on.

probably with a standard fat strat.

how can I do that with a standard fat strat?

how much do you think it would cost?

...... I'll add the dings and scratches for free ........
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Materials are cheap. All you really need is sandpaper and stain.
For tools, mainly a heat gun and screw drivers. The cost isnt much but it's time consuming. Ibanez Collector does it as side work too, otherwise he made a pretty good tutorial thats about 70 pages as a .pdf. I think its posted here, otherwise I could email it to you if you pm me your address.
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Looks pretty cool!
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are you going to rust up the bridge and tuners?
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Re: Squire 51 Relic Update

That's pretty cool. Actually, one of my friends (who's getting quite decent at guitar) learned on a '51, and I played one, and they're surprisingly better than I expected.
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Yeah Im sending her to IC for the bridge and tuners.
I got my headstock decals today.
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Re: Squire 51 Relic Update

Elcid, how is the neck on those 51's? Thick, thin, somewhere in the middle?
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Elcid, how is the neck on those 51's? Thick, thin, somewhere in the middle?
I'd call it thick. Thicker than my US Strat and a definite baseball bat compared to any Ibanez shredneck. Sorry, I realize I'm not Elcid but I have one of these little beaut's too, only I swapped the stock neck out with a Mexican Strat neck that I had lying around - much better now.
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Re: Squire 51 Relic Update

Thanks for the reply, Supermau. I didn't think it'd have a chunky neck.
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I've heard it described as thick, but I dont think it is. Of course I love the neck on my R7.
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I've heard it described as thick, but I dont think it is.
Just to be clear, we're talking about necks here, right? Ya never can be too sure when you're posting in a thread with the Elcid.
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