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trying to start making a strat

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:27 am    Post subject: trying to start making a strat Reply with quote

Hi shortscalers (I havent been writting here in a while, but always fun feeling to check out the 'feeling' here) !
And I finally want to make a guitar.A friend gave me somekind of stratocaster type body (finished in white) from the 80s (so he claimed).
And I thought maybe I could put in a strat type neck, fixed bridge (or is that useless if it already has a tremolo system hole in the body), gretsch (filtertron) type pickups.

The hardest part now could be getting the right neck, yes ?

If putting together a strat isnt too boring Embarassed I would be happy to ask some advices (where to start), or any ideas. Get a bump to start doing.

Thanks.

(sorry for me messing up where should I have posted this)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Izodiak - I built a strat a few years ago. There's a thread here. It was much more straightforward than I expected (and, weirdly, easier than making a tele).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also done this.

http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=64337

I the body is already routed for a tremolo, it probably makes most sense to put the tremolo on and lock it down.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also vote for installing a trem and just blocking it off as the quickest and easiest solution to a hardtail... less room for alignment error or pickguard fit issues with the vast majority of affordable guards/bridges you'll find out there too.
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