View Full Version : Latest FastTracks Franken

07-26-2007, 07:42 AM
ok i know some of you guys dont really like these but heres my latest EVH, Focus 3000 body custom woods neck FastTracks paint work with over 20 coats of satin clear. :notworthy




ive got an OFR and a duncan custom for her new nut and tuners just sitting and watching the clear dry..suxs.

07-26-2007, 09:09 AM
That's cool, I have a beat up 3000 body that I was thinking about doing a Frankie-Where did you get the neck?

07-26-2007, 10:00 AM
its a custom woods neck, Bruce (bkeen) has used one as a new neck for a Kramer Grail Body.

nice work Rick ;)

07-26-2007, 07:06 PM
the neck came from custom woods an e-bay seller..i didnt get one that was ready to play it was bare and it needed a grind and polish but its of good quality and was afforadable i got it a few years ago before they were going for over $ 250 i rate it between a mighty mite and a warmoth ..its got the look for the franken.

07-26-2007, 08:01 PM
Rick, I loved all your Frankenstraats!! I think I'm going to have you build me one someday, I'm serious.

07-30-2007, 09:51 AM
not a VH fan
But great job on the paint! It looks like a tough paint job?

07-30-2007, 02:53 PM
its not too hard the hardest part is being patient..black coat 1st let it dry 2 days tape it off then spray white.wait 2 days then mask for the red.i used the e-books from paint your own guitar they are awesome.i push down on all the tape lines about 10 times and i only had 2 places with bleed thru and they get touched up with a brush before clear coat.i used satin clear instead of crystal clear on this one.now i have to let it sit a month and i dont think im even going to wet sand and buff..i might sand thru in a spot or 2 to make it look like its toured..maybe a ciggarette burn or 2.so simple a caveman can do it :icon_lol:

08-11-2007, 01:56 PM
Damn Rick,
I got a customwoods neck too for my 5150 and my neck doesnt look that nice did you do anything to it to bring out like that?
heres my 5150 that i did with the focus body I got from you!
I went with the relic'd look and stained the neck to give it the played look!
What did you use to dress the frets mine are a little rough on the edges.
Not mexistrat rough, but still a little to rough to really be comfortable!

08-16-2007, 05:10 PM
ok here is the outcome,i decided not to buff it yet just play it..i remember that body that you got from me and didnt i throw in a suprise with that..




its not exact but this is how i wanted mine.i have another 3000 body coming if anyone wants one.

08-16-2007, 05:16 PM
Damn Rick, you have just got parts everywhere!

I might need a Focus 1000 Body if you find one, I have a potential project in mind...

08-16-2007, 05:41 PM
AW Hell Rick,
I dont remember a surprise!!
it was awhile ago and remember we are children of the 80's:bonghit: :alcoholic1:
I know you gave it to me for a good price!:thumbs:

08-17-2007, 04:43 AM
didnt i give you the e-book on the 5150 ?

08-17-2007, 08:16 AM
YES!!!! YOU SURE DID!!:notworthy :notworthy
And I can honestly say it wouldnt have turned out as good as it did if you didnt!! That book is great!!:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Thanks again and sorry I forgot!:icon_redf


V King
08-17-2007, 10:32 PM
man thats nice, good work Rick :thumbs: :eusa_thin 20 coats alot though, anyways good stuff their :icon_wink