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Old 01-28-2013, 08:37 AM
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Default Strat finally finished!

Here it is all purty and shiny, but it still just looks like a strat.
This is the one I built back in 2006.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:46 AM
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lookin' good. that neck is really nice
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I thought you had already seen it?
I knew the other Gooches saw it.
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I hadn't really seen the finished product, or I was just not paying attention at the time the pictures were being flaunted about hahaha
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:48 AM
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Thanks! I've found out that finishing
is a pain in the butt!

At least this time around it was, I will
get better at it, just like I did with fret jobs.
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Needs a good relicing.

Play it!!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:54 AM
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It's already getting some battle scars, and I've been trying to keep it fairly nice!
Just noticed a few dings in the back last night. Not sure how that happened.
I burned a small place down on the bottom of the body when I was rewiring the jack, too. There is a crack in the same area as the burn. Actually, the wood split way before I ever finished it. I think it was like that when I first made the body. So long ago, I don't remember. I've "fixed" it three times, and it keeps opening. I thought I had finally gotten it, stayed shut for a couple of months and even stayed shut until halfway through the clear coating. Then one day, it opened back up. I decided just to leave it. It doesn't hurt anything.

I'd be waaaaaay more careful with someone else's guitar! With my own stuff, I take more chances, and as long as it doesn't affect the playability, I don't care. A couple of times around the block and it will get knocked around anyway!
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Looks real nice. Whats the body paint colour called?
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Please don't relic that!! You did good, John.

What's the next project? Time to get your shred on me thinks.
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Nah, no relicing, not the artificial kind anyway.
Even though I thought I was being careful with it, I've already got a couple of scuffs on it.
Any relicing will be natural wear, the way it should be.
Rob, I thought you had already seen it? Jump in the Gooch chat sometime!
Normally, someone is on there.

Next project? I had to strip the hook body, because the paint wrinkled under the clear. A couple of months later, the clear wrinkled with it. Soooooo, I'm going to route it for a single in the neck, and I'm going to do something cool with the finish on it.
I'm not saying what until I do it, and I'll take pictures. Stay tuned.
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Nice color, reminds me of Daphne Blue tho I think yours is darker. Maple neck sets it off nicely too !
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It might be the light. It is supposed to be Daphne Blue, I got two cans from Reranch. In person, it's a little darker and there is a bit of green to it. I went with the Daphne because you see Sonic Blue Fendres all the time.
Wanted something just a little different.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:50 PM
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I always wanted a Daphne Blue Strat w/ the maple neck, but when I was shopping for one, they didn't have that color except on the Classic Vibe and some other series I don't recall. I think they rotate it in and out of the American Standard series every couple of years.
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I just made mine, but, I like to roll my own. Screwed it up a couple of times, but I have some good stories about it now! If I had to do it all over, I would have made the neck a touch thinner. It would make wrapping the thumb over easier.
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