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The latest

My posts have been few and far between in the last few months, apologies for that!

I’ll be adding some pictures and videos of my latest project. One that, I must say, is my favourite finish so far (From one I have finished – see the previous post for an awesome custom finish Nick of Stormbeard Arts did for my old grey tele).

So, it starts with gathering all the parts!

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Pretty much all from ebay.

I had a vision in mind for this one, so the body needed a lot of work to match it up. I knew I wanted dual humbuckers in this so the bridge had to be routed and the body sanded before applying any hardware or finish.

It was really hard finding a humbucker sized bridge that wasn’t through-body stringing. I do not have the tools or skills yet to drill perfect holes for through-body stringing. Obviously, as the picture shows, I found one eventually.

More coming up shortly, stay tuned – it will be worth the wait!

 

 

 

Welcome to my Blog

Hi Everyone

Welcome to my blog. I will be updating this with pictures, explanations and step by step guides of my latest Guitar Projects

I’ve been playing guitar now for 10 years. It has really become my passion. Not just playing, but learning the ins-and-outs of the electric guitar – everything from the electrics to re-finishing paint jobs, and from carving out new guitar shapes from planks to putting together DIY kits.

I made the step from playing guitar to customising my own when I was 17/18. I bought a start copy with the intention of painting it. I was heavily into Cream at the time and Eric Clapton’s SG was my dream guitar, so I bought this strat knowing full well I would sand off the (really nice) sunburst and get my paint brushes out.

From then on I have become a bit more ambitious with my projects still learning along the way.  I am sure more experienced guitar builders will spot a lot of mistakes, and I’d be interested to hear of any tips you may have!

Enjoy the blog!