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Project B/W

Postby letch77 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:37 pm

The VHI is underway. It actually was a couple weeks ago, I've just been more focused on my 5150.
The subject, as pieced together from the internet. I'm surprised it worked with ME wiring it up!
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Here it is after the black has been sprayed. I plan on striping this weekend if it gets warmer. I'm using regular Duplicolor acrylic lacquer since black, white, and clear are the only colors needed.
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I got a brass nut blank and shaped it VERY well with a Dremel tool. I'll wait until assembly to cut the slots...to allow proper string height.

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RE: Project B/W

Postby 8TrackBrowney » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:32 am

Qewl, lookin forward to seein the finished product.

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Postby letch77 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:14 pm

Mother Nature had other plans for my guitar last weekend, so I can finally paint tonight. Here are pics of the taped body. My 4th coat of white is drying while I upload these. =)
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The stripes may not be dead on, but they're close enough for my liking!
Pictures of the unmasked body (hmm...sounds hot!) should be ready in about an hour...

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Postby al3d » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:16 pm

Greath work man. Don't worry about the strips....it's what makes it our own version bascicaly..:)

I,m gonna make one soon. got all the parts, a 1980 strat that's been...let's say abuse but neck is totaled.
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Postby letch77 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:30 pm

Hey, I found a guy on ebay who has necks for $109 and free shipping. However, with you being overseas, you may have to pay shipping. But the neck I got from him is great and even has the CBS headstock! I'll buy from him again when I get the neck for my red frankie.

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Postby al3d » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:46 pm

letch77 wrote:Hey, I found a guy on ebay who has necks for $109 and free shipping. However, with you being overseas, you may have to pay shipping. But the neck I got from him is great and even has the CBS headstock! I'll buy from him again when I get the neck for my red frankie.


overseas?...huh...Canada is just north of you mate..LOL..no oceans between us..just a few big lakes at best..:). and i only use Musikraft necks...it's the most important part of an axe..so i want Top quality
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Postby letch77 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:33 pm

Oops, I guess if I could remember what I've read I'd have known Canada! My bad.
I just pulled the tape off and I couldn't be happier with the results! These lines are laser sharp...only 1 small touch up needed! Here are the pics:
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darn this is fun! :D

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Postby al3d » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:31 am

Looking Good man..real good. Are you doing a factory finish?..or relic a bit?..also, any reason you did'nt plug the single coils's routing to help your tone?....
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Postby letch77 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:21 am

I'm doing factory finish. I didn't worry too much about the tone by plugging the single coil routes because the isn't going to be a player. I have my Wolfgang and ESP that are my players. =)
The routes look cheap (and it was a cheap body) but that's fine on this one because they get covered with a pickguard anyway. I'm working on getting a cheap Strat body with SSS routes for my Frankenstrat. Should be able to get one for $50-$60.

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Postby letch77 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:47 pm

Here is after the clearcoat was applied. I did that a few weeks ago; now I just have to let it hang for 4 months, then finish.
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Note the "orange peel" look...God bless wetsanding!
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Question about necks; the original Frankie (black/white) had a CBS headstock, right? Did the red/black/white Frankie have a regular-sized headstock? Did both of them have the trussrod adjustment at the headstock or the heel? (I've seen some pics that have a walnut plug in the headstock trussrod hole) If someone could answer me...these questions three...
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Postby df5150 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:49 am

Adjustment at heel, sort of CBS headstck I dont think it is exact.
It broke and he got a regular strat headstock for the franky.

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Postby letch77 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:59 pm

Got this project done this weekend! It took longer than I had hoped, but I had to do some touch-ups. I even added a brass nut just like Eddie's. Now, to string it up and see if it works.
I'll add some more pictures when I get some better lighting.

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Postby spidey1 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:56 am

Nice!!!!!!

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Postby letch77 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:57 pm

Took some more pics the other day before the weather decided to dump about 7" of snow on us. Put a Gibson decal on the headstock (thanks, YMI5150?) and it's barely visible...perfect!

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Postby sdhalenfan » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:44 pm

Good job man...what paint did you use on this?
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