Rick Hubka wrote:Fantastic Strat Build!
Can you tell us where you got your strat body cut file. I don't mind paying for one as apposed to a hundred hours of my time to learn to make one poorly.
You can find tons of Strat copy guitars around for a hundred bucks but nothing beats saying you built it yourself!
Rick Hubka wrote:I've been checking out neck and parts prices for building a Strat. A genuine Fender Strat neck with logo is like $500. I think the logo sticker on it costs 400.
Then there is the good parts and kits from http://www.stewmac.com/
Yes I know the china stuff is made cheap and it takes a long time to ship. But...
$27 for a finished maple strat neck with free shipping! They have Belcat pickups there which are fair quality.
$27... Why would I make one?
Stickman wrote: One thing that distinguished Stratocasters from Les Pauls or Fender Telecasters was the contoured body shape, not flat topped. That, of course, adds more work (and cost) to the original. That might be a project for someone to figure out in Aspire.
Because you can.........
Rick Hubka wrote:Because you can.........
Ya... I hear ya. That's the answer I give people when they ask "Why are you building your old german shepherd a dog elevator".
Should be done in a few weeks. Using an electric hoist and arduino's for controls.
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