Strat 7: opposite of Masterbuilt. Disasterbuilt?

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  1. cardinal

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    Threw this together from parts laying around. A few years back I had a Fender Masterbuilt 7-string neck that I used in a spare-no-expense build. This is the exact opposite. Squier neck. Random body. Who knows where the pickups came from. No paint. Hack job with a Dremel, chisel, and drill. Some things definitely could have gone better, but the joints seem solid, it intonates, and plays well, so yay!

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    So the important question us, which is more fun to play? The masterbuilt or disasterbuilt?
     
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    Fun for me to play? Definitely the Disasterbuilt since I sold the Masterbuilt to Lee in a fit of gear-purging stupidity. The Masterbuilt neck was very special, that's for sure. But this one plays and sounds great too and is easier to set up since the bridge isn't so unusual (Masterbuilt had a Fender locking trem that was a bit of a bear for me to get to the right radius).
     
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    Do you even strat 7 ???

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    Holy shit. Moar pics? Love those colors!

    And OP:

    I'd love to have something like that. Unfortunately I have NEVER came across a 7 string strat (or parts of one!) in finland. Those 7 string strats are a bit of a mindfuck to look at. Like "wait a minute, there's something wrong about that strat..." :lol:
     
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    Or a little plainer with a Floyd7

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    These are not disasterbuilt! Can I ask who's building these and if they're taking additional orders? I'd prefer something without any figured top, but those look great.
     
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    ya all gonna get sued by Mr Maestro

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    JohnIce Singlecoils = tr00

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    I don't think these are "true 7-strings" according to his vast authority, but I can't remember why and absolutely can't be bothered to look it up :lol:
     
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    Looks great for a disasterbuilt! Good job.
     
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    Alder, Ash, or other wood, and what color finish do you want to see? A burst of some sort? Maple neck and/or board I'm assuming? Be specific. Bridge preference?

    Any objection if the neck rear has stringers? It certainly helps avoid future twisting, but I also get the Eric Johnson "I can hear you are looking at me" preferences.

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    I'd like to see whatever wood and bridge combo gets one into my house!

    My preference probably will always be a maple fretboard, pickguard, and an ash body either with a two-tone burst or Mary-Kay white. Bridge preference probably is non-recessed Floyd because it says in tune, period.

    Stringers don't bother me necessarily, though plenty of necks seem to avoid twisting without them. But I assume they don't create problems either.

    The guitars look great either way!
     
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    Let me see if I can come up with a front route/pickguard cutting plan. That was the next idea I wanted to prototype.
     
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    Is 24 frets posible?
     
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    Cool. I obviously can help with that if you're interested. I made the pickguard in the OP, and actually made one from clear acrylic to help line things up (helpful to see through it when looking at the routes, etc.).
     
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    Errrbody makes 24 fret 7-string superstrats! 22 frets is where it's at!
     
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    Excellent, I may need to borrow that template. You will be my pig of guinea, if you don't object. I'm pulling a swamp ash blank, or do you want Northern? Also, Forward or reverse headstock, and do you want traditional Fender, or the proto one below?

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    Holy shit. Also good to hear from you dude!
     
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    Happy to help (and purchase if available!). Is northern ash the harder/heavier stuff? I tend to prefer that to the lighter ash. The lighter ash is more resonant but doesn't sustain as well IME. And I'll admit that I just like the normal Fender headstock, but for a non-Fender that's a great design!
     

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