Strat 7: opposite of Masterbuilt. Disasterbuilt?

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  1. eelblack2

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    Rounded fingerboard end/heel/tenon like a Fender strat, or squared end of fingerboard, like a Charvel San Dimas?

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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Lucky for me this doesn't have a maple fretboard or I'd already be throwing money at the screen.
     
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    Making fixtures now, so making judgment call rounded. I think it will make sense over the pickguard, visually. On the rear routed strats, we will offer flat, since no pickguard.
     
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    You're awesome Lee! I guess I prefer the rounded. Nice Strat! ;)
     
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    Good judgement!
     
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    Building up two of the Front-Routed/Pickguard versions. One for Mr Oldskool, and one just because it's good to be me. Carbon rods inside the neck make me feel a whole lot better since we aren't using any stringers or counter-glued grain. I know it's probably overkill, but down here in South Florida the humidity makes pretzel necks out of one-piece-ers.

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    And just because I can't be normal for too long, enjoy unrelated Captain-Insano-Bengal from one of my other masterful friends. This is just the test sample, thus no routes, but I like where this is headed.

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    Looks fantastic. The carbon rods are a good idea IMHO. Blanks glued up very nicely.

    That bengal burst is fantastic. Not an easy finish to get right, and that looks right on.
     
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    That McNaught bengal paint job is sweet :yesway:
     
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    Hey, if Woody James got away with it... BTW this is awesome. +1 on the flatter radius. I'm always dicking with allen wrenches on my Squire Standard strat and Affinity Jazzmaster. The woes of playing cleans, rhythm and lead. With this New Low project I have going, would be awesome to have an SC strat 7. Playing classic rock on 7 and lower tuned 6's.
     
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    this thread is awesome, as someone whose been contemplating putting together a slightly unique strat myself this is super inspiring. Also keep the pics coming this is a joy to witness.
     
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    That bengal burst is awesome.
     
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    Where we're going....we don't need ROADS.....

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    Pfft that one can't be yours, not enough strings :rofl:
     
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    Holy CRAP that looks prefect! What are those pickups, do they have anodized aluminum covers? They look amazing!
     
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    Hand made for realz yo.

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    Duncan Vintage Staggered 7's. We have been tinkering with both dye and paint gun/clear options, so any color anything pickup is possible, and scratching/wear is a non-issue. Good eye on the metallic, yes, there is sparkle mixed in with the cranberry/purple color concoction. Nice thing with singles is you can pull the cover and do whatever you want with color.
     
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    Looks spectacular. The grain on both of those bodies is great. Routing is super clean. Looks like great, straight grain on the neck and board too. Very nice attention to details like that.
     
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    Starting to look like a strat!
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    Building three of them is scientifically provable as 300% more fun. True story.
     
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    Simply amazing!
     
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    Will be a Mary Kay White with a flat Floyd, no up pull at all, neck pitch adjusted accordingly.
    Natural (gloss) with flat Floyd, standard minimal up pull.
    3 tone burst with Hipshot 7 trem, CBS era headstock.

    You get first pick of whatever you like when complete. The other two, well I guess I'll just have to suffer along, and keep them. Don't cry for me Argentina.
     
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