Strat 7: opposite of Masterbuilt. Disasterbuilt?

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  1. GXPO

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    What am I witnessing here? Is someone getting a free guitar or have I accidentally projected everyone's hopes and dreams?
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    How many pennies in the piggybank are we talking here?
     
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    eaeolian Pictures of guitars I don't even own anymore! Super Moderator

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    Well, those are looking awesome. :yesway:
     
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    Seven string strat with flat mount floyd.

    Oh yes.
     
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    You should do a run of these.
     
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    How sweet would it be if someone like you made strat necks for RG's? And baritone conversion too pleez.
     
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    Trem and nut prep complete. Going into finish shortly. These will be Nitro. What color pickguards? The third, darker, fingerboard is actually baked flame maple. Once it is sanded, it will lighten substantially, and the flame figure will pop out since we are doing gloss over that one.

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    Wow those look magnificent. The big '70s style headstock was a fun idea!

    The attention to detail is sooo nice. The routing for the Floyd block is just enough for the block and nothing more.

    For a Mary Kaye type finish, I'd go with a white pickguard, probably. I've seen some with a brushed gold-looking pickguard, but I don't know how to get that blank material and no one makes those pickguards for 7-strings.
     
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    Just before clear coat stage now. Pick guard blank materials on order. White for Cardinal, probably something insane for my MetalOrange burst, and Tort for the 70's burst.

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    The metallic burst halo on mine fades or reappears, depending on the angle viewed.
     
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    About an hour ago I was wondering where these guitars were up to, perfect timing!

    Man those all look so good. That Orange is really cool. But I think the sunburst is my favourite.
     
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    I'm liking the white one because of the grain under it, but they are all awesome!!
     
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    Wow those look great. The Mary Kay is gorgeous!!! The orange burst is very unique but looks very nice. The tort will look great with the bullseye burst.

    If you're still on the lookout for crazy pickguard material for the orange burst:

    Quickguards sells some nutty sparkle pickguard material.

    Delmar Products has a huge selection of interesting stuff, but I'm not sure how to order small sheets from them. But here's the catalog:
    Delmarproducts.com/catalog

    Some are pretty wild.

    EDIT: looks like Delmar sells sheets around 24"x54". So a pretty big sheet. Not sure of their prices. Probably depends on the quantity. But from their gallery it seems like they might supply material to more than a few pickguard manufacturers.
     
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    White and orange ones should be gorgeous.
     
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    Any of these leap out at you?

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    #3
     
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    I'd also go for #3. I think #1 or #2 looks good too if you wanted less contrast. I'd kinda lean to #2 in that case.
     
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    Ok how do I get one of these?
     
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    Question for everyone. These three need special logo's because I don't have agreement finalized with Fender for use of the headstock shape. What, if anything, do I put under the clear on the headstock? It looks a little plain/boring/Warmoth-y if I dont put anything. Can't use company name on just this batch. Thoughts?

    It could be literally anything. We have a logo/decal designer on tap, just need a name/subjectmatter/something. Cardinal, what do you want?
     
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    Can't thank you enough for how awesome all of this is. I'd hate for the headstock shape to cause you and the company troubles; just let me know if you'd rather use your own design.

    If it can't be your company's logo, I can try to think of something cool. Off the top of my head, the two short "mottos" I try to keep in mind are "never broken" (pretty much anything, including relationships, can be fixed if you're willing to put in the work and resources to fix it) and "tout comprendre" (short for tout comprendre c'est to pardonner; to understand all is to forgive all). Those conceivably could look okay on a headstock.

    I'll try to tinker with some ideas.
     

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