The Green Monster 'Greenie'

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by AK DRAGON, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    I've wanted to start my own version of Clapton's 'Blackie'. I've mulled over the idea for many moons. Until now.

    Specs:
    Rear Route Strat
    Flame Maple on Alder
    Green Burst on Trans Green (natural mask binding)
    S/S/S
    25th Anniversary Lace Sensor Gold matched set
    Vintage 6 Hole Trem
    Gold Knobs/5way

    Neck:
    Warmoth Pro Strat
    Right Handed Reverse
    Flame Maple or Birdseye
    Wizard Contour
    Gold 6100 Fretwire
    Graptech TUSQ
    Schaller Locking (gold)
    No Inlay, side dots only
     

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    thatguy87 DjentyGoodness

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    I predict I will enjoy this thread. :yesway:
     
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    ThePhilosopher Reason User

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    This is going to be full of win.
     
  4. scherzo1928

    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Very good recipe.

    Best of luck!
     
  5. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    Teaser pics of the neck
    I wasn't too keen on not having inlay
    so I chose Abalone dots
     

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    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    I have a body... She's a tease!
     

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    ThePhilosopher Reason User

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    Green sexy body is sexy.
     
  8. iRaiseTheDead

    iRaiseTheDead Ashes Of Rebirth

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    Mmm P: can't wait
     
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    Now that's some green right there.
     
  10. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    Cavity is shielded (not the best job but will do the job)
    Vintage Trem is in (check)
    25th Anniversary Lace Sensors in (Check)

    Left to do
    Straplocks
    Pick up new Volume and Tone knobs (ones I have are too short)
    USPS can't decide between now and Christmas to deliver the Neck.
    Install Neck to Body
    Install tuners
    String and set up


    Can we say SMOKIN'!?
     

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    s_k_mullins !@#$?!

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    I predict that this will be friggin' awesome! :yesway:

    Can't wait for final pics!
     
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    Munch Luthier

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    Yowza.
     
  13. AK DRAGON

    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    mini update. I have to order new Volume and Tone pots as I'm not able to get them here locally. Neck is still in USPS limbo and gave them hell for it.. If they lost it I will find a Schecter neck to beat them with.
     
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    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    SURPRISE UPDATE!!

    The neck mysteriously showed up. Must have been that threatening I did.

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    MapleLeaf97 SS.org Regular

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    <3 I like this much
     
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    While I'm usually not a fan of maple fretboards, the binding really helps bring that all together, awesome work. And I thought you said no inlays?
     
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    AK DRAGON Guitar Popcicle

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    I saw this one in the gallery when I was ordering and @ 20% off my no inlays went out the door.
     
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    Completely understandable :lol:.
     
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    musikizlife TCM Softhands

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    Wow! why did i just find out about this now..
    shes a beaut so far! cant wait to see more :) YUM
     
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    Darkstar124 Strongman

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    MY GOD ITS BEAUTIFUL
     

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