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Project by lashing posted 04-22-2012 07:48 PM 1488 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If anyone is interested in more pictures or the gallery of this gutiar being made – here is the link White Strat Making of





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 04-23-2012 05:58 AM

Very nice work. I liked the build pics on your site. Did you cut the fret kerfs yourself? I’m impressed at how smooth the paint looks over the sealed alder. Did you buff it out after painting?

-- Allen, Colorado

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Rob W

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#2 posted 04-23-2012 12:44 PM

Beautiful. Are you concerned about any copyright issues?

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!, http://www.witzkewood.com

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lashing

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#3 posted 04-24-2012 04:33 AM

Customer put the logo on himself. Often, these customers have endorsements.

Paint was buffed. Frets are cut right here as mentioned on the site and you even see the simple jig used to cut them on the table saw. They are finessed after that though as they are cut flat at first then after the board is radiused to bring them to an even depth EXACTLY of the fret tang, with radius and equal accross length. No gaps.

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dpwalker

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#4 posted 04-24-2012 05:34 AM

Stunning! Dumb question for you. How are the clay dots installed? It appears to be a soft clay that hardens over time? Sort of like a wood putty would do?

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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lashing

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 04:34 AM

Yup, claydots are like … a clay. Its my own concoction. wood puttys are pretty close. People come to me for total authentic touches. I dont use whats available. If what I need is not available I make it. I cast those knobs, I made the celluloid pickguards …. I had the metal bridges made to old spec etc. Thats my trip.

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