|Project by Pookwood||posted 07-22-2012 01:29 PM||1687 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
This started 0ff as a bet from my Dad. You’ll never be able to make one, he says. Oh yeah?. I tried to make it as close to a fat strat as I could with a little vintage look to go with it. Of course, its not a real Fender strat, but I think its close. I started with a one piece Swamp Ash blank and routed the cavities for the pickups and electronics, jack, neck pocket. Then cut the outline of the strat body and shaped it. Its close, but not real close. The Neck, fret board are made from Rock maple, fretting and cutting the fret board was an adventure. I stained the body with Rustoleum Golden Mahogany stain,( I still don’t know if I should of done that or not) and finished with high gloss. The neck and fingerboard was finished with gun oil. Parts and electrics mostly aftermarket and a few Fender parts ( tremolo cover and tuning pegs), Pickups are from Dragonfire guitars and hardware from misc. suppliers. It takes alot of research to make one of these and patience…and lots of time. I think I might make another one, maybe….its was a challenge and a blast to make. And I won the bet.