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Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 12:00 PM        

So....I was digging around GFS the other day and they had finished set neck Strat and Tele body/neck combos for $100. I bought a Oly White Strat as I had all the goddies laying around to complete the guitar.<br /> <br /> I used an Am vintage bridge, aged white mother of toilet seat pick guard and a set of Schaler staggered locking tuners. PUs are Fat 50s neck, CS 69 middle and Duncan SSL-5 Bridge. Push/Pull pot for Bridge/neck PU combo or all three PUs if I wish.<br /> <br /> I had a few high frets to crown down and now that I'm playing it found a low spot on the high E at the 10th fret that I will fix at the next string change.<br /> <br /> Over all quality is very good. nice paint work, the neck joint seems strong and is comfortable and the truss rod works perfectly. <br /> <br /> I have an extra gold anodized aluminum PG that might go on it but the jury is still out. My logo on the headstock.



Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 12:02 PM        

Push/Pull engaged.



Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 12:03 PM        

Neck



Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 12:04 PM        

Headstock



Pinetree

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Jul 21st, 2017 12:20 PM        

Wow!<br /> <br /> <br />



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Jul 21st, 2017 12:25 PM        

Yeah, woah! I think the gold pg would be cool.<br /> <br /> But no cigarette burn decal?



Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 12:40 PM        

"But no cigarette burn decal?"<br /> <br /> I have a pack of Lucky's around here some ware to add seasoning if needed!<br /> <br /> OK, so I just went back to GFS and they still have this stuff available. I have a nice pair of DiMarzio HBs in a box so I ordered a set neck Tele in black with cream binding for $109. It's routed for HBs top mount. I got a shorty Wilkenson compensated 3 saddle bridge for it too.<br /> <br /> Gimme a couple of weeks and I post pics when she's done.



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Jul 21st, 2017 12:41 PM        

Cool!



Therealfrogman



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Jul 21st, 2017 01:19 PM        

Cool strat!



Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 02:04 PM        

Thanks guys but it's a copy/paste thing. Other than measuring up the bridge location and center there is nothing real technical about putting it together. I do like the look!



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Jul 21st, 2017 02:44 PM        

Very cool!



Mick Reid

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Jul 21st, 2017 04:38 PM        

Very cool Hammond!<br /> You gotta love "Erector Set" builds!<br /> <br /> How's the neck shape and profile feel?<br /> <br /> The headstock pic looks like it's fairly wide at the nut, but it could be an optical illusion.<br /> <br /> Can't wait to see the tele too!



Hammond101

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Jul 21st, 2017 05:37 PM        

I'd call the neck a soft C. I'd like it just a little chunkier but I can easily live with for the little I have invested. radius feels 9.5-10 but is no doubt flatter.<br /> <br /> Width at the nut I didn't measure however the nut was pre-scored a little narrow and I didn't feel like swapping it out. I play narrow and wide both with no issues. Lucky I guess.



Mick Reid

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Jul 22nd, 2017 01:52 AM        

Thanks Hammond. Good info.<br /> Thanks for the link too. If not for the shipping & exchange rate, I would be *seriously* tempted.<br /> <br /> Plus, I've done to project guitars in as many months! Need to reign in a bit. (for a while at least :^)



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Jul 22nd, 2017 07:56 AM        

WOW. Nice work there! <br /> <br /> It's amazing that we can get a virtually complete set neck guitar platform for a lousy $100. <br /> <br /> Unbelievable.



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Jul 22nd, 2017 11:25 AM        

Beautiful guitar and a nice job putting it all together. Very classy.



Hammond101

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Jul 24th, 2017 05:02 PM        

I should have the Tele body/neck set by the end of the week it shipped today.<br /> <br /> Thanks for the positive feedback gents!



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Jul 24th, 2017 07:24 PM        

"It's amazing that we can get a virtually complete set neck guitar platform for a lousy $100."<br /> <br /> Unbelievable indeed. Very nice.



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Jul 25th, 2017 04:59 AM        

That looks really nice. I think I need one. Maybe green sparkles, with matching clogs of course.



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Jul 26th, 2017 11:20 AM        

I do not need the red bound tele...I do not need the red bound tele...I do not...<br /> <br /> YES I DO!!! <br /> <br /> One question...is it 10 MM headstock holes, so it will take Klusons?



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