NGD - My very first SuperStrat build "Greenie"

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  1. electriceye

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    This one didn't take me as long as my first build (a replica Gibson V - took a year). I based this on a Jackson Dinky template that was uploaded in the Luthiery forum, but took a lot of liberties with it and essentially made (what I strongly believe should be made today) is my ideal BC Rich Gunslinger. THIS is the type of axe they SHOULD have been building the past few years.

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    Poplar body
    Maple neck (very thin, flat profile)
    Roasted BE board (16" radius IIRC - could be 20")
    SD Custom humbucker
    Hipshot bridge and tuners
    Brass nut
    This guitar is LOUD acoustically and rocks pretty good (well, for my crappy skillz).

    It still needs to be set up better, but otherwise it works great and I'm pretty pleased with it.
     

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    Looks pretty good! I like the relative simplicity of it, and the colors go together well. Are the neck and fretboard bare wood/unfinished?
     
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    Yes. I still have to apply Tung Oil to the neck, though, as it's unprotected.
     
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    Wow, that's a beauty. Congrats .
     
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    Very nice. What's the weight?
     
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    It's an honor to get a compliment from you, kind sir! Thank you!
     
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    Based on my bathroom scale, around 6 pounds or so.
     
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    Wow. Very simple and clean. Great job.
     
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    Looks cool, that name is already taken though haha.
     
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    Nice first build! Like the neck heel and your paintjob looks great too. What paint did you use?
     
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    You don’t see enough poplar body-electrics outside the old Parker Flys.
     
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    I know. :D Perhaps SnotStrat?
     
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    Well, thank you, but the paint job sucks. :D I had a lot of issues burning through the clear coat while polishing it, so if you look at it close up, there are flaws everywhere. This was my first, real paint job, so I'm fine with it. I'll probably send them out from now on to have it done right. I don't have the equipment or patience to get a nice polished coat.

    I used a rattle can from my local hardware store and SprayMax 2K clear on the body. I used 1K on the headstock and left that alone. It came out way better than the body did. It's not flat, but it's good enough for me.
     
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    Wow, sweet!
     
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    Love me some 80s inspired shredders! Just one question, the PU looks to be quite far away from the bridge. Any reasoning behind that?
     
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    Looks good to me! I have considered doing something similar with Warmoth for years.
     
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    Well, in all honesty, a mistake. I mis-measured where the bridge should go. On the positive side, someone told me it ended up being the perfect placement for the Duncan Custom, as they apparently tend to sound a bit nasally when they are closer to the bridge. My next one won't be so goofy-looking, though. :)
     
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    Looks great!
     
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