New Parts Guitar Day!!
Okay, so about a month ago I sold my Schecter with the intent of building something like this:
Which is based on Adrian Smith's guitar from Death On The Road:
So, I set about finding a sunburst mexi strat, and failed. In sevenstring.org's classifieds I found Technomancer's Agile ST802, that had been up for sale for like a year(this is his photo):
Somehow nobody grabbed this, so I did.
Next was a neck, I went Might Mite off ebay(photo from auction):
Then I bought a bunch of parts off Guitar Parts Depot, Ebay, Guitar Fetish, Musicians Friend, etc, etc.
<<<<<Skipping over parts that were deleted from my camera>>>>>
I stripped the body of hardware and filled the post holes. Unfortunately I need to cut it for a bridge humbucker:
Refinished the neck in tung oil, leveled and recrowned the frets, installed the Agile's tuners, and the R2 nut:
Wired the pickguard:
GFS Neovins and a Dimarzio Super D. Tone pot is only connected to the neck and mid.
Pic of the Gotoh Floyd:
Laying the stuff together for fun:
Humbucker cut made(damn fucking sloppy, but my Dremel sanding wheels kept dieing, and I have no router), also output and bridge ground wires ready for soldering:
Pickguard on, bridge set on for positioning:
Okay, I have no shots of the bridge stud install. It was a damn nightmare anyway, as the trem rout from Agile was too far back to get the bridge where I really wanted it. It'll still intonate fine, but it's not as close to the pickguard as a normal floyd strat. The studs are also 7/16", which is fucking huge, and fucking hard to drill into a body. I'm still waiting on my headstock decals, but that might be a week or more.
So, after throwing everything together this is what I've got:
I think it turned out pretty well, all things considered. If I'd had the coin I could've gotten a Warmoth body and neck, and just slapped it together, but this will be about $500 total after I sell off the left-over parts.
Very well done! Love it.