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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
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    NGD in progress - Another Charvel mutt in the works

    After getting my last Charvel So Cal mutt, switching out the neck for the one from my San Dimas, I now had a brand new neck going spare, and an old San Dimas body (which i've sanded back to bare wood and oiled, but kinda given up on...)

    The obvious solution was to put the new neck on my San Dimas body but then I spotted this on eBay...



    On the left shows how I purchased it - a SQUIER neck on a MIM So Cal body (SACRILEGE!!) and a poorly modified pickguard (they've cut around the neck pocket and the Floyd route with, what looks like, their own teeth)

    On the right is how I'm modding it - Taking the black hardware off for the chrome (from the San Dimas), and I've got a black 3-ply pickguard on its way.

    Eventually it'll look like this


    Sort of like a hot-rodded Gilmour strat I guess, even though that wasn't the intension

    Undecided as to whether to swap the black Hotrails for a white one just to complete the theme... I'll see how it looks when it's all on.

    As you can see on the mock-up I'm taking the 1st tone out and replacing for a mini-toggle for coil splitting. That + the 5-way switch will make for an unbelievably versatile guitar!
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    Join Date: Nov 2013
    Location: Berks, UK
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    Cool mockup, I look forward to seeing the finished result

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
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    Leave the bridge black, it looks cool!

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    Leave the bridge black, it looks cool!
    Nah, i've only got chrome nuts and tuners so it'd look a bit goofy. Plus there's just something about black hardware on black strats that looks a little cheap to me. Black trem will go on the San Dimas body when I've finished it as it's now stripped back to natural alder, so will look cool.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

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    Whoops... I meant the black bridge pickup

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    Whoops... I meant the black bridge pickup
    Ah gotcha! Yeah, I quite like the mismatched pickups look. Definitely adds to the whole 'mutt' vibe. I think that's why I instantly preferred the zebra bridge pup in my white one when I shoved it in there!

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Black 3-ply pickguard just landed (how the fuck that survived postage from the US to the UK I do not know - No cardboard protection, no label to say "fragile" - just a pickguard loose inside a not-very-padded jiffy bag!)

    Time to put this baby together! Brb...

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridgeshire, UK
    ME: Charvel SoCal Custom
    MB: Spector NS2000Q4
    Rig: Dual Rectifier (Reborn)

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Progress!



    I can't be fucked to string it up tonight, I'm tired as hell and I have a gig tomorrow (might even use this if it turns out nice!) so I'm gonna get an early one and do it tomorrow.

    Anyway, looking nice I think.

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