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Part 1 7th April 2012 Collecting parts.
I've been thinking that I would like another strat but the one in my head isn't available so I'm making my own (from parts and adjusting where necessary).
Two things that I've fancied in a strat but not tried yet are lace sensor pickups and a reverse headstock.
Luckily a couple of weeks ago a very nice chap on musicradar sold me some lace pickups for a rather good price.
The part spotting and collecting has begun.
A few days later another nice chap on musicradar sold me a neck plate.
Today I collected a very nice neck from ebay. Subltle birdseye and a great feel to it. The colour is a little pale for my liking but I'll look into a subtle stain to correct that.
Here is first collection of parts. Now we're looking for a body - a nice flame top is my first thought but we shall see what turns up over the next fews weeks.
Update - 1st June
After a lot of searching around I've found I nice body... 3 piece ash with a flame top. Now to find a decent bridge and start putting it together...
Showmaster - I got distracted by a bargain....
Here's the original I bought...
I stripped and rebuilt it so i plays nicely and had it refinished by one of my pupils...