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PostSubject: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:41 pm



















































Bought it off ebay with the red finish, stripped it down, stained it using cherry/red mahogany stain, then covered it with white primer. After the primer was sanded down I covered it with just one coat of Storm Grey Metallic Automotive paint. I then used a combination of sandpaper, Scotchbrite pads, and razorblades to achieve the desired effect on the body.

I put a Strat neck maple/rosewood on there, but haven't had a chance to get new pics yet. I'm also trying to get the 60 bucks I need to have it professionally rewired with all new insides. Anybody want to donate? I accept Paypal. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:21 pm

Can't wait till you finish her.

Soundclips!!!

Just rewired that guitar I fried the pot on.
Turns out the pot was ok.
There is something wrong with the pickup
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:33 pm

oh I'm not good enough to post soundclips, lol.

But I'll sure get some new pics when I get he strung up and wired.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:34 pm

Its ok play some nice chords! lol
Can't wait til its finished.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:00 am

DJ, that baby is going to look awesome! Where does everybody get the time to do this stuff? Hmmmmm, I guess not always being at MLP or here would free up some time. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:58 pm

Very cool!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:32 pm

DJ, How many hours do you estimate that you will spend on this mod from start to finish? Have you done one of these before? It really looks labour intensive.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:22 pm

hey younggun, I probably spent nearly 15 hours on it so far.

Not too bad as I didn't actually build any of the parts myself.

I just need to get the hardware relic'd and get her re-wired and she's ready to go!

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:53 pm

So DJ, Do you figure 30-50 hours for such a Mod would be a fair estimate? I was talking to Dozer about buying a squier to try to experiment with so maybe I can pick both of your brains on the process. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:23 pm

Hey DJ.
Send it to me and Ill make her look older Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Telestrat... stratotele... Amalgacaster!! 56K Beware!!   Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:52 am

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So DJ, Do you figure 30-50 hours for such a Mod would be a fair estimate? I was talking to Dozer about buying a squier to try to experiment with so maybe I can pick both of your brains on the process. Very Happy

Yep, sounds about right, but be ready for loooots of blisters. The scotch-brite pads work the best for getting the worn look without the cuts and scratches, IMO.

Just bang on the body with your keys a bit. Take like a flat head screwdriver like you were going to adjust the intonation and purposfully slip off, you know, to give it that "I remember when that happened, I was doing a setup.. awe man." kinda vibe.

Just hold your guitar and where your body touches, take finish off. That's what I did.

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