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PostSubject: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:41 pm

I've been tinkering with guitars since around 1974. Most were minor rewiring jobs. When I finally tackled my first kit, all I kept was the wood. I wanted a suped-up Telecaster. I wanted it to sound like a Tele - but it also had to sound like a Strat and a Les Paul. I decided it would need a P-90 (neck), Strat (middle) and a Humbucker in the neck. I also added some separate circuits for various tones not normally found in any of these stock guitars. Since it was assembled from all different guitars, I had come to call it The Frankencaster. That's when I got the idea to do a face on the body in wood stain. I sent a photo of it to Sara Karloff and she called it "A wonderful tribute to my father". Have a look...

http://www.davisvilleproductions.com/photo_popup.php?id=64&portfolio=Wray
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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:46 pm

You did a great job on that axe Wray. Nice graphics as well. Nice to meet you.
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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:47 pm

Thanks - you too. I'm looking forward to spending some quality time here.
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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:51 pm

Thanks for joining so quickly Wray!
That is a great looking axe!
Very well done.
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PostSubject: Sea Foam Green & Old Candy Apple Red   Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:30 pm

My most recent project was a pair of "neo-vintage" Strats. The 1962 Sea Foam green has a set of Kennedy era Fender pick-ups. I modified the volume pot with a pull-up switch that activates the bridge pick-up making it a 7-way. The Old Candy Apple red is a 1963. I gave this one a set of Holy Grail 1954 pick-ups - and they sound fantastic. It also has 7-way wiring. Both guitars have 1957 "soft V" Fender necks and aged accessories. Both turned out great but for some reason, the Sea Foam green is the one I grab most.

http://www.davisvilleproductions.com/photo_popup.php?id=224&portfolio=Wray

Here's the Sea Foam in action:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_CLr-WbJ8a8

Here's the Candy Apple red:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GR2L4zjMqmw


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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:34 pm

I'm not a member of face book. I can't view them.

If you can post the image like this.
When replying there is a button with an image of the picture, you can place the URL of the picture in the box and get this result.

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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:30 pm

Cool work, Wray! bounce







Cool smilies. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:39 pm

I'm having trouble inserting pictures. I'll work on it. In the meantime, I've fixed the seafoam link.
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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:41 pm

Wow those look great!
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PostSubject: Re: The Frankencaster   Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:46 pm

That's an awesome guitar man! Keep up the good work! affraid
p.s. Dozr, there smilies are awesome!
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