Sep 192018
 

As already written, I have to modify the pickguard a bit. OK, so how do the holes in an original Fender pickguard look? … ah. The potentiometer holes would, in theory, have to be widened to 9.525 mm, as Fender thinks imperialistic and uses inch units. 3/8 ” naturally sounds more natural than 9.525 mm, but drills in inch formats are hard to get in Austria; in most areas of normal life, the metric system is the norm here. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 10:48 am
Sep 122018
 

Looking at the tuners contained in my guitar kit, it’s easy to see how it could be so cheap. They are totally wobbly and, with a (hand-determined) 14:1 ratio rather crude. Tuning is presumably not very easy with these … a replacement is needed. But what should I use? Continue reading »

 Posted by at 9:28 pm
Sep 122018
 

One design point still needs to be adressed before I finally start working on my guitar kit: in which color should it shine?

Based on the images on the web site, I thought that the only way would be to simply paint it. But since the wood looks far nicer than expected, I think that it should look quite good if I stained it in blue with a black border – “an hour before Sunburst”, so to say. That should be within my means. Here’s a quickly created image, showing how I’d imagine the result to look like:

Eingefärbt. Leider nur auf dem Rechner.

If I can transport this into reality, the guitar should become quite beautiful. The scratchplate might have to be replaced, however. We’ll see…

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