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Astroboy058's picture
Oakton,Virginia
Apr 2008
Today

Here is probably my last guitar I put together for a while. It has the series/parallel wiring with 10 different sounds. 2 tone burst body, 3 ply pick guard, GFS pups, roller string trees, and a modern type trem. I tried to go with a more simple/vintage look. I have roughly $350 in it.

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Gary
www.SharpenYourAxxe.com

garyo's picture
Chicago area
May 2009
Today

That is so cool............... LOVE the Sunburst style. Bet it plays great too.... ;)

Pentatonic....... Gin N Tonic..... all good.

cvidal's picture
Massachusetts seacoast
Jun 2008
Today

Beautiful Gary. Truly beautiful.

"If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood. And therefore......A witch!" Monty Python
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Astroboy058's picture
Oakton,Virginia
Apr 2008
Today
Originally Posted by garyo

That is so cool............... LOVE the Sunburst style. Bet it plays great too.... ;)

Yea the guy at GC does a great job on set ups for me :eek:

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Gary
www.SharpenYourAxxe.com

Astroboy058's picture
Oakton,Virginia
Apr 2008
Today
Originally Posted by cvidal

Beautiful Gary. Truly beautiful.

Thanks for the nice compliment Chris. How does the guitar look?.

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Gary
www.SharpenYourAxxe.com

davido's picture
La Grange, Texas
Oct 2007
Today

Sweet guitar

life is short

FezPaul's picture
Jul 2009
6 months ago

Awesome. You sir, have skills.

"Good music is music that sounds good to you." - Count Basie

TelePaul's picture
Killeen/Fort Hood, Texas
May 2009
1 week ago

That's beautiful Gary. I really like that finish/color scheme on a Strat style guitar.

stonesolo's picture
Sugarloaf
Dec 2010
1 month ago

The strat looks super!!!! Nice job!!!!

Sometimes one note makes a huge difference!

SheikYerbouti's picture
West Deptford, NJ. (6 mi. east of philly)
Aug 2010
2 months ago

Gorgeous! Id love to wrap my sausage fingers around that neck!

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Astroboy058's picture
Oakton,Virginia
Apr 2008
Today

Thank you players. This one turned out really nice. I had no issues or problems with the assemble. Everything lined up first try. I really like the series/parellel wiring. It sounds way more beefy.

Even though these guitars I put together are IMHO turn out nice, play great and as everyone who comes in and plays them say feel just as nice as an American Strat they are very hard to sell to make any kind of profit. If you think about it you can buy a used American on CL for 6-8 hundred. I have about $350 plus in this one. I am not counting parts I keep in stock. I would have a hard time selling it for 5-6 hundred.

But as far as quality it is way worth 5-6 hundred. The only thing missing are high end pups. The Tele I built for myself I have $599.20 in parts in it because I used top pups and a better quality body. So to make any kind of reasonable profit I would need to sell it (which I would never do) for roughly 800. No one is going to pay me 800 for a "parts guitar" as I am not a well known builder.

If I can be of any help to any of you don't hesitate to PM me or ask in the forums. You could also e-mail me if you want.

Gary
www.SharpenYourAxxe.com