Rising sun build progress


#1

I’m building a super strat out of a bunch of different parts I had laying around. Everything was going well, paint job, putting the screw holes in the neck, etc. I’m using one of those Charvel necks that I got from China. I did a fret level on them, and it wasn’t as bad as I expected. Very minimal work needed.

I ordered a few parts that I needed to finish it, which were delivered today. Strap buttons, screws for the pickups, etc. All was going great, until I was installing the tuning pegs. I ordered straight 6, and got 3x3. The straight 6 wont be in until mid next week. So, the build is on hold for now.


#2

Cool! I loved putting guitars together but I can’t do anything with fret and nut work. I tried and failed miserably. The only thing that I can do is smooth out fret ends which was something that I had to learn from buying some cheap guitars.

Got any pics?


#3

These are from a retrofit I did a while back.

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#4

Very cool! That’s my favorite Start carve. I love the thinner upper horn.


#5

Way cool Ed, very neat looking. It is always cool to build your own ax.


#6

Wear one of those leather kamikaze pilot helmets with the straps hanging down when you play it on stage.


#7

That’s some nice figuring on that fretboard. Looks good!


#8

The parts I ordered came in, and I put it together. Just waiting on the switch and the wiring will begin. I thought I had a 3 way mini toggle, but I can’t find it. Ordered one. Hopefully here soon. I strung it up, and will let it settle for a few days, then do a full setup on it. I might head down to the hardware store, and just get some alligator clips, to connect the pickup straight to the jack, just to see how it sounds.


#9

Very nice looking guitar. Best of luck with it.


#10

Beautiful!

Great job on the axe.