Guitar Projects

Pink Paisley Tele build
Guitar Projects

Pink Paisley Tele build

August 7th 2014 Always fancied a Pink Paisley, I started searching for them again after seeing the one for sale on here and found out that Allparts make a licensed PP body More searching later, the UK price was £600+, I ordered via eBay one of the USA sellers, after paying VAT on it today, it came to just under £400, which is still a lot, but the quality is amazing! Here it is as it arrived, next to a very special neck (it's like a piece of art!) I got from GSPBASSES as part of a Tele thin line partscaster Not letting my lack of skill or knowledge get in my way, I started measuring out, ready to drill the holes for the pick guard I'd sourced, bridge and control plate. After measuring / checking the pick guard and bridge layout about 10 times, I was ready for drilling (held ...
Monterey Pop Stratocaster build
Guitar Projects

Monterey Pop Stratocaster build

September 19th 2015 Following on from a thread I made on TheFretboard forums (Monterey Pop Waterslide graphics), I had a bit of a ‘bee in my bonnet’ about how I could get a decent Monterey Pop inspired Strat. The initial plan was to source a Strat body, get it painted (by the very talented Ceri Rendall) up to the pre clear layer, get it posted back, I’d get a local arty friend to paint it by hand, then ship it back to Rich to get it clear coated. With a price for the spraying agreed, I sourced a Strat body from here, very rough round the edges, but a decent price with the bridge etc.. I got this shipped over to Rich and then started looking out for a neck, before even trying to see what was around, I pinged a message to GSPBASSES as luck would have it, he had two Strat necks a...
Custom Explorer project
Guitar Projects

Custom Explorer project

July 23rd 2014 After hankering for a Gibson Explorer again last year, (I’d had a Gibson Government Explorer on order, sadly Gibson treats the UK like the poor relation at times and we never got any (or anywhere else in Europe as far as I can tell)). I noticed this weekend that Precision Guitars have finally started to offer an Explorer guitar kit, I emailed Phil (at Precision) straight away to see if they could accommodate my Custom Explorer idea. I’d been wanting a Gibson Explorer in the style / spec of my Alpine White Les Paul Custom since the moment I saw Lzzy Hales Signature guitar (sadly, not in production), her one is almost right, but has a bit too much gold for my tastes (inspiration as per the image at the top of this blog entry). Phil quickly confirmed it was possible, a build...