May 12th 2016
Won’t be properly starting this one until the V is finished, but the body and neck from GSPBASSES arrived yesterday
The plan is to make a 79′ Style ‘Super Strat’ guitar, target burst with a “closet classic” type finish, so some checking and hopefully slightly darker lacquer.
Guitar kit is a European flame ash body routed for SSH and a large headstock neck with rosewood ‘board.
First purchases will be neck plate and screws, black SSH guard and trem
May 14th 2016
First job done today, rolled fretboard
Big fan of how they feel, so set to work with a large and small screwdriver.
Before (lovely crisp edges as you’d expect from GSP)
June 1st 2016
Decal arrived today
June 18th 2016
Bit more progress:
Managed to chew up some tuner screws and two bridge screws, so replacements ordered. Guessing those screws are made from old KitKat wrappers.
More excitingly, pickups from Oil City ordered. Masterwounds, Neck and middle Route 66’s and an uncovered Beano bridge. Also plumped for an Oil City wiring harness
August 28th 2016
I’ve had the ‘pups and wiring harness from Oil City for a while now ready to go.
Rich (Rich Rendall) is making excellent progress:
Cant wait to to see this all put together
September 11th 2016
Getting close now
September 28th 2016
Arrived now, hoping to start assembling tonight
September 29th 2016
It’s assembled, but in need of a proper setup, which I’ll try and get sorted early next week.
Amazing paint by Rich Rendall (no surprises there )
September 30th 2016
Played it through the Kemper this morning to make sure I’d wired it up OK, all good.
Managed to finish work early, so dropped it in for a setup
October 8th 2016
Neck feels fantastic, great shape (feels a bit larger than the usual Fender C shape), the satin finish from Rich feels great too