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    Time for new glasses. A lot are 3/4, but the...

    Time for new glasses. A lot are 3/4, but the one I linked to is full sized.
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    As you've found, you need a pillar drill with a...

    As you've found, you need a pillar drill with a very deep throat to do it easily. I've done it using a drill stand and adjusting it to drill through the hole in the base of it. Start from the top...
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    There are Hello Kitty 'Strats' made by a company...

    There are Hello Kitty 'Strats' made by a company called Fishbone (undoubtedly Chinese) available on Reverb. https://reverb.com/item/88700-fishbone-pink-strat-2013-black-or-pink-hello-kitty
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    It is a small world, though I actually grew up in...

    It is a small world, though I actually grew up in Woking. Worked in Reading and commuted from Woking, then when I moved to Reading I worked in London.
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    Hi and welcome.

    Hi and welcome.
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    I have too many guitars (28 maybe) to add to the...

    I have too many guitars (28 maybe) to add to the collection with 'cheap' ones.
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    Nothing like learning as you go along. Advice...

    Nothing like learning as you go along. Advice from others is OK, but nothing quite drives things home as doing it yourself.
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    Just checked and there's one selling near me for...

    Just checked and there's one selling near me for 200, so currently about AUD$380.
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    You said it hadn't been played, so not surprising.

    You said it hadn't been played, so not surprising.
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    You'll have to lock it away as an investment.

    You'll have to lock it away as an investment.
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    A fret rocker isn't particularly important if you...

    A fret rocker isn't particularly important if you already plan to level and reprofile the frets. It's only purpose is to help determine if you have proud or low frets in the first place (and you can...
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    Danish Oil itself will yellow with time. Maybe...

    Danish Oil itself will yellow with time. Maybe not as much as TruOil, but they are all very similar products - oils that polymerise when they dry. As such, there would be no benefit using TruOil...
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    Nice. Maybe concentrate on a matching stage...

    Nice. Maybe concentrate on a matching stage outfit? ;)
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    I now solder a ground wire to a washer and trap...

    I now solder a ground wire to a washer and trap that beneath a pickup mounting spring against the plate on a pickup height adjustment screw.

    I'd still run the copper tape underneath the bridge, as...
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    Certainly a compound, not just a pad. But it...

    Certainly a compound, not just a pad. But it does need to be sanded flat first. I wet sand with a block on the flat faces, P240 up to P2000, then polish after that. Always keep the pad moving...
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    I really can't find anything on Vanson pickups...

    I really can't find anything on Vanson pickups apart form the fact they are sold on eBay and Amazon. But no active web site, which I find odd. It doesn't really help with suggesting suitable...
  17. 1. Yes. You need a longish bolt of the same...

    1. Yes. You need a longish bolt of the same diameter/thread (should be a standard M size for the kit bushings), screw it in until it touches the wood at the base of the cavity and then keep...
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    I'd clear coat the headstock veneer.

    I'd clear coat the headstock veneer.
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    I'd certainly wire as much out of the cavity as...

    I'd certainly wire as much out of the cavity as possible on a template. Far easier.
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    Hi and welcome.

    Hi and welcome.
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    https://i.ibb.co/5GtV613/16-B36-DCC-982-F-48-B7-B7...

    https://i.ibb.co/5GtV613/16-B36-DCC-982-F-48-B7-B744-47-A7-E4-CF5085.jpg

    It's not white. It's just light reflecting off the shiny paint finish in the grain.

    You haven't filled the grain...
  22. I think it looks better without the Cara TBH.

    I think it looks better without the Cara TBH.
  23. I personally can't see the point of using sanding...

    I personally can't see the point of using sanding sealer over the dye. Sanding sealer often contains small particles that act as a filler, so can give a slightly cloudy finish. Fine if you are...
  24. Practice on some cardboard first. Always better...

    Practice on some cardboard first. Always better to aim the spray well past the edge of the body and then bring it back until you get the depth of burst you want. It is very easy to overdo it and...
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    It should be wired like this...

    It should be wired like this https://www.pitbullguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/PBG-2Hum4Pot%20v5.pdf

    (pickups shown are the single wire type but the black wire on your 4-wire pickups is still...
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