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    Getting there
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    Strings on. Pickups are slightly out, otherwise looking good
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    Well, itís all together. Silly mistake, Iíd centred the bridge carefully on the neck without thinking it needs to be a bit over to the treble side to make up for string thickness, oops! Moved it over a smidge and now pickups and everything in line.
    Added a 1970 quarter dollar as a thumb rest to make up for the pick guard (it should be a 1971coin really), added the blue paint to the edges and a Floyd string retainer instead of the button on the headstock. Little more careful ageing and cosmetically itís close.
    Still needs a setup and fettling but Iíll let the neck settle for a few days first
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    That's looking mean. Now you just need to build a Frankendrumkit and get yourself a band going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0j0 View Post
    That's looking mean. Now you just need to build a Frankendrumkit and get yourself a band going.
    Don't start me
    I think that's enough stripes for now. To think it all started with my red trainers and a sharpie marker and Tippex correction fluid when I was about 14...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyxlh View Post
    . To think it all started with my red trainers and a sharpie marker and Tippex correction fluid when I was about 14...
    You've come a long way in two years.

    Looks great!

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    This would certainly have Michael Anthony scratching his head.
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

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    Well that was easier than I thought, havenít touched any of the frets except for polishing them, and the truss rod hasnít needed a tweak.
    Did have to shim the neck to lower the action to get the adjusters mid-thread, but only a tiny bit. Also had to take a little off the nut to get clearance right.
    Played it every night so far, settling in nicely.
    Hereís a couple more pics of the body close up
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    It looks great, and I'm glad you got it playing well.

    Also good to know you've got that quarter thumb-rest to protect the finish.

    How's the tapping going on it?

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    Ha! Itís not to protect the finish, but to stop my thumb dropping into the gap between the pickup and body 😂
    Really enjoyed making this one. Iím now done with the stripes. Not started tapping yet 😁
    One year ago today EVH died 😕
    Last edited by Andyxlh; 06-10-2021 at 05:46 PM.

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