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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    This is my STA-1 ash body(winner of May GOTM). Body finished in jarrah stain and burning sun burst. Neck finished in burning sun. Camphor veneer glued to headstock and finished in the same burst colours as the body.
    Upgrades are as below:
    black HSH pickguard
    black tremelo cover
    gold bridge, jack plate,neck plate, tuners, string trees, whammy bar, strap pins



    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    This is my STA-1 finished in wudtone azure lagoon with a red pearloid pickguard. The finish come out more green than blue on the ash so I called it the watermelon strat !

    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    GAStronomist wokkaboy's Avatar
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    photos of the back and headstock of the watermelon STA-1

    Current Builds and status
    scratch end grain pine tele - first clear coat on !
    JBA-4 - assembled - final tweaks
    Telemonster double scale tele - finish tobacco burst on body and sand neck

    Completed builds
    scratch oak.rose gum Jazzmaster - assembled needs setup
    MK-2 Mosrite - assembled - play in
    Ash tele with Baritone neck - neck pup wiring tweaks and play in

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    Overlord of Music gavinturner's Avatar
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    Here is my STA-1 finished in blue Colortone dye with Ebony Timbermate grain fill. The clear coats are White Knight gloss acrylic. The hardware is all PBG stock, but with the gold hardware upgrade kit and white pearloid pickguard.

    cheers,
    Gav.
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    Build #01: BC-1
    Build #02: ST-1
    Build #03: JR-1DC
    Build #04: ES-2V
    Build #05: ESB-4 (GOTM July 2014)
    Build #06: RC-1
    Build #07: MK-2
    Build #08: TLA-1
    Build #09: JR-1DC
    Build #0A: LPA-1
    Build #0B: STA-1 (GOTM April 2015)
    Build #0C: MKA-2
    Build #0D: LP-1M
    Build #0E: JB-1
    Build #0F: FS-1

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    Overlord of Music Fretworn's Avatar
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    Custom ordered STA-1 12-string. Finished in Dingotone Blackstump & Outback Sunset with Dingotone Colourless neck finish.
    Tonerider Surfaris & wiring design from Gibson Explorer III
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    Current:
    AST-1FB

    Completed:
    First Act ME276 (resurrected curb-side find)
    ES-5V
    Scratchie lapsteel
    Custom ST-1 12 String
    JBA-4
    TL-1TB
    Scratch Lapsteel
    Meinl DIY Cajon
    Cigar Box lap steel

    Wishing:
    Baritone
    Open D/Standard Double 6 twin neck

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    Sta-1

    My first guitar build is complete!

    All parts stock except for the some locking tuners, a black pearloid back plate and a Black Tusq nut.

    Body is finished in Wudtone Surfer Girl Green with gloss and aging and the neck in Wudtone Vintage Amber.
    Took me a little of 2 months to complete it as I did quite a number of coats.

    I ordered a custom headstock decal from the UK and got the neck plate engraved for some added touches.

    Very happy with the finished product, and after I had it set up - it does sound quite remarkable for the price!

    I'm already thinking about which one to build next....
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    Last edited by daneo933; 02-08-2016 at 04:49 PM.

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    Father and son project finally finished after several months which was also my first build.

    ST-1JR and STA-1 both finished in Dingotone Outback Sunset on the body and Acacia Neck finish on the neck and headstock.
    My sons ST-1JR is totally stock whereas the STA-1 had it's wiring redone into a pearl pickguard with Tonerider Pure Vintage Pickups with the back plate also in white pearl and the machine heads replaced with Grover Locking machine heads.

    No major headaches with the worst being the angle of neck joint on the ST-1JR with the neck pulling the strings hard against the fretboard. After some measuring and and sanding a nice angle was achieved getting the strings to a nice height off of the fretboard.

    Now as a drummer, I had better learn to play them properly!

    My next build is ready to start and have plans for a couple more to come

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    hi there where did you get the jarra stain from

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