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    Fender Starcaster Headstock question

    I am ignorant enough to at least attempt to turn my headstock into a starcaster-style. I have posted a pic of the real deal below.

    Could a Dremel, a routing bit and a steady hand make that groove around the outer edge?
    I'm not in love with the bump above the top E tuning peg, so in theory it should be able to be carved out of the Pitbull standard "paddle". It's really the channel I'm after.

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    Sorry - just read the previous post on FS-1G headstock - rookie error.
    I probably read that after some beverages on the weekend, and then forgot where I had previously seen it! I'll practice with the dremel on some spare wood.
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    Not another guitar?!!
    Pitbull STA-1 ash (“the other woman”)
    1974 Fender Strat sunburst
    2013 Fender Tele Select carved maple
    Jackson Randy Rhodes w Seymour Duncans
    Fender Squire Tele: the guineapig
    Vantage VP 700 (still going strong!)
    Guild flame maple arched back jumbo acoustic
    Maton ECW80
    Takamine 12 string
    Ukulele
    Banjo
    Banjo mandolin
    Phew!
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    Hey Zipen, good move practice on some scrap wood and when you cut the paddle you should be able to do a good job. If you are freehanding the dremel (ie no template to guide it) then stay a good few mm from the marked line and probably safer to do the final shaping with files and sandpaper
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    Zipen, if you dig back through the build diary from a couple of years ago you will find a build where someone did something similar. Can't remember who it was or what guitar it was though.
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