I’ve been working on a series of posts (not about this project), but I’m not finished yet. So until I finish that, I give you this:
All the gold parts for EC’s strat project. The Sperzel locking tuners (graduated heights, so no string trees!) haven’t arrived yet. And I still need to get a self-lubricating graphtech TUSQ nut from my local guitar shop to replace the original plastic one. I’m also thinking about lining the body cavity with copper tape to decrease the natural 60 cycle hum single coils suffer from. But assembly has begun.
Of course I’ve run into my first snag. The Fender gold anodized metal pick guard doesn’t quite fit the bottom of the neck. That pushes everything else out, so it won’t fit in the appropriate parts of the body cavity. I think I need to grind down the edges a bit so the pick guard will fit around the base of the neck. I’ll do some online research before grinding or cutting anything, but I’m curious if anyone out there has any ideas, suggestions, or similar experiences.