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I've been working on my scratch build for some time, but in between sessions of screwing up wood or in areas I need practice before attemting I love pawn shop surfing for guitars to tear apart and rebuild. Some years ago, I used to airbrush t-shirts so I though after seening several other awesome guitars I'd wet my hands again. Anyway, I found a near dead early model Charvette in a pawn shop. After haggling for some time I brought her home for $80. After some major body repairs I filled the single coil with matching poplar and re-routed for another humbucker. I got back into airbrushing and this is what I came up with. ALA- the great Perry, I was inspired by the WOMD Ormsby. It has been cleared but not buffed out yet so bear with me.

When finished it will have a new FR (not sure which yet), EMG-HZs, the original Jackson tuners, and I'll leave it the single volume set-up though I may add a kill switch.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r64/sum...pg?t=1164557734

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r64/sum...pg?t=1164559708

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r64/sum...pg?t=1164559728

R-

EDIT: Umm, the img tags are not allowed? Can someone embed a picture for me please?

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There were several wood dings, most were easily filled with CA. There was one so large I had to use a 2 part epoxy. I also made a clear acrylic cavity cover for the back. Sanding starts tonight and I am shooting for assembly this week.

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All put together!

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r64/sum...pg?t=1164733509

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r64/sum...pg?t=1164733707

I still need to clean up the wiring a bit, the clear cover is on but not screwed in so it almost can't be seen. Still a rookie job with a few rookie mistakes, but I like it. The funny thing is, I am not a metal guitar guy at all. I do have a 13 year old though, who will make a mockery of all things punk.

R-

Oooo, cost rundown:

$80 for the beater charvette

$65 for the GFS LFR (which I am so far impressed with being a cheap one) Still have the rusted original too.

$60 for the EMG-HZ 3s which I got almost new from a board member.

$35-40 in paint supplies

Couldn't count the hours

And a ton o' priceless expererience

Thanks all,

R-

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weird as in weird or weird as in too close together? They are a little close but with such a long fretboard I realy couldn't get them much further apart. Maybe another 1/2". But they are different pups in a set so they do sound quite different and good at that. CA is Cyanoacryliate which is the technical term for superglue. It is commonly used to fill dents and dings then sanded flat and smooth.

edit: Oh and it was still experience, and even though it isn't perfect it was a blast to do. Now I have to find another, hehehe.

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weird as in weird or weird as in too close together? They are a little close but with such a long fretboard I realy couldn't get them much further apart. Maybe another 1/2". But they are different pups in a set so they do sound quite different and good at that. CA is Cyanoacryliate which is the technical term for superglue. It is commonly used to fill dents and dings then sanded flat and smooth.

edit: Oh and it was still experience, and even though it isn't perfect it was a blast to do. Now I have to find another, hehehe.

yeah, they are too close together :D

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