ESDictor Posted July 14, 2007 Report Share Posted July 14, 2007 Ok, I've been reading everything here I can get my hands on, especially the Strat build in the tutorial section, and I think I'm ready to start .. well .. almost. I'm trying to go somewhat easy with my first build, but even though I'd like an easy build, I'd like to make something that I'd want to play. To that end I've decided on making a Strat, preferably with a Floyd Rose Tremelo. My plan is to paint it black with a black pickguard, white pickups/knobs, and chrome hardware, similar to the old David Gilmour strat (shown here). I'm going to make this from poplar with a maple fretboard (I know .. Gilmour's strat had a dark fretboard .. but not going to spend that much on my first build attempt). Nothing too tricky here .. except maybe that FR Trem. Now for my questions ... 1. Should I buy the masonite templates at www.guitarbuildingtemplates.com or the paper plans at www.guitarplansunlimited.com ? 2. Is there a compelling reason to buy a specific decade over another? The masonite templates are available in 50's, 60's or 70's versions. 3. How hard will it be to use one of the above plans, which are designed for a Fender tremolo, with a Floyd Rose? 4. Am I just being rediculous by going with the FR Trem here? With no plans that really cover it .. a different size nut and a different bridge setup .. am I just trying to do too much for a first build? Thanks in advance .. everyone has been very helpful here, Evan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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