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Frankenstraat Kit For Sale - New Condition


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For sale: One of James' handmade guitar kits from Frankenstraat.com. Kit all ready to be painted and put together. If you like Eddie's axe in this video

then this is the kit for you. You can see that this is routed out exactly as Ed's is in that video, though you can put a full sized pickguard on it if you want it to look more "normal". You can slap it together and paint it up like he did or do your own thing; that's one of the cool things about building your own guitar. I've built a few before but I ordered this a few months ago with the intent of putting it together over spring break but had to work instead. Now I need the money more than anything for tuition so I need to sell it. It has never been assembled, and has been stored well. Therefore no wear on the frets and no holes in the neck heel. This kit is of very nice quality; you can really see how much time went into making this by hand. All of the contours are smooth, and the neck fits the body like a glove. It has been well stored in the original box it was shipped in, and kept in my room to protect it from temperature/humidity shifts.








A big advantage here is that you don't have to wait 8 weeks to get your kit. I remember how antsy I was while waiting for the kit to be made and shipped so I'm sensitive to this and will ship the same day that payment is received so that you can go ahead and get started.


I'm charging $400 with shipping included as that's what I paid for it. This can be paid through Paypal. There are several photos that can be viewed at this link: http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll12/eddiefan78/

Overall I'm happy with the way the pictures came out but some of the colors are a little off. I'm willing to take more pictures if need be so feel free to contact me and let me know what other pictures you want.

Email me at priestfan75@hotmail.com ; I respond quickly to emails and am happy to answer any questions you might have.


This is sold as is because it is in the exact condition that you would receive it from James himself. There's a wealth of information on James' own forums to aid you in putting this together, as well as forums all over the internet. Go to www.frankenstraat.com and sign up for his forum.


Here are a few of the details:

-Quality handmade parts


-Duckbeak headstock; routed for Scaller Mini Locking Tuners.


-Nut size 1 5/8"


-Pyramid style frets; these are great because the smaller the contact point of the string to the fret the more exact the intonation can be, plus it seems to make playing legato style easier. I believe these are the frets you find on a Peavey Wolfgang.


-Nice neck, which attaches to the body similiar to Ed's Musicman/Wolfgang guitars. To me feels not too thick not too thin. Probably a little beefier than an Ibanez. Would be great to facilitate lead playing.


-Neck wood/fretboard wood is maple. Note in the picture that there are no holes in the base in of the neck as it has never been used.


-Light satin finish on neck to prevent warping.


-Body wood is poplar. Wood description from Warmoth's website: "This is another standard body wood having been used by many companies over the years. Due to the grey/green color, this wood is used mostly when solid color finishes are to be applied. Its weight generally runs about one half pound more than Alder. Tonally, it is similar to Alder as well. Poplar is a closed grain wood that accepts finish well."


-Routed for a Floyd Rose.


-Routed with a contoured heel to facilitate playing in the higher registers. registers..

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