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It really is very nice looking. :) Just out of curiosity' date=' what color was the original pickguard? [/quote']

 

 

 

the og guard was black but heres the weird part, its the same guard (i think) thats on the custom version

but instead of white-black-white its black-black-black...very odd. Its a 3 ply black guard lol

i think to cut costs they literally painted the custom guard all black and stuck it on the CVs (vintage white and BSb).

anyway it was way too thick for a 'blackguard' which measure around about .5" (basically a real blackguard (50-54)) the guard

should be flush with the control plate.

So I replaced it with an allparts guard.

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i did clean/polish the frets and took out some divots. It had an old ass-set of 11 flats on it which I dont think were ever changed

there was crud on top of the barrels

 

I didnt clean anyhting else thouhg just the frets and left all the other grime/mojo on it.

it looks old as fark haha

 

7 1/3lbs

I just picked this up last week for $180...its one of the best teles ive ever had and ive owned a 52RI and 51NOcaster.

these are that good.

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hard to see in pics but the finish is actually sunk into the grain, cracked and worn not unlike a nitro finish

this is an early version ...they started selling these in 2008 and this is a march 2009....it goes to show with time

any finish will wear eventually.

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Box of Squiers and stuff. Wanted this 20 dollar Squier off the local CL to use test fitting some parts I'm going to machine but it was really crap. I ended up buying a box of guitars for $40. Two whole guitars and two necks and a body. The one I'm going to refinish and try to make a playable guitar is a Squier II from I think the late 80's. It's an HSS that doesn't use a pickguard and known for being plywood of the period. So we'll see what happens. It's a decent Squire II maple neck but its been hacked on. I've scalloped part of a neck before and this one has some deep scratches on the 13th fret so I'm going to scallop it from the 13th fret down and apply a gloss.

 

There's an affinity body and neck but it's a {censored} guitar. Body has splits in it and the truss is missing the adjustment end and two of the neck screw holes are striped. Which is a shame because otherwise its a very pretty Squier neck with nice fretwork. I'm going to repair the body for practice and put the other maple neck on it. That neck isn't a squier neck and the truss rod still adjusts. I think I'm going to replace the frets on that for practice and see if I can get it set up properly. I'm quite excited about doing that.

 

The mini guitar I'm going to make into some sort of EVH tiny guitar thingy. Lots of winter work to look forward to.

 

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Lol, I see my name is on the membership list, but can’t remember what I had at the time.

For some reason my photobucket won’t come up so I can’t post a pic of my old ‘51, but IMGUR does so I have a pic of my old Strat, mahogany-bodied HH Satin-series,

And the Squier VM-P5 bass I bought last year.

 

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This is a 80's/90's Korean Plycaster (Squier II) I got when I bought a box of guitars. I got two Squier bodies and mini guitar and an extra neck. Anyway, I don't know how it's going to end up yet.

 

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I'm starting with a stain. This is the second day of drying. The veneer on the top and back is so thin that I couldn't sand any more away without fear of going through it.

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It looks pretty good the way it is,just add a 'burst to hide the edges and you've got the vintage mojo look.

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Wow, the planets are aligned. I just happened to grab my Squier Duo-Sonic to play tonight, and look what thread has bubbled back to the top at HCEG. :D

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Been to long since I have an update. Sorry.

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Pickup came from the guitar and so did the pot. Wired direct.

 

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I made the covers on the back. They're from the same piece of wood, side by side, and the sanding and staining were at the same time from the same can and yet we have a few colors.

 

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I bought GFS turners for it. These are the ones for 12 strings mounted on a single steel plate. They work fine. I was still working on the nut when this photo was taken. It's now complete and glued into place with the end sanded to fit the neck instead of sticking out.

 

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This the extra neck I got in the initial deal and not the one that came on the guitar. The holes were stripped and I drilled it out and used larger screws instead of hard wood inserts. Some of the fretboard finish was messed up so I had to sand it spray poly on it and buff it out. I put a TUSQ nut on it and as you see it here it weighs 4.4 pounds.

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Thanks for the demo and the details Mike - but you left out the details about those plugs you used for the extra knobs - is that spent 9mm brass? :)

 

 

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Thanks for the demo and the details Mike - but you left out the details about those plugs you used for the extra knobs - is that spent 9mm brass? :)

 

.38 cal fits perfect. Just big enough so they don't fall out.

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Squier Double Fat Telecaster Deluxe from 2001. Before and after photos. Got it from a CL seller on 3/19/17, for $200 that included guitar, gator hardshell case, Stageline locking stand, and two sets of D'Add strings.

 

 

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Hey, you did a great job on that. Time and attention to detail always pays off.

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