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    I found a guy online that makes bodies for a reasonable price, and has good reviews as well. I found another guy that does a faux snakeskin covering on guitar bodies. I ordered a two humbucker hardtail San Dimas style body. I put in an order with Warmoth for a reverse headstock Strat neck around the same time. The neck has arrived here, and the body has arrived at the snakeskin guy's place. I also ordered all gold hardware, and it has arrived as well. The guy is getting everything laid out and prepped up to do the covering on the body this week. I bought some no hole gold pickup covers, but I've decided to just go with black pickups and let all the other hardware be gold. I've also got a Pasadena '78 pickup set and a Poundcake pickup set on order from Planet Tone. I don't know how they'll pan out, but we'll see.



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    yeah man, i like where this is goin!

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    • #3
      Looks sweet. What wood is the body?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
        Looks sweet. What wood is the body?
        Alder.

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        • #5
          Love to watch how this is progressing! Congrats on a cool project!
          Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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          • #6
            Build threads like this are great. Like tuning into a TV show for new episodes.

            Originally posted by Bad City
            He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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            • #7
              Cool. Can't wait to see how this pans out.

              What happened to the Iceman bodies you had dyed/painted?

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                Originally posted by ErikH View Post
                Cool. Can't wait to see how this pans out.

                What happened to the Iceman bodies you had dyed/painted?
                Too much work....lol. Nah, I originally did them with Tru oil, and that turned out to be a pain in the ass. I sanded all of that off and started trying to do them in lacquer, but I didn't really know what I was doing nor did I really have a place to do it correctly. I still have the blue one. I think I got drunk and stepped on the purple one and broke it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JOLLY View Post

                  Too much work....lol. Nah, I originally did them with Tru oil, and that turned out to be a pain in the ass. I sanded all of that off and started trying to do them in lacquer, but I didn't really know what I was doing nor did I really have a place to do it correctly. I still have the blue one. I think I got drunk and stepped on the purple one and broke it.
                  Oh ****. Lol. Well, I hope this one goes better for ya.

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                            Wow, that looks better than I imagined from the description. I've seen some Princeton Reverbs covered in similar material. Looking forward to more pics of the progress!
                            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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