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AJ’s custom Stratocaster – complete

I got to finish up AJ’s guitar this weekend. The guitar body has been done for nearly a year, but due to some personal issues, it had to be put on … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 10

I applied the final (sixth) coat of Tung oil last night. I took a few pictures to hopefully show how the finish turned out. There is also a shot with … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 9

As I was getting ready to apply the fifth coat of Tung oil this evening, I paid close attention to the feel of the finish. It was a little rougher … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 8

The first coat of tung oil has dried. It soaks in pretty deep, so you don’t get much of a shine until the third or fourth coat. Since the finish … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 7

I wanted to finish the guitar, but I don’t have all the purchased components yet. The main item I need now is the neck. I have an Ibanez neck that … Continue reading

June 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 6

I found some time to play down in the shop last night. I was determined to make some headway on AJ’s guitar.I started by locating the centers of the holes … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 5

It has been a while since I have worked on this project. I recently had to order something from Guitar Fetish so I got some of the parts that I needed … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 4

The glue and epoxy are cured, so I got out my smoothing plane. I took my time planing the rays one or two at a time, taking care not to … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 3

I am juggling a few projects these days. While I am waiting on hardware for the cabinet, I will jump back on to AJ’s Strat. I had planned to run … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 2

Glad I didn’t have the energy to finish working on the inlay yesterday. AJ decided on a slight change to the design. I am now going to inlay his initials … Continue reading

March 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

AJ’s custom Stratocaster – day 1

While I am working on the cabinet and starting to come down with a cold, I want to put a little time into another project for a fellow at work. … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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