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Guitar Completed... more or less...

I finally got the guitar finished.  I'm sure you'll remember that one I bought in a local auction shortly before Christmas?

I finally got it wired up, screw together and stringed.  I plugged it in and was more than a little amazed to find that it actually worked!  It's actually feels nice to play, and looks pretty too.

It also has buckets of tone and I would imagine would make a nice blues guitar.

However, it's not perfect as yet. There appears to be something of an annoying hum,  but I think with some additional shielding and grounding, it'll be fine.  And it's a fairly well known issue with strats anyway.

Also, the neck pickup appears not to work.  Not sure why - it appears to be correctly wired.  No problems though.  I very rarely use that pickup anyway.

And lastly, the scratch plate doesn't really fit.  The body isn't exactly a strat shape, just very similar.  I think it looks quirky, so I don't mind :)

Check it out:

Looks quite nice eh?

Here's a close up.  You can see how the scratch plate doesn't fit the body perfectly.

All in all, I'm pleased with the result.  I'll open it up again soon to see if I can improve the hum problem and maybe fix the broken pickup.  But none of these problems mean I'll not be able to play it.  Perhaps I can sell it?  Anyone interested ? ;)


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