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    Hey all,
    You have to see this awesome replica built by Stratman5150 he asked me to post it here for him.
    Great job !! Stratman5150, perhaps you could tell us a bit more about it.. i.e. body wood, pup, etc...
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    [ October 19, 2002, 08:19 PM: Message edited by: Space Tape ]

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    The body was a kramer 300st.It used to have a recessed trem rout,I filled it in with a piece of wood to have a flush mount floyd.The neck came off of a Hondo strat copy that I picked up at a local music shop here in Columbus.what really drew me to this neck is the skunk stripe down the back [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] With a little mod,I have a neck circa 1984.The body wood is plywood.The pick up is from some kind of Jackson guitar,at least that what was printed on it.I'm not a big fan of the floyd,so basically what I have is a "hardtail" floyd.The trem is blocked,the fine tuners are turned all the way down.I tune at the neck,just like a regular strat.Notice the bone nut.There is nothing really special about this guitar.It was a first time attempt to create a frankie.I am really pleased with the way the paint job turned out. [img]smile.gif[/img] I may try to create another copy at another time.

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    I almost forgot,THANKS DAVE [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] I could not have done this without you.What a class act...

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    Donor

    Stratman, I think that guitar is VERY special! The paint looks great! And I admire your resourcefulness in using some of the parts you've described.

    I'm in the middle of my own part-here, part-there EVH replica, and it's encouraging to see one finished and looking so good. Congrats on a really cool Frankie! [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
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    Donor

    Nice Job Stratman!!!

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    Thanks guys [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] I almost forgot to add,I am going to add the neck pickup and switch after I do a little mod to the pick up routs.In the middle rout,the wood is really thin.I have to add a little wood so I have something to screw into.I tried one other time to add the middle switch,but it didnt work out.

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    Nice guitar!
    I don't know if you're into it, but I like the 5150 Kramer's unfinished and dirty neck.
    It looks played to death and mean!
    I have the same effect on my Kramer. If you want it all you have to do is rub a razor blade back and forth between the frets until the laquor is removed (do it gently-scrape don't dig!) then oil the wood and let it soak in. After a while it developes that highly played look and looks the business!
    This method actually takes a little of the 'twangyness' associated with laquored maple necks away and gives it a more rounded tone. I'm sure this is an overlooked part of Ed's Brown sound!
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    I am going for a unfinished neck for the 5150 that I am currently working on.I might do some mods to the neck on my frankie at another time.

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    Here's a little number I was finishing up when I needed my selector switch last week from Guitar Center. I posted the transaction process [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    I modded the floyd positioning to float rather than flush because I do use it quite a bit. Body is basswood, and neck is unfinished maple. I had to cut and shape the profile on the headstock and I haven't done any "relic-ing"... Don't know if I will any time soon. But it was a helluva lot of fun to just make the damn thing

    [ October 20, 2002, 10:02 PM: Message edited by: el_jalepeno ]

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    Hey jalepeno
    That is one sweet guitar.What kind of paint did you use?I used truck and van paint on my frankie.On the 5150 i'm working on,I used krylon.

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    Originally posted by stratman5150:
    I am going for a unfinished neck for the 5150 that I am currently working on.I might do some mods to the neck on my frankie at another time.
    Nice job on the franky [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Donor

    Originally posted by stratman5150:
    Hey jalepeno
    That is one sweet guitar.What kind of paint did you use?I used truck and van paint on my frankie.On the 5150 i'm working on,I used krylon.
    I used Krylon. You just can't go wrong! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Nice job on yours as well [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

 

 

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