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    Default Frank N. Stein from my Kit

    I built this from my Kit. The only thing I used differently is a Schaller Pickup from an 80's Pacer, an old Floyd Rose and I made the neck.
    2-piece Swamp Ash Body made by me
    2-piece Birdseye Maple Neck made and aged by me (my kit actually has a custom made Licensed Fender Neck so there's no trademark issues)
    Neckplate from Allparts. I need a Frankenstein Serial Numbered Plate 61071
    Original Floyd Rose from a mid-80's Kramer Pacer
    Aged Schaller Tuners I scored from a shop I found in Canada
    3-way switch from Allparts that was modified a bit by me
    Single Coil Pickup from a Jackson Guitar that I've been meaning to upgrade. I used the top of a red single coil cover for this and aged it some too.
    Schaller Humbucker from the mid-80's Pacer
    1971 Quarter that I just happened upon
    500k Pot from Allparts
    Tone Knob from my spare parts bin
    Butchered pickguard I made from the middle of an old pickguard
    Output jack and plate from Allparts
    Strap eye-screws from the local hardware store
    Reflectors that a buddy found and sent me
    White duct tape from the local hardware store for the pick holder on the bottom horn and to hold the ground from the spring claw down
    The paint is rattle can Lacquer for the black and white and the red is Apple Red with a final very thin coat of clear just to put it all together.
    Mo better pics...







    Next up... I'm redoing my VHI and going old school with it this time. I've got a Seymour Duncan Custom Shop 78 that I scored in a trade on the way that I was going to put in my Frankenstein, but I think I'm going to put it in the VHI. I'm pretty happy with the pickup in it now.
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    Nice work!!!!
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    Nice work man! You should sneak it on eBay and maybe some poor sap will drop $25k for it!

    Only kidding. Great stuff, man.

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    Very, very, very nice! Your attention to detail is amazing!

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    Are you the guy from the www.frankenstraat.com? If so, are you making kits for this? How much is this guitar cost/retail/sale? Just curious, how does it sound and play? Got anymore pics?

    Thanks!

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    Nope, I'm from DivebombInc.com and I sell a complete kit for this guitar there. I mean complete too... well, everything except the paintjob that is.

    I'm very happy with the way this guitar sounds and feels.
    I'll try to post another sound clip soon.

    There's a lot more pictures of this guitar here http://forum.metroamp.com/viewtopic.php?t=12417
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    Here's a sound clip of Frank N. Stein. Pardon the mistakes; I did this just now.
    http://www.divebombinc.com/VH/soundClips/F2.MPG
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    Looks great! Is the body the same specs as the Fender? It looks a little narrower in the straight on photos.

    It's probably an optical illusion.
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    Same specs. I made my template from a very early Charvel and I've researched and done more comparisons than you could imagine.
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    sweet.. I am not into replicas or collecting.

    but I will say, to build one yourself is very cool and makes WAY more sense than paying 25,000 for someone else to do it. Fun to do, fun to have, I can at least understand this.

    to just go buy one... I just dont get unless you are in a VH tribute band.
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    The next picture I post will be the body stripped back down. I went to Fullers yesterday and played the EVH Frankenstein and of course while I was playing it I was memorizing all the details about the body. All along with this build I was building a Replica Replica so I have a few things to change according to the $25k version.
    Mine playes great and feels great too and so did the one at Fullers, I'm just going to change a few things to the paintjob and add a few small details.
    Now everyone tell me I'm crazy!
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    nice work bro! and i just realized that your a fellow houstonian!

    p.s. i sent you an email...

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    Yeppers, I'm in Clear Lake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DivebombInc View Post
    The next picture I post will be the body stripped back down. I went to Fullers yesterday and played the EVH Frankenstein and of course while I was playing it I was memorizing all the details about the body. All along with this build I was building a Replica Replica so I have a few things to change according to the $25k version.
    Mine playes great and feels great too and so did the one at Fullers, I'm just going to change a few things to the paintjob and add a few small details.
    Now everyone tell me I'm crazy!

    Can't get any better details than here..................


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    I stripped it and I'll spend some time sanding on it now.





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