Who can build me a Starcaster body?

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Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by Waygorked » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:51 am

I'm looking at a Starcaster project, possibly with a JM vibrato. It needs to fit a Strat neck. I'd settle for a Warmoth Mooncaster, but the body seems a bit too small. I can't find anyone else that builds a Starcaster body with a carved top. Are there any other options?

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by tommycarlos » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:37 pm

Sadly, the Rosser guitars one isn't a carved top:

https://rosserguitars.com/collections/r ... rc-s-model

Though he does offer them with the JM tremolo...

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by Waygorked » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:39 pm

I was in touch with him a little while ago. He is apparently planning on offering a carved top model, and was going to have me be the first one. I may still take him up on it, but wonder if he is the only game in town.

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by Ohioisonfire » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:18 am

tommycarlos wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:37 pm
Sadly, the Rosser guitars one isn't a carved top:

https://rosserguitars.com/collections/r ... rc-s-model

Though he does offer them with the JM tremolo...
Are these popular around here for builds? I’ve never seen his stuff before, the jm/jag prices are so low..

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by Deed_Poll » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:43 am

I could do it, send me a PM! :)

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by tommycarlos » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:48 pm

Ohioisonfire wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:18 am
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Are these popular around here for builds? I’ve never seen his stuff before, the jm/jag prices are so low..
Not sure about how popular they are. I know at least one other poster has a non-reverse firebird from one of his bodies.

My non-reverse firebird body arrived yesterday and it's stunning, so I am pretty excited to see how it turns out. The price was certainly right as well.

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by timtam » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:08 pm

There are some ebay Starcaster kits ... eg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/112803131890

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by tommycarlos » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:20 pm

In the realm of entire kits, there is also Pitbull guitars here in Australia...

https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/gui ... -hardware/

Their kits are generally pretty nice.

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by timtam » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:50 pm

tommycarlos wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:20 pm
In the realm of entire kits, there is also Pitbull guitars here in Australia...

https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/gui ... -hardware/

Their kits are generally pretty nice.
Pitbull's Starcaster kit used to be similar to the ebay one I linked above, with a standard TOM style stoptail bridge (like the actual Starcaster). Their website above now shows it has a trapeze tailpiece, which makes it somewhat unique. One could of course drill for a stoptail if the centre block is wide enough.

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by tommycarlos » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:47 pm

timtam wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:50 pm
tommycarlos wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:20 pm
In the realm of entire kits, there is also Pitbull guitars here in Australia...

https://www.pitbullguitars.com/shop/gui ... -hardware/

Their kits are generally pretty nice.
Pitbull's Starcaster kit used to be similar to the ebay one I linked above, with a standard TOM style stoptail bridge (like the actual Starcaster). Their website above now shows it has a trapeze tailpiece, which makes it somewhat unique. One could of course drill for a stoptail if the centre block is wide enough.
I have been wating to get a Pitbull Starcaster and add one of these from GFS: https://www.guitarfetish.com/Xtrem-Floa ... _4414.html

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Re: Who can build me a Starcaster body?

Post by kamillebidan » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:01 pm

Ohioisonfire wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:18 am

Are these popular around here for builds? I’ve never seen his stuff before, the jm/jag prices are so low..
I noticed the sweet price as well, anyone have any experience with the jm/jag bodies specifically?

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