"AstroCaster" build

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"AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:04 am

Haven't been here in a while, but I have a new build underway.
My idea is a modernized silhouette of an acoustic guitar, based on two intersecting guitar pick shapes. Here's what's going in/on it:
Allparts 2-piece Alder body
Allparts 1-piece maple neck with Tele heel & half paddle headstock for custom shape
(3) Stew Mac Parsons Street P90's with Fender 5-way switch
Wilkinson WVP6SB contemporary trem, black
Fender vintage locking tuners
Alpha pots & Orange Drop cap
Colors: black pickguard on a Lime Green Pearl lacquer body

Here's my original concept drawing along with the body pattern & rough-cut body:

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:36 am

I like it! Very neat shape!!
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http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=104282&p=1438384#p1438384

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 am

This is a pretty cool project. I like the clean lines. That's good design work.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:28 am

A few more progress photos:

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Amon 7.L » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:46 am

Super cool project!

it reminds me of the Backlund 100
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Please, tell me you're going for a lime glow-in-the-dark finish, that'll be super dope!!

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Scarabeus » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:46 am

Very cool design.
You really nailed the headstock design as well. Very fitting.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by marqueemoon » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:49 am

I also like what you’ve done with the headstock. The rest looks great too.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:03 am

More progress photos. Currently waiting a couple weeks for lacquer to dry.

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And the body mocked up with a few parts on it:

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:39 am

Outstanding! What a beauty!

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by antisymmetric » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Coming together very nicely!
Watching the corners turn corners

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:00 pm

Amon 7.L wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:46 am
Super cool project!

it reminds me of the Backlund 100
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Please, tell me you're going for a lime glow-in-the-dark finish, that'll be super dope!!
My last build may be closer. J.Backlund is a guitar design God in my world, and I know I've been influenced by his designs.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:21 pm

Neck wet sanded & polished:

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by X-Ray Spex » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:32 am

That Green is one of my favourite finishes, looking forward to seeing it completed.
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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Perry » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:01 am

I really enjoy guitars that have unusual shapes and complimentary but out-of-the-ordinary pickguards. Excellent!

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:39 am

That neck really came out great!

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