"AstroCaster" build

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:58 pm

This is really coming out amazing. I love the green, but I was thinking that with a space-age kind of silver color on the body, you could put a set of Surf 90's in there and it would look epic too! Maybe for the next build ;)
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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Paolo_ray » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:56 am

It looks like the lovechild of a Toronado and St. Vincent's signature model.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:21 pm

Wet sanded today, my least fun part of a build. 400, 800, 1200, 1500 and 2000. But it's like paint prep on a car; if the prep's not right, the car won't look good. You can see the shine developing:

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:32 pm

Body polished today, assembly soon.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm

That really looks good! :thumbsup:

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:11 am

Yeah, buddy, that looks fantastic!!
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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:08 pm

Mostly done, but I ran out of steam and it's beer:thirty. Just need to hook up pickups to the switch, string with Fender 9-46 Bullets, then test and setup.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:37 pm

Beatuiful! What a fine design. The headstock is a great compliment to it, too.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:44 pm

I really like that. It's like a MM St. Vincent, only better! :-*
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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:35 pm

Maggieo wrote:
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I really like that. It's like a MM St. Vincent, only better! :-*
Thanks!
There are some nice details on that St. Vincent, but I don't get why they left the bridge pickup off the pickguard- there's plenty of room to extend it & incorporate that pup. The exposed pup mounting looks odd to me.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:05 pm

beerbelly wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Maggieo wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:44 pm
I really like that. It's like a MM St. Vincent, only better! :-*
Thanks!
There are some nice details on that St. Vincent, but I don't get why they left the bridge pickup off the pickguard- there's plenty of room to extend it & incorporate that pup. The exposed pup mounting looks odd to me.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:20 pm

beerbelly wrote:
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This looks really fantastic. Right down to the font on the head. Just amazing. Are you making this model and plan to sell it, or just a one-off for yourself?
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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:04 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:20 pm
beerbelly wrote:
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This looks really fantastic. Right down to the font on the head. Just amazing. Are you making this model and plan to sell it, or just a one-off for yourself?
Thank you. This is a one-off build from a sketch I did while thinking of more modern designs for a guitar. Most seemed too radical, but this one struck me as modern and still recognizable as a guitar shape. I also saw it as two intersecting guitar picks, which made it the obvious choice to build. I enlarged this sketch as far as I could on my printer, then took it to a print shop to have it enlarged to full size. Then I added the pickup, pickguard and controls details by finding component drawings online, enlarging them to full size, and laying them out on the print to make the final router pattern.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:40 am

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by valley_parade » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:19 am

Bravo, that is so cool.

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