"AstroCaster" build

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:03 am

I ordered mine here, but there are others online.

https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.co ... eck-plate/

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am

Thanks, their price is good. I sent them an email to see if they can do a custom logo on them.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by ChristheRat » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:26 am

beerbelly wrote:
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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Good LORD this is so dope! It just looks like a fast car haha, the color and slant are perfect
Things are more like they are now, then they ever have been.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am

Rgand wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am
Thanks, their price is good. I sent them an email to see if they can do a custom logo on them.
I ordered mine Friday, got an emailed proof this morning, and it shipped today. That's pretty incredible service!

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:46 pm

beerbelly wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:30 am
Rgand wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:13 am
Thanks, their price is good. I sent them an email to see if they can do a custom logo on them.
I ordered mine Friday, got an emailed proof this morning, and it shipped today. That's pretty incredible service!
That's pretty cool. I haven't heard from them yet. Maybe they're not set up for custom graphics. I have plenty of time to get one done (read: months) so there's no rush.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:36 am

It appears that they're primarily set up to do text only, but asking for something custom is worth a shot.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by ThePearDream » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:07 am

This is an awesome build! I love the green you used.

I'll give a +1 to Philadelphia Luthier Supply as well, I've always gotten incredibly quick service from them.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:10 am

beerbelly wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:36 am
It appears that they're primarily set up to do text only, but asking for something custom is worth a shot.
Exactly. The worst they can do is say "no".

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:13 pm

The neck plate arrived today, and I just ordered it Friday- wow! Well packaged, and includes new screws and a small setup gauge.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Rgand » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:52 pm

Nice quality plate. Looks good.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by threewordname » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 pm

What color/brand did you use to paint this? It's amazing!

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:22 pm

threewordname wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 pm
What color/brand did you use to paint this? It's amazing!
I used Duplicolor Paint Shop BSP208 Sublime Green Pearl lacquer. Cool stuff; it comes in a quart can, premixed with thinner, ready to spray.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by BeeTL » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:22 pm

That looks really cool!
Owner, Lowe Custom Guitars

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by Amon 7.L » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:28 am

beerbelly wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:15 am
"It also screams for a custom etched neck plate to honour your craftmanship."
Another great idea Amon; I ordered one today.
Well done with the plate, now slap it in place and wear the guitar with much deserved pride.

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Re: "AstroCaster" build

Post by beerbelly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:09 pm

Neck plate on. Done!

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