Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by BeeTL » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:09 am

That's going to be pretty special...very nice!
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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by iodine74 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Finally an update. I don't have a drillpress and didn't trust myself doing the Les Trem 2 install myself so it's been at a shop (for far too long... think the owner knows I'm not too happy about that, been going to him for 20 years or so).

Anyways... neck/frets need some major setupwork done. I mocked in the pickups the other night.

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by HNB » Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:02 pm

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:27 am

Wow! As already stated above: nice stain for a kit! :)
I'm normaly not a big fan of dyied blue or green either - but this one looks especially nice! The binding gives a nice contrast...
Congrats! Also the Surf 90s and the Les Trem were good choices! :)

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by Rgand » Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:05 am

It's looking quite good. Can't wait to see it done. I like the Les Trem.

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by iodine74 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:30 pm

Rgand wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:05 am
It's looking quite good. Can't wait to see it done. I like the Les Trem.
Thanks... I'll be posting updates when done. The feel of the Les Trem is really nice. Glad I made that decision.

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by iodine74 » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:25 pm

OK... well here we are 3 years after starting, two years after my last post and now I'm finally {basically} done.... why so long? Reasons... ;D


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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by d-rock » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:43 pm

This thing looks amazing! How did you go about staining the fingerboard?

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Re: Pitbull Guitars FS-1 (Starcaster) Kit Build

Post by iodine74 » Tue May 04, 2021 7:13 pm

I just mixed a couple different browns using Powered Keda dyes. One had more black in it than the other.

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