New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

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New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:18 am

new offset project: I got a swamp ash Starcaster-style flat-top semi-hollow from Rosser Guitars
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Currently, my plan is to do a single bound top, with tortoise binding and a rose gold/champagne sparkle finish on top and a complimentary stain on the back and sides. I've mocked it up with the parts I have on hand so far; I have new pickups on the way from Curtis Novak, a Thunderbird for the neck and a wide range JM humbucker for the bridge. Additional specs include an AVRI tailpiece, American Pro bridge, bakelite witch hat knobs, CTS pots, Switchkraft switch and jack, a recessed cup style jack mount, lefty WD Stratocaster neck, GraphTech nut & string tree and Wilkinson lefty locking tuners.

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Sadly, unless I can get access to a spray booth, I won't be able to finish it until spring, when my unconditioned workspace is warm enough to spray finishes. Still, I'm really stoked for this!
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starcaster

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:59 am

That sounds awesome. Picture isn’t showing up though.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starcaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:13 am

marqueemoon wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:59 am
That sounds awesome. Picture isn’t showing up though.
That's odd, can you see them now?

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starcaster

Post by kdanie » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:51 am

I can, cool project.
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starcaster

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:35 am

Lost In Autumn wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:13 am
marqueemoon wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:59 am
That sounds awesome. Picture isn’t showing up though.
That's odd, can you see them now?
Yes. Not feeling the reverse headstock, but otherwise I dig it.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:25 pm

I’ve been sitting on this for a while, nervous about taking the next step, but I took a leap and routed and formed the binding today. Next, I’ll glue it down, followed by sanding an scraping. After that, it will get a translucent pink stain, with a rose gold sparkle finish on top and a color matched headstock, although I may be shifting away from the reverse strat headstock.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by rank » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:55 pm

That looks great. I have wanted a Starcaster for a while but don't really dig the reissues. I assume you had to special order that body?
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:56 pm

rank wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:55 pm
That looks great. I have wanted a Starcaster for a while but don't really dig the reissues. I assume you had to special order that body?
I got it from Rosser Guitars last fall. I custom ordered it with a Jazzmaster pickup and bridge configuration and no edge rounding, so I could do the binding.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:16 pm

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The binding is on!

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by CROSS_guitars » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:05 pm

Nice!

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by smjenkins » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:05 pm

Excited to see this one come together.

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Vendetagainst » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:09 am

This one is gonna be sick I can tell! Following, and good luck!

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by ejendres » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:36 am

Excellent work dude, this will be killer

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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Beebe » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:58 am

Nice! I dig the left handed headstock. Supposed to be more ergonomic. Makes sense as you don't need to twist your arm as much.
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Re: New offset project: flat-top Starmaster

Post by Lost In Autumn » Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:00 am

I got the binding set this past weekend. Sanding had scraping this week & hopefully staining this weekend and spraying the following
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