Originally Posted by R1ridr
I am now waiting on a couple more parts to come in...on the next string change it will go back onto the table and get a set of graphtec saddles, a Fender LSR rolling nut and a brass block. Plus it will also need a refret so I am going to try to hold that restring off until I get my current project done.
Now I can say something about my current project.
I pulled a 29 year old Squier Strat contemporary that was made in the Fender Japan plant in 1987 from one foot in the grave. It started life as a Blondie with a system 1 bridge system (made by Schaller). Then someone sanded the body to bare wood (except in the cavities). My intent was to bring it back to its original glory since I also got the original electronics and pickguard but the more I looked at it, it started talking to me so I started from the beginning.
I started with CTS 250k pots and an Oak Grigsby 5 way switch. The p'ups are from a maker out of Russia who impressed me very much on my last rebuild, Alexander Pribora. This P'up set is his "Hot Custom" set. I stayed with the original pickguard, knobs and P'up covers.
Instead of repainting, the body kept saying "Natural"...so I gave it a clear finish, yanked the frets and installed jumbo/tall frets. Next is a new nut and final set up of the action.
Here is where I am so far: