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    NBD? Partscaster Content.

    New Body Day?

    That sounds weird.

    The bridge post in my (admittedly old) sunburst Fender(possibly Squier) body started to lean really badly. I noticed during my yearly string change that one side was almost moving over the pickguard. Opened it up, and the anchor is starting to compress and crack the wood. I don't have access to a drill press, so fixing this would be beyond me atm.

    I saved a couple searches on ebay, "Charvel Body" and "Fender Floyd". Was able to pick up a Players(MIM) Fender body for a decent price.

    Photos below, I did not get any of the actual process, because I was sweaty and tired, and just .

    Box:
    20210525_163145 by SR, on Flickr

    Fucking peanuts!
    20210525_163204 by SR, on Flickr

    Good packing job:
    20210525_163222 by SR, on Flickr

    3 Tone Sunburst body:
    20210525_163436 by SR, on Flickr

    20210525_163441 by SR, on Flickr

    Out comes the dremel to make a 2 3/16" pocket fit a 2 1/4" neck.
    20210527_170129 by SR, on Flickr

    Finished product:
    20210527_180705 by SR, on Flickr

    20210528_110723 by SR, on Flickr

    20210528_110932 by SR, on Flickr


    Now, I did have some issues, and some pleasant surprises. Issue #1 was the neck pocket, Fender cuts these different than even Warmoth does, with a shorter distance from the screw holes to the neck pickup. I had to do a lot of dremeling to get this thing together. Issue #2 was the rear rout, there wasn't enough clearance on the "strap-pin" side to bottom out the trem, so I had to do some cutting there too.

    Surprisingly, the bridge ended up far enough off the body that I can keep my D-tuna. I of course made it down only with the help of a popsicle stick .

    Plays pretty much the same as it did. Sound is maybe a touch warmer? That could be because the bridge pickup is a couple more mm towards the neck?

    The old body, plus some other parts I have laying around, will likely become a clock for my upstairs hallway.
    Last edited by Toshiro; 05-28-2021, 07:15 PM.

    #2
    That looks great! What's the origin of the neck?

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      #3
      Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
      That looks great! What's the origin of the neck?
      Thanks!

      Neck is MIJ Promod from I wanna say 2011.

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        #4
        Not surprised you had to do some mods to get the neck to fit. Charvel and Fender are not interchangeable.

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          #5
          Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
          Not surprised you had to do some mods to get the neck to fit. Charvel and Fender are not interchangeable.
          I knew that going in, just was surprised that they changed where the end of the neck is in realtion to the neck bolts. I did not have that issue with Warmoth's strat body.

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            #6
            Nice Job - and don't forget to post an NCD thread when the time comes (new Clock day).
            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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              #7
              Cool guitar - sort of like the original superstrats!

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                #8
                Something sorta Stratty:


                Very not Stratty:

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                  #9
                  Well done, Sir!

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                    #10
                    Very nice!

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                      #11
                      Looks awesome

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                        #12
                        Sweet fiddle man
                        O K T H E N

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                          #13
                          Very nice. When your garage is the custom shop...

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Toshiro View Post

                            I knew that going in, just was surprised that they changed where the end of the neck is in realtion to the neck bolts. I did not have that issue with Warmoth's strat body.
                            I have done a bunch of these, what was the issue? I have interchanged USA Fender, USA Charvel, Japan Charvel, Mexi Charvel, Mexi Fender, etc all with mostly no issue. except for one I happened to sell to mattius and sent him in pieces for him to assemble :facepalm:

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Cameron View Post

                              I have done a bunch of these, what was the issue? I have interchanged USA Fender, USA Charvel, Japan Charvel, Mexi Charvel, Mexi Fender, etc all with mostly no issue. except for one I happened to sell to mattius and sent him in pieces for him to assemble :facepalm:
                              I had to cut like 1/8" towards the neck pickup in the pocket to get the screws to line up. It's possible they drilled the neck holes wrong on this one body? Meh, made it work.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Toshiro View Post

                                I had to cut like 1/8" towards the neck pickup in the pocket to get the screws to line up. It's possible they drilled the neck holes wrong on this one body? Meh, made it work.
                                I mean it looks right in the pics One way to tell immediately is that the forward neck screws should be 3/8" from the face of the neck heel. I know its modded now but if possible to measure in the future the holes through the body and on the neck should be 5/8" from the butt of the heel.

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                                  #17
                                  Maybe I'll check next time I have to adjust the neck. I have brass inserts in the neck, to save on wear and tear, so moving the holes there was out.

                                  Does a pretty good Maiden still:

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