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Old 03-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
coltonbraun
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Default A Couple of questions on my home-made guitar?

Okay...here's the story...

A couple years ago I decided I wanted to take guitar lessons, but after about a month of them, i quit.

At the beginning of this year, I decided to take them up again, and I plan on sticking with it...

When I first started, I bought a crappy Austin strat style beginner pack...and when I decided to start up again, I didn't like that guitar so i decided to buy a new one. It's a hollow-body and I like it, and right now, its my only working electric.

I decided it would be a fun project to basically re-do my crappy strat to make it better looking, and not such a low-end guitar.

I sanded off the finish and I'm getting a custom made pickguard, and custom coloring it so I know I'll love it looks alone, so I have no problems with that.

I do have a few questions however:
1. Since I'm still using the Austin body and neck, will it still be a really crappy guitar?

2. I'm going to swap out the pickups and this is a main question of mine...Can I switch out the neck pickup and replace it with a Tele pickup??

3. I've heard about fast-fret, and products like that, but what do they actually do?

4. Is it really worth my time and money, will it become a better quality guitar, or will it just be a nice looking peice of ****?

I know, newbie questions, but I appreciate all of your questions, and If you have advice, please let me know.

Thanks,
Colton
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