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04/28/2009 @ 06:16 AM: In 2003 my good friend Scott Lindberg, a graphic artist by trade, designed and built my website, Initially we agreed on a barter deal; Scott wanted some soundtrack work done for a redux of an old short film project of his. Over time the revamped film never happened, nor did any of the other possible projects we discussed. A few months ago I started to wonder if Scott would be interested in a custom guitar since he was a former player. Recognizing I almost had an entire guitar in parts sitting around (probably more than one, actually), I bought an alder sunburst Strat body off eBay, sent a picture of it to Scott, and asked him: "Does this look like the body for your new guitar?" He responded even more enthusiastically than I could have expected, so I went to work on the thing right away. A few weeks later it was done, and Scott was in town to take delivery of it on April 28, 2009.

Pictures of this guitar in progress, along with my other guitar projects, can be found in the photos section of my MySpace page:

The parts list and photos are below!

Solid Alder Strat Body--Translucent Sunburst Finish
Eden Maple Neck--22 Frets, 1 5/8" Graphite Nut, C-Shape Profile, 12" Radius, Vintage Size Frets, Black Inlays
Zebra Humbucker Bridge & Neck Pickups
Mighty Mite Chrome Tremolo Bridge
Alpha 500K Volume & Tone Potentiometers w/ Black Knobs
3-Way Pickup Selector Switch w/ Black Tip
Warmoth 3-Ply White Pearloid Pickguard
Black Tremolo Cover
Alpha Jack w/ Chrome Jack Plate
Ping Mini Chrome Tuners
Chrome String Trees
Chrome Neck Plate
Chrome Strap Buttons

Sunburst_Strat_11 (216k image)

Sunburst_Strat_12 (208k image)

Sunburst_Strat_15 (169k image)

Sunburst_Strat_14 (261k image)

thumbnail 001thumbnail 002thumbnail 003thumbnail 004Photo Chronology: 1996 to Today
thumbnail 005thumbnail 006thumbnail 007thumbnail 008Please feel free to peruse these memories from the AT photo archives.

Andrew Thomas