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    Anyone have a hardtail strat body that don't want? That they want to sell. To me?

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    You and me both bro. You have good taste buddy!
    Actually, what Id do is get KNE to make you one.
    http://www.kneguitars.com/vint_bod.php

    Aside from that you arent going to find anything of much quality. I did see a hardtail B Hefner body on ebay that looked like a decent base to start with. Ill edit this if i find the page.

    I did find one by Tone Bomb guitars. My buddy bought a few bodes from them and he said theyre good quality.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Alder-Strat...AAAOSw5l5Zpdci

    I can personally attest for Mitch's work at KNE Guitars, plus he is cheaper. I had him make me a single humbucker recessed floyd poplar Rhoads body and it was amazingly accurate in every detail when comparing its shape and the wing bevels to my King V and my buddys Rhoads.
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    Send me your unwanted BCRich's, I'll pay shipping.

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    I actually bought a body from Mitch before... I've already contacted him about this one.

    So what I *really* want to do is pair a musikraft 24 fret neck with a kne 24 fret hardtail body. I'm actually going to contact musikraft to see if they'll roast a body if I send it to them. They offer that as a standalone service, so we'll see if they'll do it for any random body.

    I'd love to have something similar to these Jacksons but with a hardtail bridge.

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    Have Mitch make you a hardtail Dinky body and youll be set.
    Well you already are full aware that youll need to paint it or stain it, so you may as well not settle, and get exactly what you want. He will work with you to make anything you want really, and all youre doing is checking off boxes of things he already offers...

    As far as a hardtail strat body with finish on it, well i couldnt even tell you the last time I saw a decent one for sale by itself. Usually theres a neck and pickups attached to it. Lol

    Like your idea though, that sound like it would be a nice player.
    What wood are you going with?
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    Not sure yet. But I might want to go with roasted basswood.

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    Im going to google some pics of what that looks like. I do like the look of baked or roasted wood, so Im sure thatll just accentuate the grains really nicely.
    Are you then going to oil it or clear coat it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalchurch View Post
    Im going to google some pics of what that looks like. I do like the look of baked or roasted wood, so Im sure thatll just accentuate the grains really nicely.
    Are you then going to oil it or clear coat it?
    Not sure. I've dumped a bunch of cash recently so I'm still in the early stages of this. Probably need to sell something first

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    And, the thing about custom builds is that you are guaranteed to lose half your money if you wind up selling, no matter how great of an instrument you build.

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    Funny you say hardtail strat, I have been mulling this over for about 3 months.
    The Robert Cray strat is hardtail and so is the Tom Delonge. Neither work for me as I am going double humbucker.
    I found a guy on ebay out of GA, who makes bodies and emailed him.
    I asked for a mahogany body for double humbuckers with a hardtail for a hipshot bridge and rear routing for 1 volume, 1 tone and a 3 way switch.
    He said he could do it and doesn't charge anymore for lefties.
    His ebay handle is headguitar.
    I haven't got back to him yet, but he makes to order.

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