How to Build a Strat Guitar (Building Kit)

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How to Build a Strat Guitar (Building Kit)
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I got this lovely stratocoaster kit from my dad when I started my summer vacation as a summer project. I love you dad.

I got this lovely stratocoaster kit from my dad when I started my summer vacation as a summer project. I love you dad.

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First thing you need to do is to wipe off the dust with a damp cloth. Ler it dry completely before painting.

First thing you need to do is to wipe off the dust with a damp cloth. Ler it dry completely before painting.

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I decided to just clear varnish the body. But if you want another color that's up to you. Be sure to read the instructions. Let it dry.

I decided to just clear varnish the body. But if you want another color that's up to you. Be sure to read the instructions. Let it dry.

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grind down the high spots with a fine sandpaper if needed.

grind down the high spots with a fine sandpaper if needed.

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if it feels rough, sweep gently with sandpaper

if it feels rough, sweep gently with sandpaper

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This is the first  layer. I Did five.

This is the first layer. I Did five.

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Now we're gonna put together the tuning keys.

Now we're gonna put together the tuning keys.

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This is the things we Will need.

This is the things we Will need.

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First the screw

First the screw

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Then the ring

Then the ring

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Then the bolt and tighten it.

Then the bolt and tighten it.

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All the tuning keys. Now the small screws left.

All the tuning keys. Now the small screws left.

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Like that

Like that

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Peel off the paper if you want

Peel off the paper if you want

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Done

Done

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Place the nut in place

Place the nut in place

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This is the part you will put your neck in. Don't remove the wax

This is the part you will put your neck in. Don't remove the wax

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Put it in and make sure it's tight

Put it in and make sure it's tight

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Take a long screw and drill in the hole. When you're done you have a plate you will drill over, I don't have any picture of that

Take a long screw and drill in the hole. When you're done you have a plate you will drill over, I don't have any picture of that

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Now it's time to start with the electricity. This part my dad helped me so I'm sorry for bad English and bad pictures.

Now it's time to start with the electricity. This part my dad helped me so I'm sorry for bad English and bad pictures.

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We drilled a hole trough there so the cables can come through

We drilled a hole trough there so the cables can come through

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Like that. You want 2 black and 1 red

Like that. You want 2 black and 1 red

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My dad choosed to use spade plugs instead of solder them.

My dad choosed to use spade plugs instead of solder them.

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screw the pickguard (do you really say it like that? Haha)

screw the pickguard (do you really say it like that? Haha)

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I forgot to take a picture when I layed the bridge in place. But thats not hard at all. Just lay it in the hole and screw where the Holes are.

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First you need to put the springs in right place of the bridge under the guitar

First you need to put the springs in right place of the bridge under the guitar

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Here you can see how the springs is placed under the bridge

Here you can see how the springs is placed under the bridge

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Drill this to the "Wall"

Drill this to the "Wall"

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screw the plastic cover over the springs

screw the plastic cover over the springs

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Ready to play :) sorry for My bad english and Thanks to My dad :)

Ready to play :) sorry for My bad english and Thanks to My dad :)

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