I Just Finished My Whitey

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I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Slav123 » Sun May 31, 2009 5:49 pm

I had purchased this guitar a little while back. The original owner started it as his version of the Charvel "Whitey' replica. When I got it, I made a bunch of my own mods to it (that it definitely needed). I think that it looks pretty cool and it sounds amazing acoustically and electrically. What do you think?

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Charvelised » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:50 am

Looks Lovely!

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby dave1021 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:59 pm

Very Nice
Any specs?
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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Charvelised » Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:24 am

What made you choose Non Skunk Stripe?

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Slav123 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:23 am

That was the original owners' choice. I will get all of the specs for the guitar and post them soon.

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Slav123 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:18 pm

Slav123 wrote:I had purchased this guitar a little while back. The original owner started it as his version of the Charvel "Whitey' replica. When I got it, I made a bunch of my own mods to it (that it definitely needed). I think that it looks pretty cool and it sounds amazing acoustically and electrically. What do you think?

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Here are the guitars' specs:

- Warmoth mahogany strat body with a swimming pool route
- All Parts hard rock one piece maple strat neck, 12 - 16 radius (C shaped)
- Rosewood fret board with mother of pearl dots (nice and dark)
- 22 Dunlop 6100 jumbo frets (no wear at all)
- Graphite nut
- Gotoh self locking tuners with custom ordered perloid buttons
- Black string tree retainer
- Aged old school Charvel decal
- Hipshot solid brass chrome plated hardtail strings-through body bridge
- Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 humbucker pickup
- Dimarzio SDS-1 middle and neck single coil pickups
- 500K volume pot and strat knob
- Switchcraft 5-way switch with a white knob
- Black custom ordered pickguard with black screws
- Fender Strat input jack and plate
- Schaller chrome strap lock system
- 9 Gauge strings with low action
- Professionally painted, assembled and setup
Over $1,200 invested and worth every penny!

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby skezza » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:33 am

Hey it looks great! Surely the mahogany body makes it sound more like an SG though :o ?
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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Slav123 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:37 am

skezza wrote:Hey it looks great! Surely the mahogany body makes it sound more like an SG though :o ?


I'm not sure that there is such a thing as a SG sound. Plus the SG has dual humbuckers, a set bound neck, a solid body and a completely different style bridge (a string through body bridge makes a big sound and sustain difference).The bridge pickup and the combo of the mahogany makes it sound like an old school San Dimas Charvel with a Duncan JB pickup and mahogany body with a route plus pickguard). The Dimarzio single SDS-1 pickups are amazing and you get crisp clean sound with them. You could have 3 SG guitars with the same specs and I bet you that each one will sound different.I wouldn't compare a sound to a make and model of a guitar. It's the marriage of wood with hardware and electronics that make a specific sound (strings and setup have a bit to do with it too). It does sound awesome and is very compfortable to play. The bridge that's on it is one of the best hard tail string strough body bridges out there.

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Shadow » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:42 pm

Beautiful designed and well crafted guitar you have, Slav123. It's breathtaking that's for sure: I wouldn't let it out of my sight! :wink: Peace!

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby Slav123 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:18 am

Thanks!

Sorry for the double reply above. My blackberry froze up during the reply submission and doubled the reply somehow. You got to love technology sometimes...

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby skezza » Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:34 am

Slav123 wrote:Thanks!

Sorry for the double reply above. My blackberry froze up during the reply submission and doubled the reply somehow. You got to love technology sometimes...

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Hey, no worries, taken care of it 8) I would love to hear it, can you get some clips up when you get time ? :) I do agree that it isn't just about the wood etc. I suppose generically speaking, mahogany gives a fatter sound than Alder, I guess thats what i was saying. Thanks again for the pics :)
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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby jay_bee » Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:43 pm

looks sweet. i did a whitey from an old squire fat strat but it doesnt even compare to yours. yours i s probably the best ive seen yet. im gonna do a few more in the future. i'll try to take some pics in the process.

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby kevinxdunk » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:27 am

i'm considering building a jake too.
Just wondering if the 'swimming pool' routing will have adverse effect on the tone of the guitar, because there is far less contact between the pickups and the body wood..

If not, i will have a go on swimming pool

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby markymarc1979 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:42 pm

Stunning!! I mean awesome, I mean cool!!!

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Re: I Just Finished My Whitey

Postby jempc » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:29 pm

Who did the pickguard for you?

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