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A partscaster build for Ryan

This build/project was from a few weeks back now and I've been sitting on the photos waiting for a chance to pop them in a write up here on the workshop blog. Finally made it!
Ryan kindly asked me to be part of his partscaster project, and I had a wicked time going through the ideas, remaining parts needed and progressing through the build. I was provided with a Guitar Build body, painted beautifully by Paul at Retro169, in a NOS lacquer checked Shell Pink body, a Hosco neck which Ryan had done a lovely job on oil finishing himself. Oil City pickups. A pickguard, some control knobs and other hardware bits from Charles Guitars, and I supplied the Gotoh tuners, Gotoh bridge, some other items here and there like jack plate, strap buttons, screws etc. And I of course made the loaded pickguard! Here's some photos from the process, where I had to get everything aligned, carry out a fret level, radius, crown and polish, rolled the fretboard edge, full assembly and setup. It turned out great and sounded beautiful, especially when Ryan played it on collection! 











A little selection of some of the processes for you anyways, onto the pretty pics!









Thanks for reading/viewing, a big thanks to Ryan for including me in the project, really enjoyed this one. If you have a partscaster in the works and would like some finishing touches, parts supplying, or a full assembly, do please get in touch via the contact form above and I'd love to help.
James

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