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 Post subject: '82 - '86 RS
PostPosted: Wed 05 Aug 2015 09:05 PM 
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Well, where to start?
This originally came to me as a black on black, left hand '86 The Cat. I flipped it around to play right hand but quickly found the upper horn, now the lower horn, too close to the neck to play with any authority. It really wasn't a bad guitar so I tried to find it a new home but nobody wanted it. I put it in the corner and contemplated alterations to make it playable.
I picked up an '82 RS Special V body with bridge and figured I'd make a new pickguard and migrate everything over. Along the way, an acquaintance was looking for a loaded left hand stratish body. I offered him this as a complete guitar but he didn't want the neck. No big deal, the neck was my favorite part. So I sent him everything else. Almost a year ago I found the complete wiring harness from a Straycat (year unknown) minus the pickups. I didn't really care if everything worked because I got it for less than what most people want for just the knobs.
Fast forward to the last month or so, I was publicly shamed in another thread for not having this done. So, I collected many pics of different RS models and eyeballed a pickguard using the existing holes. Its not perfect and I took a few small liberties but most would never have a clue. The only things not original to some RS guitar are the pickguard, pickups (Wilkinson) and straplocks (Schaller).
The first 2 pics were sent to me from the guy I bought the body from. The others are how it looks today.
It plays very well. :rockwoot:
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 Post subject: Re: '82 - '86 RS
PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2015 09:00 AM 
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He he he...well done! Funky looking axe.

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 Post subject: Re: '82 - '86 RS
PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2015 03:38 PM 
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Funky is a good description for it.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Aug 2015 03:57 PM 
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Oooh, nice!! I do like the reversed headstock; very cool, and that's a good job on the scratchplate - well done, you!!

Hey, who was it publicly shamed you?? Let me know and I'll kick their arse!!




ohhhh, wait....


...... hang on a minute.....

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 Post subject: Re: '82 - '86 RS
PostPosted: Sat 08 Aug 2015 07:30 PM 
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Sweet!

Just picked up a lefty bargain the other day, myself...mint condition '96 Pro-Tone Squier strat (MIK by Cort). Lovely. Really a high-quality piece all around.

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 Post subject: Re: '82 - '86 RS
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Nice job.


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