check out this guitar i hot-rod'd 11 replies, 3656 views

Marc McFly
12/26/2007 2:37:00 AM


sounds dope
a national acrobat
12/26/2007 3:58:00 PM
so tell us about what you've done here!
Marc McFly
4/2/2008 10:45:00 AM
It origanally was a Preformer series (3t) or something like that, from the mid 90s
I stopped using it cause the neck sucked, and it was just a cheaply made guitar
Anyway, i wanted to resurrect it...
it started with me wanting to get a new neck for it... I went on ebay and won a 24 fret dinky reverse neck.... but it originally had a 22.... and i knew nothing about 25" scales, or radius, etc.... i thought you could just pop it on... So what i had to do was fill in the neck pickup pocket with wood, then carve the neck pocket deeper so the scale would be right... (I work with a real skilled Luthier at my job, so he did all the shit i couldnt, and made sure everything was right)

The pickup in it is an EMG 85, with the toggle switch basically being an on/off
Theres a tremsetter as one of the 3 springs in the back
Original Floyd Rose
Sperzel tuners

my singer works at an automotive body shop, so he painted it...
it smells and looks like car paint, and i have to use turtlewax to make it look real good

It sounds like a beast and the sustain is eternal
stays in tune perfectly throughout the whole neck...
the whole project probably cost me around $500
the guitar originally waslike $300, maybe 4
i love it
Miss Cookie
4/5/2008 1:10:00 AM
That's pretty fucking awesome. I have a buddy that rebuilds guitars. It's quite an interesting process. Looks great, though! Good job.
T-RUN
4/15/2008 12:23:00 AM
Originally posted by:Marc McFly

It origanally was a Preformer series (3t) or something like that, from the mid 90s
I stopped using it cause the neck sucked, and it was just a cheaply made guitar
Anyway, i wanted to resurrect it...
it started with me wanting to get a new neck for it... I went on ebay and won a 24 fret dinky reverse neck.... but it originally had a 22.... and i knew nothing about 25" scales, or radius, etc.... i thought you could just pop it on... So what i had to do was fill in the neck pickup pocket with wood, then carve the neck pocket deeper so the scale would be right... (I work with a real skilled Luthier at my job, so he did all the shit i couldnt, and made sure everything was right)

The pickup in it is an EMG 85, with the toggle switch basically being an on/off
Theres a tremsetter as one of the 3 springs in the back
Original Floyd Rose
Sperzel tuners

my singer works at an automotive body shop, so he painted it...
it smells and looks like car paint, and i have to use turtlewax to make it look real good

It sounds like a beast and the sustain is eternal
stays in tune perfectly throughout the whole neck...
the whole project probably cost me around $500
the guitar originally waslike $300, maybe 4
i love it


I always see people hyping the 81's but to me the 85's sound way better, much fatter in tone.
Marc McFly
4/17/2008 9:55:00 PM
agreed, feels like it hits you more
i find i like the 81 for like shredding-style solos
a national acrobat
4/19/2008 8:53:00 AM
you hotrodded it, but you couldnt clean it before the picture?

LOL
Marc McFly
4/19/2008 11:04:00 AM
haha
the paintjob was done at an autobody shop
so it is basically like a car's paintjob..
fingerprints get on that shiut real easily and show
but i try my best to keep it shinny
a national acrobat
4/19/2008 3:39:00 PM
i usually like flat coats
Marc McFly
4/22/2008 4:28:00 PM
i was going to have the guy that does all our artwork paint som enutty shit on it, but he was too busy
Marc McFly
4/28/2008 2:29:00 PM
i wanna make a 7 string explorer
but i cant fint the parts for it on warmoth or anythign...
any advice?
heavyhangsthehead
5/10/2008 10:32:00 AM
first off i think you did a really good job here! mad props!

second i would totally take off the floyd rose and put in something else

and maybe replace the knobs and shit, cuz that would totally be hot-rodded man!

and I mean you went as far as to put a new neck, you should make the pickup slanted, that would be moneyyyy!

overrall very good job though, I dont think I could ever go through the hassle of putting a new neck. ughhh