This cool Squire Stratocaster was recently in the workshop to be customised into a Tom Delonge Strat!
The work involved fitting a new scratchplate, wiring up the Seymour Duncan invader pickup, fitting a bone nut and full setup!
The customer purchased all the parts, then brought it in for us to modify the guitar to the way he wanted!
On the left is the way the guitar looked as it was brought into the workshop
The new scratchplate didn’t fit so needed to be hand worked to fit around the bridge. As the customer wanted to use the guitar as a hardtail, rather than using the tremolo, the scratchplate was butted up close to the bridge to improve the visuals of the guitar.
The original holes were plugged before the new holes were drilled for the new scratchplate, as most of the original holes did not line up correctly.
The Seymour Duncan Invader pickup was fitted wired into the scratchplate with the one master CTS volume pot.
The new pre made bone nut shaped and fitted to fit the guitar after the original plastic one was removed.
With all the work done,the guitar was setup before being ready to collect!
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!