GuitarAttack: We love to modify Saga kits. This story is
about a guy who can't leave his S-Style alone! Try it!
From Eric Ponce de Leon <email@example.com>
My Name is Eric & here are some images taken of my Saga Strat Guitar Kit i bought from e-bay a few years ago .. it's had two paint jobs & three changes
The first thing i did was mount all the hardware. I built another brand guitar kit prior to this one so i knew there would be some screw hole & other misc hardware problems w/matching up. Next I installed all parts including pick guard, pick ups, input jack, neck, tuners, tremolo springs & claw, & thed disassembled the whole thing.
I got the body prepped for sealing the wood prior to stain and/or paint and decided on a cherry stain. The stain ended up having really tiny bubbles coming through the stain. I put it together the first time with Fender Lace Sensor/neck, Fender Strat/middle, Seymour Duncan Hot Rail Scorcher, Allparts pots, Fender stock sealed tuners, Fender 5-way selector switch, and a Tortoiseshell pick guard
Once I started noticing the tiny bubble coming thru the stain, even though they were very minor, it continue to eat away at me! I sanded it back down but not all the way - just enough to keep the wood sealed. I primered it and painted it BMW Jet Black-668... and then a few clear coats.
I then put it together w/all the same parts, same guitar just a diff color. The first two changes had the same pick up configuration.
After paying it a while like that I decided to go with a diff set up. I got a Dark Black Pearoid single humbucker pickguard, an Allparts 500k Volume Pot w/chrome knob, kept the stock tremolo (blocked), and threw it all back together. This is how the guitar remains and will stay... so far...
The humbucker is a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker, which is killer. I finished it off by shaping the headstock like a Tele instead of a Strat headstock.
The guitar is amazing to say the least. I hope you can put these images on your site. I am very pleased and proud of my work. My next saga project is going to be a T-Style kit. I really love Tele's and really want to build another one of the Saga kits. I build plenty of guitars & am always making changes...
By the way: I didn't use any of the pick ups, electrical wiring, pots, tuners, or pick guard from the kit.
If anyone would like to take a look at any of my other project please hit me
up @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
I'm also on MySpace under the band name
ReallyBIGMidgetz. From there i can get you to my actual MySpace page
don't remember my screen name right now... hah!
Great job, Eric -- What's next?