An idea (Swinger neck)

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An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Mr M » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:47 am

One of the older fender Starcaster cheapo strats. the headstock is alot like a Swingers just a little smaller. I thought maybe someone might be interested in making a swinger copy... just an idea.

i think the scales are different tho. 

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by jrkirkish » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:41 pm

The scales are different - 22.5 vs 25.5"

Of course, you can modify the plans to accompany a regular-sized neck....

And while we're at it, if anyone wants tracings of a Swinger, send me a PM. I'd be more than happy to accomidate.

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Marc » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:35 am

I thought maybe someone might be interested in making a swinger copy...
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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by jrkirkish » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:21 am

It's actually quite a bit easier to make a swinger clone than a XII clone. All the parts for a Swinger can be had on ebay, if you're going to make the body and neck yourself.

It was fun making my Swinger copy..

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by DarrelT » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:24 am

I think the Warmoth Swinger body is set up for 25.5"

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by ziess » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:45 am

You guys know that Warmoth basically do a Swinger neck, right?

http://www.warmoth.com/showcase/sc_guit ... enuItem2=0

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by jrkirkish » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:10 am

ziess wrote: You guys know that Warmoth basically do a Swinger neck, right?
They don't do top routing, which is the major reason I decided to build my Swinger (copy) from scratch.
The neck on my copy is warmoth, tho... gotta love that arrow headstock.

Building that guitar was one of the most fufilling things I've ever done. If you've never built a guitar, I suggest you do; it's very rewarding.

And if anyone wants a tracing of my original swinger, I'd be more than happy to help. Drop me a PM.

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Mr M » Thu Nov 30, 2006 6:33 am

I'm planning on making a guitar after i get my electric XII from Aug.

I'm going to make a Super Sonicmaster

a supersonic with jazzy pups and trem! :D

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Hellion » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:17 am

So what body would work for a Swinger? And could the Starcaster neck work if you moved the bridge? Given that they are so rare, I thought it would be fun to make one, especially when a Starcaster neck could be had so cheaply. But someone on another board said they were leftover bass bodies or something. I thought they were extra short scale bodies, but that was just a guess.
What's he building in there?

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Orang Goreng » Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:23 am

Hellion wrote: But someone on another board said they were leftover bass bodies or something.
Yes, they used these.
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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Hellion » Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:14 pm

Is there an equivalent in cheap copies or would that be a custom build?
What's he building in there?

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Aug » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:04 am

mr m:

(For pure grins and giggles) I have a 24" from shadow's jagmaster...and I have no plans for it, it's only a 21-fret, and will need a custom neck pocket.  Also, DDDave is in the process of procuring a proper template for the Swinger...so, he and I are gonna make one...if you were to collaborate, I could easily be coaxed into making two Swingers...

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by Mr M » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:00 pm

Aug wrote: mr m:

(For pure grins and giggles) I have a 24" from shadow's jagmaster...and I have no plans for it, it's only a 21-fret, and will need a custom neck pocket.  Also, DDDave is in the process of procuring a proper template for the Swinger...so, he and I are gonna make one...if you were to collaborate, I could easily be coaxed into making two Swingers...
well what sort of collaboration are we talking about here ? :)

I'm broke right about now(that's why i still haven't sent you the villager neck) but i could take a free swinger!  ;)

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by jrkirkish » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:32 pm

Aug and mr. M:

You know I've got a swinger, right? If you need templates and such..... just ask.

Hell, I could even be convinced to send my swinger off to aug for measurements if maybe I could get a good deal on a copy....

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Re: An idea (Swinger neck)

Post by donnyII » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:06 pm

They sell that guitar at best buy.
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