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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Wiring the Wishcaster’s Electronics

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish Surfcaster




This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish SurfcasterA primary difference between this guitar and the previous two is the electronics wiring and installation. The Surfcaster is wired like a Stratocaster — with the pickups and controls attached to the pickguard instead of directly to the body. This greatly simplifies installation and … Continue reading »






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Dyeing the Wishcaster Blue

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish Surfcaster




This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Make-A-Wish SurfcasterWith the neck now attached, it was time for a quick trip to quality control – my eldest son Sean – for a check. Thankfully it passed and so the project moved forward to making the pick guard. Pickguard construction began, as usual, with … Continue reading »






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