Here's the rough pawn shop Strat ready to head back out. The major issues was that the posts holding the bridge were blown out and wrecking the action. Once the bridge area was repaired (along with the neck pocket), I went through with the setup. The bridge was fairly rusty, to the point I needed to use vise grips to remove the saddle height adjustment screws before replacing them with new ones. A new output jack finished it off (check the video from the daily vlog below).
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The second of two Warmoth Strat's in for assembly. This one also has a roasted maple neck (though with an ebony fingerboard) but was routed for no pickguard and humbuckers (Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II). The guitar needed the electronics to be installed and wired up. A request of the player was to thin down the bridge's plastic humbucker mounting ring to lower it's profile. The Sperzel locking tuners required the blind pins to be drilled before installation. Similar to the player's other Warmoth Strat, the saddle set screws were swapped out to account for a higher neck angle.
Here's one of two Warmoth Strats a customer brought in for assembly. Check out the unfinished roasted maple neck! This one was partially assembled with the pickguard (wired up with Bill Lawrence L280 / L290 pickups) and locking tuners pre-installed. I mounted the output jack, double checked the wiring and set up the guitar with D'Addario XL 10s. I also had to swap out the saddle set screws for longer ones to account for a high neck angle. The original set screws were only a thread or two away from maxing out. I could have adjusted the neck angle but the shim would have been on the visible end of the neckpocket.