Name: Chimaera


Origin: Fender Starcaster Strat

Steam punk Stratocaster. A bit of a monster, I think, hence her name, Chimaera (feminine form of Chimera). Started with a Starcaster I picked up in a pawn shop. I filled the trem cavity and bridge rout, then routed the top out as much as possible and cut off the upper corner. I used some tea and rusty vinegar* to age the wood. Will likely use a pointy neck I got from the Guitar Fetish factory buyout sale. I’m looking at a humbucker and up to 5 single coil pickups.

*Rusty vinegar: very fine steel wool dissolved in white vinegar.

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