NOTE: There's a video on the last page, showin' the results...
By following this guide you will refurbish a junk instrument into something decent. But some choices (type of paint, etc.) are NOT choices a professional would make. I.E., don't use these techniques on a vintage collectors instrument.
'Strat' and 'Stratocaster' are trademarks of Fender. This Peavey is 'Strat-like,' although both Peavey and Fender might be insulted by the reference.
This newer video was added, as the one on the last page was recorded before the guitar was tweaked. This is clean (no F/X), through my little Kay tube amp...
Before & After pix:
Step 1: First, is it worth fixing?
Do people like the 'Predator?' General consensus is: Yes! Although definitely a 'starter' guitar, the 'playability' is high. (Ignore any 'psycho-audiotronics': when we hear something different if the name on the guitar changes...)
Other questions the modder should ask:
Is it modular? Can the neck, etc be removed easily?
Despite the current fashion of locking tuners, the tuning machines on this guitar are solid, quality equipment.: