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Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Blackie, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Blackie

    Blackie New Member

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    I got some African mahogany ..
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    I wanted something with some unusual grain and could choose which end of a 10 foot board to get 2 feet. I could kind of see the knot on the unsanded rough piece.
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    I did the beveling with a hand grinder with 50 grit disc.
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    I left the neck area with extra wood to begin with.
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    Testing to see if the neck and all were going to work out before the body routing.
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  2. jonny

    jonny Active Member

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    Wow, that creme looks great on the natural wood! I love SG's, great build!
     
  3. Blackie

    Blackie New Member

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    Thanks, that is teak oil for the color with satin lacquer over it. I cut a piece of a light switch cover plate for the missing piece of plastic that is usually at the base of the neck. I had to do a fret leveling as well as there were a few problems above the 19th and on the 1st.

    I am kind of learning as I go , HA HA .. and know there will be some good knowledge on this forum.
     
  4. PDotson

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    I gotta agree with jonny on this. That oil finish and the cream are awesome together. Nice Job Blackie!
     
  5. Barnaby

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    Love the knot - that's a winner!!! :shock:
     
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    poro78 Well-Known Member

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    Really nice! :agreed:
     
  7. sg lou

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    :dude: Looks Great !
     
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    Murkar Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Beautiful rig - the knot adds character, looks great :)
     
  9. BlackSG91

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    You're SG looks very knotty.:wub2: Great job and the creme plastic parts really add to the guitar and makes the wood stand out much better. Love your knobs. They're quite unique looking. Now rock that beotch!:metal::dude:
     
  10. Blackie

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    Those knobs were clear speed knobs I shot from underneath with paint.
    I just happened to try the clear on another guitar and did not care for the look.
     
  11. BlackSG91

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    You should try amber speed knobs on your guitar. I have them on my Epi LP Standard and I just love the look of them. They would look great on your guitar with the wood and creme parts. :hmm:

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    Blackie, I agree with everyone else, that knot is very cool.

    -John
     
  13. Blackie

    Blackie New Member

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    I have a local specialty wood lumber yard in Norfolk VA that was real friendly and
    as long as a board had 8 feet left on it I could buy a few feet off the board.

    The piece of African mahogany cost about $26 ... and was already SG width and pretty flat.

    I will be back there for something more exotic someday. I am going to really study how the experienced people do things as I am really just coming from being a carpenter and my attempt to build a neck on another guitar with a used fretboard looked good but turned out unplayable unless you like 1/4 inch action .. HA HA ..
     
  14. Jenious

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    Natural finishes have really started to grow on me over the past year, and now its one of my favorite finishes. I love how you can actually see the character of the wood. As Murkar said that knot gives it a lot of character, and I love it, especially on an SG.
     

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