Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by TKOjams, Apr 26, 2013.
Here is what I am hoping will be the final patch.
"we don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents"
A few shots of the finishing process.
Let the wet sanding begin, Finally!
I spent some time working on the headstock tonight.
I had sanded through to the overlay and had to layer some new lacquer onto it.
It's looking nice and should be ready to level in a couple days.
You can see the spot of the sand through by the U in my inlay. Man this HS has been a pain in the butt.
It has six or seven coats ( I cant remember) and that should be good enough.
Final assembly is right around the corner after another quick buff out.
I have a guy that wants to take a look at one of my carve top DCs with an intrest of having me build one for him.
Time to get moving on this so it's ready for a dest drive by next week.
I finished up the headstock finish, and started leveling and crowning the frets.
Finished it in record time (for me anyway) two hours.
Time for the nut. I deside to go with bone.
Done for tonight, back at it tomorrow.
Strung her up and roughly cut the nut
Electronics installed and mounted.(not soldered yet)
I also installed Strap locks.(all my guitars will leave my bench with strap locks)
Made a TRC from some of the leftover ebony that I used for the HS overlay, and some leftover binding.
Still need to drill holes for the screws...
Man I need a new camera!!
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4NQ12t6Z6s]Les Paul Carve Top Double Cut - YouTube[/ame]
Tried another camera, a bit better but not much.Sorry.
One year condensed into 7:28
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CR1IhHI--U&feature=related]Boudreau Guitars - Building a Carved top LP Double Cut. - YouTube[/ame]
I love this one - especially the heel detail. That gets me every time.
I love this one also, I just can't seem to find anyone else who loves it enough to buy it even though it's priced to sell.
I own way to many guitars and it's time to get rid of some and pay some bills.
This (and all the other guitars you've built) is just great.
I'm amazed that anyone hasn't bought that if it's on sale...
I really need to sell this guitar quick!!!!!!
PM me if you interested, priced to sell!!!
Here's the writeup..
I like it, a lot! I'm impressed. I have a couple of questions about the type of glue you used. I will preface this by saying I like to use hide glue to glue the top to the back. I like the crystalline nature of it as opposed to the rubbery,plastic nature of tight bond. Same goes for necks. As to what you call acetone glue, is this the same as the stuff used for plastic pipe? What brand is it?
I use original titebond for my bodies and necks.
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