Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by Clsatt, Apr 19, 2013.
not much really...
5 spots sold. pretty decent, was hoping for 10 spots sold but the 5 will allow me to make the full run, and try to sell the rest in music stores
Is that whole body quilted, or is it somehow inlaid? Whatever it is, it looks amazing!
Looks like some wood was masked off before stain/color to me.
you never can tell what guys are going to do around here...
i sanded everything down to final grit, then carefully sealed that area with a small paintbrush and some zpoxy. then i hand rubbed the stain on the rest of the areas, and then went to the spray booth with it. it was a little annoying to do lol, turned out pretty good though, the customer is happy with the look
When I do that sort of thing I mask it with fineline tape so the bare spots are showing, then spray those with vinyl sealer and pull the tape. When the sealer has dried I can then apply my stain any way I please and it won't absorb into the sealed wood at all. Works out quite well.
hitting the back of the 8 string with some gunstock oil. when all is done, ill use my beeswax block on it like soaping windows on mischief night and then melt it in with a heat gun and burnish it with a rag......
finished polishing this one, installed the electronics and sustainiac system, should be ready for the neck and final assembly today to be off to its new owner.
is that neck claro walnut?
its figured walnut, quartersawn, not sure what kind. a friend and i picked up a pile of figured walnut blanks like 4"x4"x3' back in the early 90's. this is part of one of them. pretty stuff....thats the back of the 8 string baritone neck with the black stained flame maple fingerboard i posted earlier in this thread...
Shoot! Can I have the neck?
finis! padauk back with figured walnut top, 5 pc. purplrheart/koa/padauk neck with figured koa bound snakewood board and macassar ebony headstock cap, gold alloy frets, original floyd, schaller hardware, and sustainiac system.
I've been "Missing", haven't I? Sorry, been keepin' myself pretty busy. Here is the latest La Strega with Carbon Fiber cap & headstock overlay
Got a small amount of work done on this one. Glued the board on.
Got the heel roughed out.
Got the headstock down to the right thickness, so I had to pretty much carve the volute all over again. It's almost there now.
Working on a New Zealand bound dreadnought
today was neck day. making 2 25" 24 fret strat style necks for a guy, 2 more reverse for another going on "sambora tribute" guitars he wants, and some bubinga/purpleheart blanks im starting.
Nice dreadnaught Brian!
Mmm...I do love handplanes
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