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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #21
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You really should have surfaced the rough side before you glued it on man. Now it will be near impossible to get uniformly flat and the same thickness across.
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:07 PM   #22
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Holy crap, that's really thick... I hope you have a lot of time in your hands.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #23
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You really should have surfaced the rough side before you glued it on man. Now it will be near impossible to get uniformly flat and the same thickness across.

Well so far it seems to look good, it's definitely going to take some sanding though, well I you always learn your first time around!
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #24
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Your best bet, and probably the only way you are goign to get it uniformly flat and level, is to make a long 20" sanding beam.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #25
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Dude this is the coolest thread ive seen thus far. Really cool to see how it has all come together. Ive always wanted to see how this is done. Hope to see this video soon!
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:14 AM   #26
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Here's a question for everyone, if I were to sand off the back of the neck just to remove the lacquer and stuff, would I need to coat it in anything or is it fine just sanded off? Because aren't satin neck finishes just like non lacquered necks?
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:13 PM   #27
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Here's a question for everyone, if I were to sand off the back of the neck just to remove the lacquer and stuff, would I need to coat it in anything or is it fine just sanded off? Because aren't satin neck finishes just like non lacquered necks?
It would be an idea to finish it with something to protect the raw wood and stop it from getting grubby. Tung oil maybe.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:42 PM   #28
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Here's a question for everyone, if I were to sand off the back of the neck just to remove the lacquer and stuff, would I need to coat it in anything or is it fine just sanded off? Because aren't satin neck finishes just like non lacquered necks?

Yes you will need to coat the neck. I did the same for my strats original neck and took off all the poly and coated it in Tung Oil. The vibration are gonna soar through that neck like crazy. I recomend it for anybody.

Or you can finish it with Nitro, poly whatever floats your boat.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #29
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Your best bet, and probably the only way you are goign to get it uniformly flat and level, is to make a long 20" sanding beam.

This. Do this. Home Depot sells some square steel tubing stuff, you could take a straight edge to them and find the one with the flattest surface.

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Here's a question for everyone, if I were to sand off the back of the neck just to remove the lacquer and stuff, would I need to coat it in anything or is it fine just sanded off? Because aren't satin neck finishes just like non lacquered necks?

Satin finishes are not bare wood! A satin finish is achieved by adding a flattening agent to the lacquer/poly. And despite popular belief, you can't achieve a "satin" finish by scuffing a finish with steel wool or a scotchbrite pad. That is just a flat finish.

Do yourself a favor and get some tru-oil. You can find it at some sporting goods stores, gun shops, and pawn shops. It's made for gun handles, but it's awesome for guitars. 1-2 coats on a maple neck and you'll be good to go.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:57 AM   #30
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ah ok well, maybe for the next mod! it seems to be coming along nicely, and from my untrained eye it seems to have a pretty good uniform raidus on it. almost done!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:32 AM   #31
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When I made my first (and only so far) fretboard I did all the shaping and sanding before I glued it onto the neck.

On a different guitar, http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/.../978557/1175560 I left the neck natural with nothing on it. It feels SO good and it is fast! (well, there's some natural body oils on it. I have a bit more oil coming off my hands than some people.) It's been like that two years now and its doing fine. I dont think you need to worry about it "getting grubby" unless you are a moron and play with dirty hands. The same grub that would get on a wooden neck will also look bad on a lacquered or painted neck. I realize that having an unfinished surface also means that I can't leave my guitar out in the rain.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #32
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Well It's done and boy is it purty!


After a lot of time and work it's finally done, it plays great, now it's just a matter of learning how to play the thing!


and as the first of many mods to come to this guitar, a killswitch!


As I said before, I'll upload a video of it, probably tomorrow when I'm not busy!
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Subtle killswitch.
Fret Fingerboard looks good though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:02 PM   #34
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Subtle killswitch.

I wanted a red one but they were out! lol
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #35
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Well here's the video, excuse my playing please!

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #36
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:30 AM   #37
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Nice restore! From garbage to glory.
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