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Old 12-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #641
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I've been viewing this thread for far too long without contributing to it!!

Here's a made in korea (unsung, 2000) epiphone explorer that I recently repainted. I bought it cheap as the person who owned it origionaly tried to strip the paint on the top and sides, and stain it. He only achieved a horrible look; it looked like he smeared marmite all over the guitar, and he left the remover on too long, burning the wood slightly.

I stripped the acrylic and stain by sanding it off as best I could, making sure to get rid of any evidence of orange peel. Once i got a nice even feel across the entireity of the body I started to spray paint. In all I did ten very light coats of silver car paint from a can as my air brush was in repair. about 6-8 coats of nitrocellulose soon followed.

I like this two tone look, and personally prefer it to the all black it was before it was tampered with.....but alas, I must sell it to fund something else.

(on that note, if you're from ireland and travel to Cork city, message me if you'd like to make an offer).
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Old 12-13-2013, 03:11 AM   #642
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Bought this BC Rich fairly cheaply of Ebay, knowing it needed some work.......

Says Platinum series on the headstock but evidently wasn't, after a bit of Googling it looks like it's from the 80's made under licence by Class Axe.
Further inspection revealed the headstock warped with damage to the top point, the fretboard has come away in the past and been badly glued back on and the nut's broken.

Regluing the fretboard was not something I fancied doing so just sanded down the sides so it at least lined up with the neck, and did the same to the top edge of the headstock to restore a tip to a point.
Took the paint off the body and repaired the damage to the body, rebuilt the lower horns with car body filler...

Also did away with the tone knob to give it a cleaner look.
Then added some paint.....

Photo's don't capture the colour very well, it's Kawasaki Green.
Replaced the original pickups and added diamond fret markers.
Doesn't play too badly considering the state the neck is in but it'll probably end up as wall art.

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Old 12-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #643
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Started life as a cheap(ish) purple P-Bass and I've sanded it down, re-sprayed it and upgraded/replaced some of the hardware. Plays great! (pictured below with my current rig)

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Old 12-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #644
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I'm starting to wet sand my old austin's body and put a new finish on the frets, but man i'm nervous. Really don't want to mess this up.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:04 PM   #645
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Check this out! A Les Paul-Strat hybrid!
sorry, the URL don't woirk.. I will prove this guitar's exsistance somehow!
Rock N' Roll isn't just a genre of music. It's a way of life. If you fall; get the hell up, brush off, and keep rockin!

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Old 01-07-2014, 10:33 PM   #646
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My first guitar project, it is a low spec strat copy with plywood construction body. Yes it is a cheap guitar, but it is very comfortable to play...straight neck, low action and light weight. hopefully it is a good idea for upgrading...
What i have done on it:

1. enlarge the neck pickup cavity to fit humbucker
2. change the body color from green to red
3. shield the pickup cavity to reduce noise
4. replace the SSS pickguard with HH type
5. replace the pickups with EMG HZH1.

Although it is not a solid wood body...the passive EMG sounds great than expected.
Rock on!!!
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:47 PM   #647
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Here are my latest two projects. Both LPs and both took a bit of wiring to get right.

First my carbon fiber blacktop LP:

Larger button on the left is the secondary killswitch (first is where the pickup selector normally is).
The two smaller buttons are for the pickups. one on/off for each.
And finally a single volume knob.

Number two is my white LP.

Larger button is killswitch just like on the other one.
Smaller button is for coil split.
And then there is one volume and one 3-way selector.

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