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Old 07-15-2004, 04:29 PM   #41
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Wow, this is looking awesome.

The guitar kinda looks like it has a personality disorder... on the top, it's got that sort of SG shape, and on the bottom, it looks like a supersized strat.

I think you should leave it with a natural, gloss wood colour... it looks just incredible as is.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:10 PM   #42
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Damn, that **** looks like a shredder guitar, but im not really big on the headstock, maybe if it was more like a 3 per side one that would be cool or maybe more pointed like a PRS or ibanez, i like the control setup, what color is it gonna be?
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:18 PM   #43
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nice job man. to me that the part where the trem is looks kinda empty. a floyd rose would be awesome. anyway nice ****ing guitar
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Old 07-16-2004, 09:55 AM   #44
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That looks ****ing kick-ass man well done!! Have you done this before?? What did you use to shape the headstock??

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Chrisb - Thanks, that helps alot. Do you suppose an airconditioned building will be enoug of a non-humid zone?

Backup Guitar - Personality disorder? Excellent, a sg/strat fusion was what I was going for.

CoryXCore - I'm going to shrink the tip of the head a little. I like the six in a row look. I think I'm going to stain it a deep red bursting into a red-orange.

Fatuglybass - If I had the money, I'd floydrose it Untill then, I'm sticking with a standard trem

Thanks everyone who commented!! I really appreciate the input and support!

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Today is nothing more than sanding ... sanding ... sanding. Then I think I'm going to start sealing it with the spraygun our shop has.
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Old 07-16-2004, 10:32 AM   #45
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that looks so awsome man, i would be building one in seconds if only i knew how to go at making one
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Old 07-16-2004, 10:40 AM   #46
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damn, dude. well done so far. im taking advanced woodshop this school year, and after the first mandatory project, we can do whatev we want. so here's my new goal!! yay!!
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:33 AM   #47
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:03 PM   #48
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That looks great. I can't wait to see the finished product.


yesterday IU was talking to the guitar tech at my local shop about the finshing of guitars. He was very knowledgeable and was telling waht was necisary to do a good jod.


It seems to be very complicated. The wood has to be sealed before the stain goes one. Then stain, then clear coat. Be careful when clear coating. Theses things called fish eyes can appear in it. The are like little bubble and they cannot be gotten rid of.

The humidity needs to be very low. That is what cause fish eye, high humidity.


I am in about the same place as you with my project now. I can't wait to finish


It's the great guitar-building race! Whoever wins gets to burn the other guitar.

Consider finding a dehumidifier for the staining process. I know where it is (toronto), the humidity is ridiculously high.
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Old 07-16-2004, 06:35 PM   #49
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I think you should use a solid color, the guitar just doesnt seem right with a stain. Or maybe a really thick stain, but still, I just cant see the guitar in a stain without it looking kind of cheesy. In any case, its not me building it, and this guitar looks ****ing awesome.

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Old 07-20-2004, 12:51 PM   #50
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Today I stain it. I did a quick test on a piece of veneer, and I quite like the results:



Now, I'm off to seal, then stain. I'll take pictures afterwards.
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:38 PM   #51
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i think we said seal after stain!
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Old 07-20-2004, 02:23 PM   #52
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nope. It goes

Seal - Stain - Finish

When I seal it, it'll prevent the stuff on the ends from soaking up too much stain and looking odd.
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Old 07-20-2004, 05:05 PM   #53
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That looks great man. Congrats and good luck with the rest
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:53 AM   #54
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Stained the body the first color:


Today I'll hopefully be able to burst the color. I've got the masks made out for my custom 3-tone sunburst. In the meantime, I worked a little more on the headstock, adding veneer, sanding off the finish it came with, and staining it:

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Old 07-22-2004, 09:13 AM   #55
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Wow, that guitar is kickass, its cool to see original body shapes when theres so many regular guitars going about (no offence meant to anyone else whos built a guitar here!)
Can't wait to see the finished product.

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P.S It's your guitar so obvisouly you decide how to finish it but if it were me, I would want to do a Mystic Dream finish like on the EBMM JP models!
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:47 AM   #56
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man, that things nice, I can't beleive it's your first time, good work man
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Old 07-22-2004, 05:41 PM   #57
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P.S It's your guitar so obvisouly you decide how to finish it but if it were me, I would want to do a Mystic Dream finish like on the EBMM JP models!


While I dig that look, I paid the money for the mahogany, I'm not going to paint over it.


:notes he has to flip through the pages of UG to find his topic, wonder's why chrisb gets all the glory :
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Old 07-22-2004, 05:45 PM   #58
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wow!

Hurry up and finish that body!


yumm, PORN
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Old 07-22-2004, 05:50 PM   #59
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That looks great. I still love that bevel on the edge. It makes it look very nice.


did you make the neck?
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:33 PM   #60
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did you make the neck?


Well I havent upgraded the inlays yet, but its playable.
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