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Old 07-22-2004, 09:42 PM   #61
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I meant did you make it or buy it?
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:43 PM   #62
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:53 PM   #63
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I bought it, but when I get more funds I'm going to make my own.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:13 PM   #64
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:20 PM   #65
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if the whole guitar ends up lookin like that headstock im going to have to go steal it from you
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Old 07-23-2004, 07:42 AM   #66
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The burst is sweet. It reminds me of hot toast sitting in a bowl on top is a bassman for some reason.

I love how the burst is vintage, but the shape is modern. I could just eat that guitar. Maybe I'm a little too sleepy.

How did you do the burst, did you just use thicker layers?
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:02 AM   #67
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What I did for the burst on the headstock was:

1. I coated the wood once with tung oil to seal up the cracks that could lead to bleeding in the grain

2. I painted on a coat of 'Cherry' minwax stain, waited 10 minutes, and wiped the excess off. It gives it a nice warm tone to the wood

3. Using 'mahogany red' stain:

I put some of the stain on a rolled up napkin at one end. (So its like a piece of charcoal with one side wrapped with a tissue.

4. I then rubbed the outer edges with the napkin flat on the board. The wet part would leave the stain in while the dry part soaks up extra/makes it an even gradient. I did the edges quickly, and slowly dragged the color into the headstock

5. I repeated the process with a black stain by the same manufacturer.

When I think about it, its gonna look pretty weird in the end. I'm deciding wether the burst should be like a: Fender, or a SG Supreme


Thoughts?

At the rate things are going, it looks like I won't be able to begin staining untill this weekend. :/

Oh, I finished staining the back of the neck, now its a sleek back waiting to be finished:


That gives me time, however, to order the lacqer.
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Old 07-23-2004, 01:58 PM   #68
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Wow. I think I would go with the strat finish, just because it matches the neck and headstock so well, you know, give it a real nice rounded off finish.
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Old 07-23-2004, 02:09 PM   #69
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I would definately go with the strat version. It will just look much classier.
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Old 07-23-2004, 02:29 PM   #70
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Strat version... that SG finish looks like someone vomited on a guitar.
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:27 PM   #71
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Old 07-23-2004, 04:37 PM   #72
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first impressions would say sg cos its flash and very suits the guitar, but when i use some sense, the strat burst would look nicer
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:34 PM   #73
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I stained it tonight ... I'm so excited right now. All thats left to do is Lacquer it which I may do this week or the next, depending on humidity, and then polish.

Tomorrow when the stain dries I'll put it all together and drool, take a photo.

and now, the photos:

The First Coat of red is applied:


Black is applied, and after some last minute sanding/staining, the color is DONE:


Those photos were taken under flourescenet lights, this one was under a tungsten bulb. Its hard to see because its so blurry (sry) but it looks a lot different in person ... darker, deeper ... beautiful:


When everything's done, I'll set up my good camera and take some professional beauty shots.

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Old 07-27-2004, 10:41 PM   #74
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hat looks incredible. You did a great job.


But whats with the hole in the body?
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:18 PM   #75
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The hole is a mistake. I'm going to put something over it when I can.

Looking back I'm kinda upset at how the bevelling screwed with the staining. My next guitar I think I'm going to do a solid color. but for now, this is cool. I can't wait to put it together.
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:30 PM   #76
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The beveling looks great in my opinion. It is much darker which gives is a very 3D look.
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Old 07-28-2004, 12:47 AM   #77
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sexy...very sex. personally, my vote goes for the strat color scheme, but the SG's style. get what im saying. make it so it has the color styling but the color of the strat.
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:00 AM   #78
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I'm not very big on the SHAPE of the guitar, but other than that.




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Old 07-28-2004, 09:03 AM   #79
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Thank you everyone!

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I'm not very big on the SHAPE of the guitar, but other than that.


well you're the first to mention it ...


I decided to go with a fusion of the strat and sg style of spraying because I couldn't decide on either one. I'm kicking myself for sealing the wood first, as the sealer unexpectedly did some weird things to the way the stain collected.
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:21 AM   #80
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Still looks great.
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