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Old 05-24-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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Warmoth Build COMPLETED!!!(56K beware)

A few weeks ago I posted pics of my new body I picked up. Just got the dye today and its about time to start the build thread.

Warmoth Z body - Mahogany with a Quilted Maple top.

Feel free to ask questions. Doing some chores tonight, so can't make this an overly long post.





















It actually came out a little darker than the pics are showing.

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
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Loving the look of that body's finish, man.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:03 AM   #3
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Thanks. The back of the body matches the neck pretty well.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:37 AM   #4
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Did you dye it black, sand it back, then dye it blue?
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:47 AM   #5
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Yep. Thats what the pics of the guitar in black are.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:21 AM   #6
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wow, got some great color out of that! looking great. what dye did you use?
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:33 AM   #7
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what's the name of that body style?
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:22 AM   #8
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #9
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:08 AM   #10
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Yeah you did! That is Fully AWESOME!!! I built a warmoth once upon a time and I love it! It has become my number 1 guitar and I plan to build another. I figure, why settle for someone else's idea when you can make your own? If you like, you can take a look on my blog of my build. Here's The Link Any idea what pickups you are going to use? I put Dimarzio Pickups in mine and I love them.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:12 PM   #11
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wow, got some great color out of that! looking great. what dye did you use?


I used THIS dye. First started out with black, on the entire body and neck. THen I sanded back the flat surface of the quilted maple. Then on to blue over the entire body.

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Yeah you did! That is Fully AWESOME!!! I built a warmoth once upon a time and I love it! It has become my number 1 guitar and I plan to build another. I figure, why settle for someone else's idea when you can make your own? If you like, you can take a look on my blog of my build. Here's The Link Any idea what pickups you are going to use? I put Dimarzio Pickups in mine and I love them.


I plan on putting the new EMG JH's in there.

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Old 05-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #12
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Yeah you did! That is Fully AWESOME!!! I built a warmoth once upon a time and I love it! It has become my number 1 guitar and I plan to build another. I figure, why settle for someone else's idea when you can make your own? If you like, you can take a look on my blog of my build. Here's The Link Any idea what pickups you are going to use? I put Dimarzio Pickups in mine and I love them.


I absolutely love the black on white there. I can't wait to have this guitar put together. Its gonna be sexy as hellllllll! When this thing is wet the finish is so amazing I actually hear angels sing.About time I got a guitar that is EXACTLY what I want down to the last screw!
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:41 PM   #13
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Alrighty ladies and gents. just did a washcoat of nitro. Still waiting on grain filler but this guitar is looking absolutely amazing.















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Old 06-03-2011, 03:42 PM   #14
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all i can say is wow.
but be careful doing anything out in the sun, it will cause blistering as far as ive read
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #15
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You are going to grainfill AFTER a washcoat of lacquer??... that is going to end in disaster... the lacquer under the grainfille ris going to shrink, and those pores are going to show up through the finish in no time.
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You are going to grainfill AFTER a washcoat of lacquer??... that is going to end in disaster... the lacquer under the grainfille ris going to shrink, and those pores are going to show up through the finish in no time.


I was told by a local guitar builder that if I didn't seal the body prior to grainfilling that the ebony grainfiller would stain the guitar further black. He told me this was the best way to do it.


Edit: How do you feel about not filling the grain? I know it won't be as smooth as glass, and I'm not sure I've ever seen it done that way, but is it an option? Have any good guitars been done that way?

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Old 06-04-2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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You are going to grainfill AFTER a washcoat of lacquer??... that is going to end in disaster... the lacquer under the grainfille ris going to shrink, and those pores are going to show up through the finish in no time.


Decided to look up a little more info regarding this, and stewmac seems to agree with my schedule as well. http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Fin...ocellulose.html

Not tha I'm doubting you at all Explorerbuilder, as I've seen(and envied) some of your stuff so I am sure you have some idea of what you are talking about. I pray that this doesn't end in disaster as right at this very moment this is the most beautiful blue I have ever seen on a guitar. I could not have been any more happy wth the results I've attained so far.


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but be careful doing anything out in the sun, it will cause blistering as far as ive read


I only did the painting out there. I don't have an inside work area to paint. I did 3x3 washcoats and then took it inside to dry.

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ah good to hear, i also would hate to see this end in disaster. it actually inspired me to go ahead with dying my current build. i had thought about it for a while then decided not to. but now im gonna give it a shot. going with green - black burst though i think!
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ah good to hear, i also would hate to see this end in disaster. it actually inspired me to go ahead with dying my current build. i had thought about it for a while then decided not to. but now im gonna give it a shot. going with green - black burst though i think!


With gold hardware please!
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:26 PM   #20
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most of the hardware is black on this one. was going to do black/natural. i plan on doing a gold one soon, ill still have green left for that! green/gold always looks awesome
IMO guitars with gold are pretty "classy" which for me often means bigger or semi-hollow or archtop. this build is pretty small. 12 inch wide body
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