#1
Hi, after spending lots of time reading these forums, i decided to start a project of my own. here are some pictures.









i will post more progress and sketches of the design.
do i sand the front more or is that enough? i used a 120 sandpaper, i dont know if thats too high. suggestions pls
#2
Did you sand that by hand?
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#4
Once you've sanded with 120, I'd use a good quality oil-based sealer/primer, then sand down to 400 grit. This should give you a nice base to start painting from.
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#5
sweetzoids, thanks. ill do that. did i sand hard enough? cause the edges have a different color. or is it supposed to be like that
#6
so what are your plans for this thing ?

eg. colour, pickups ?
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#7
admbwr. i have a design drawn, the base color will most likely be white, and black stenicil design thing(its sorta flowery curvy thingy.. most similar to a jem fretboard maybe, you'll see)... i went to guitar center a few days ago and played one of those guitars with the seymour duncan dimebucker bridge pickup, i really liked it with my amp. soo that will be for the bridge, i dont know about the neck pickup yet.. any suggestions
#8
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admbwr. i have a design drawn, the base color will most likely be white, and black stenicil design thing(its sorta flowery curvy thingy.. most similar to a jem fretboard maybe, you'll see)... i went to guitar center a few days ago and played one of those guitars with the seymour duncan dimebucker bridge pickup, i really liked it with my amp. soo that will be for the bridge, i dont know about the neck pickup yet.. any suggestions


Please, please don't get a Dimebucker. It's quite a horrible pickup - no gain structure or articulation. It does sound nice with a lot of gain, so if that's what you're going for, it might suit you alright.
I'd have a look into the Bill Lawrence L-500XL (which was the actual pickup Dime used) or the SD JD. Both will get you MUCH nicer tones, plus sound good when you're not turned up to 11.
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#9
good feedback, random_hero, im not in a hurry and i want to get the right pickups so ill try out both of those this week, and a few more. thanks.
#10
the guitar is all sanded and ready, i bought the paints,primer,and clearcoat today.. sorry for slow progress but next week are midterms at ASU, and i had lots of projects due recently. ill try work on the guitar this weekend if i have time
#11
@the random hero: With actually owning a guitar with a Dimebucker SH-1 combo for years, I can say its not a horrible pickup. Its very lead oriented. And if bucket-bot tried it out and liked it, theres no reason he shouldn't get it.

Anyway, you either want a Seymour Duncan SH-1 or SH-2 for the neck pickup. If you pm me I'll record something with my Jackson King V with Dimebucker and SH-1. Alder body, bolt on neck, very similar to what you will have.
#13
Did you get the right paint? I don't know... are you painting plastic...?

Bring it back. If you're doing black and white go with the rustoleum lacquer. They sell it at walmart. Whats the two colors for? You will also need clear lacquer.

If you've never spray painted before, please, practice on other things first. Whether its a random piece of metal or random wood. Black is the hardest color to do, the slightest mess up will show up like a punch in the face.
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#15
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correct me if im wrong someone but if you're painting a solid color over the top you don't need to sand it down to the wood just scuff it up enough so the paint can stick
if u already have, ignore me


Yeah you can do that, but its probably better to sand it down and prime it. I forgot to say to get primer. Alder can be a bitch and really soak up the paint. Absolutely make sure you prime it first.
#16
ok so i was gonna paint the back-plate but after a little bit of sanding i liked how it looked so i kept going..



^^do i need to put any kind of finish on top of it?^^

and heres the back-pannel thingy.. im gonna use the design that was meant for the backplate for it.





its drying right now-ish
#17


the body is all primered up and drying right now. i used enamel paint to do the back plate and it came out pretty shiny and smooth.. should i use enamel for the body? if yes is there any kind of special finish i should put over it? i checked the forums and all the posts about enamel say its bad , why? if that won't work out ill use something else...
#18
Enamel is BAAAD.
as far as i know, it will crackle/orange peel on the surface, which is no good at all.
if you're using the plastic paints still, i'd even recommend re-sanding and starting over with standard Krylon spraybombs (see my mod for example) and PRIMER for sure.

Ippon is the god of this, so PM him if you're still in the dark.

but NO ENAMEL on the wood.
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#19
i just finished painting the body. bout time. gonna apply finish this weekend hopefully heres some pictures..


headstock


the plan for the headstock


back of the guitar , i decided to do something meaningful


front

#20
wow that looks fantastic man well done, its making me want a V that seriously looks amazing man, what are the figures on the back ?
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#21
very cool, I like the back alot
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#22
thanks for comments. the back is a doodle i did at a park on a nice day. anyways the RR3 logo is done. the body is drying from the first 9 layers of finish. heres a logo pic. im really excited about how everything will look like when i put the black hardware back on.

#24
All Done. Looking for suggestions for next project. I've always wanted a les paul or Jem body style. . .



Theres some mistakes but i'm really really happy with how it turned out. Just need strings
#25
Sweet. Personally, I would make the pickguard white and put a black outline on it.
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#26
looks amazing!

white and black look awesome on that shape

also... you have the same amp as me! :P: (its a load of pish )
#27
thats sick
the only thing is I don't like how you covered up the head stock
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#28
Haven't posted much lately but I've been busy on some projects. I've decided to redo the whole body and head stock.

I used a soldering iron to burn images (see below) into the body. Light cherry stain was used over it. I am very pleased with how it turned out, also the Evo bridge pickup is much better then my old one.

Just need to make a back-cover for the cavities... and get the neck pickup.









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#29
Sweet man. I saw the last post in the thread from two years ago, and then I figured somebody else just posted without realizing. Welcome back, man! I liked the first refinish and the new one is pretty cool too. That eye on the back is cool.
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#30
Thanks! I get bored really easy and need projects to keep me working. I'm really excited about my new Les Paul build, I get the lumber for it tomorrow.
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#31
Frown face. I thought the black/white was HOT. Whatever floats your boat though!
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#32
wour burnings are great. i really like the design on the bottom, the floral-ish pattern looks nice.
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